Sex Crimes Lawyer In Orange County, CA
Accused Of Sex Crimes in California State Or Federal Court?
Child Molestation / Lewd Conduct with a Minor
If you are facing sex crimes charges in California state or federal court, it is crucial to have effective legal representation. Rom Macgregor, a skilled criminal defense attorney, has successfully defended numerous clients accused of child molestation, lewd conduct with a minor, and other serious sex crimes. While allegations of molestation by children are often taken at face value by law enforcement, the truth is that some children may fabricate or exaggerate events. Our firm will engage required investigators and experts to mount a strong defense against these devastating accusations.
Rape and Sexual Assault
We also provide vigorous defense against rape and sexual assault charges, including statutory rape and spousal rape. Each case involves unique factual aspects that require thorough investigation and analysis to mount a robust defense. Issues such as consent and attacking each element of the charge are critical strategies we employ. Our firm hires proper investigators and experts to ensure a comprehensive defense. We believe you deserve the best defense when facing sex crimes, and we are committed to providing it.
Child Pornography, Computer Sex Crimes and Online Solicitation
For individuals accused of child pornography, computer sex crimes, and online solicitation, our firm specializes in mounting complex defenses. We challenge both the elements of the offenses and the sentencing issues involved. In some cases, the accused may have had no role in the presence of illegal material on their computer, such as instances where viruses or other users planted the content. It is the prosecutor's burden to prove that the accused knowingly distributed child pornography. We rely on computer forensics, investigators, and knowledgeable experts, including psychologists, to build a strong defense and minimize or dismiss charges. With a deep understanding of the intricate laws and defenses surrounding these cases, we strive to help you avoid unfair sex crimes charges and penalties.
These computer crimes require the expertise of computer forensics, investigators, and knowledgeable experts such as psychologists to help understand and reduce or dismiss charges. I have personally defended individuals against these harsh sentences and know the intricate laws and defenses that apply to these situations to help you avoid these unfair sex crimes charges and penalties.
Sex Offender Registration
BASED ON THE NEW PC290 CALIFORNIA REGISTRATION LAWS (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021)
We can help determine your “tier” and file petitions to terminate sex offender registration in California state court after July 1, 2021. We can prepare also prepare and file motions to terminate Federal sex offender registration based on your federal sex crime related conviction. The California petitions are based on the recent changes to Penal Code 290 registration laws. The revised Penal Code 290 allows for such petitions to terminate or remove from sex offender registry to be filed on your birthday following July 1, 2021.
For success on either the state or federal motions to terminate sex offender registration it is best to compile proof of rehabilitation. Attorney Ron MacGregor can guide you on the best evidence to support rehabilitation to increase our chances of success on the motions to terminate sex offender registration.
Motions To Terminate Or Reduce Federal Sex Offender Registration
UNDER SORNA BASED ON 34 U.S.C. § 20915
Terminate or Reduce Federal Sex Offender Registration
Federal sex crime related convictions, including possession of child pornography, that require sex offender registration under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) trigger both federal registration periods and state registration periods. The federal sex offender registration is not usually for a lifetime; however, the state in which you live may require a longer length of registration. Therefore, federal registrants must first file a motion to terminate or reduce the federal sex offender registration requirement in federal court and then file a petition or motion in the state in which you live to terminate or reduce your state sex offender registration. The Khojayan Firm can prepare and file both motions.
As to federal sex offender registration, pursuant to section 20915:
(a) Duration. A sex offender has a continuing obligation to register and keep the registration current (except when the sex offender is in custody or civilly committed) for the following periods of time:
(1) 15 years, if the offender is a tier I sex offender;
(2) 25 years, if the offender is a tier II sex offender; and
(3) The life of the offender, if the offender is a tier III sex offender.
(b) Commencement. The registration period begins to run—
(1) When a sex offender is released from imprisonment following conviction for the offense giving rise to the registration requirement, including in cases in which the term of imprisonment is based wholly or in part on the sex offender’s conviction for another offense; or
(2) If the sex offender is not sentenced to imprisonment, when the sex offender is sentenced for the offense giving rise to the registration requirement.
(c) Reduction. If a tier I sex offender has maintained for 10 years a clean record, as described in 34 U.S.C. 20915(b)(1), the period for which the sex offender must register and keep the registration current under paragraph (a) of this section is reduced by 5 years. If a tier III sex offender required to register on the basis of a juvenile delinquency adjudication has maintained a clean record, as described in 34 U.S.C. 20915(b)(1), for 25 years, the period for which the sex offender must register and keep the registration current under paragraph (a) of this section is reduced to the period for which the clean record has been maintained.
First, attorney Ron MacGregor will correspond with the appropriate Department of Justice, probation officer, and your registering agency to determine your “tier.” Then the motion will point out to the court that you have maintained a “clean record.” The “clean record” conditions are that the sex offender not be convicted of any felony or any sex offense, successfully complete any period of supervision, and successfully complete an appropriate sex offender treatment program (certified by a registration jurisdiction or the Attorney General). If successful, the SORNA registration period would then be reduced by five years for a tier I sex offender who maintains a clean record for 10 years, and reduced to the period for which the clean record is maintained for a tier III sex offender required to register on the basis of a juvenile delinquency adjudication who maintains a clean record for 25 years. See 34 U.S.C. 20915(a), (b).
In addition, we can explore and file applications to request an exclusion from being on the Internet Sex Offender Registry (Megan’s Law). Exclusions are based on the type and facts of the crime you were convicted of. If the Department of Justice disagrees with our application, we can appeal the decision administratively and then to the court. We will always fight for you and your rights.
Prostitution, Solicitation, and Pandering Sex Crimes
Prostitution, solicitation and pandering can be serious offenses that have a lasting effect on your record. There are defenses to some of the illegal tactics law enforcement uses to gather its evidence in these cases. My Firm and I will review all evidence including the manner of the encounter, clothes worn, the conversations and the presence of any warrants. Through proper motions to exclude evidence and negotiations, we can reduce your exposure to these offenses.
Lewd and Disorderly Conduct
Ron MacGregor represents individuals from all of California, and jurisdictions throughout the United States who have been charged with indecent exposure and lewd and disorderly conduct. This Firm will defend you against these accusations and resolve these charges as best as we can in your favor.