Riverside Domestic Violence Blogs from December, 2012


Sexual assault is a serious crime that can come with long-term and life-altering penalties. Some criminals convicted of sexual assault are forced to pay a $10,000 fine in addition to 24, 36, or 48 months in prison. Judges look at each sexual assault case individually and give a determinate sentence to those found guilty depending on the aggravating and mitigating factors of the offense. As well, a sexual assault convict will be registered as a sex offender. This is a punishment that the offender may carry for the rest of his or her life. Sex offenders are restricted from coming near a public park or school, and are listed on public registries. This makes it difficult for these offenders to get a job in the future.

With so many punishments awaiting those convicted of sexual assault, it is very important that suspects hire a hardworking and dedicated lawyer to help them. As a domestic abuse attorney Ty Martinez often handles sexual assault cases. Recently, a client came to him after being charged with sexual assault in Santa Ana. Mr. Martinez took the time to track down friends and family as well as associates that were familiar with both the suspect and the alleged victim of the assault.

Ty Martinez was able to gather statements from individuals who believed that the victim was not being truthful and maintained that the suspect was innocent of his crime. With these statements recorded, Mr. Martinez was able to show the court that there was reasonable doubt that the suspect was guilty. The District Attorney decided that the victim should come in for a second interview, but she did not come to her scheduled appointment. When the District Attorney requested that the victim come to court, she did not appear. Because there was reasonable doubt that the client was guilty of sexual assault, he was released and the case was dismissed. Mr. Martinez works towards achieving results like this in every case he undertakes. If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime, then you need to talk to him today!