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Sex Crime Charges

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What is a Sex Crime?

A sex crime can be a misdemeanor or felony of a sexual nature. Here are some of the most common sex crimes.

  • Rape
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Lewd conduct
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual Battery
  • Child sex abuse
  • Lewd acts with a child
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Oral copulation by force

Penalties for Sex Crimes

The penalties for sex crimes often include incarceration time and sometimes a possible life sentence in certain situations and registering as a sex offender. Even minor sex crimes can result in a jail sentence and require lifetime registration as a sex offender. If the sex crime is charged as a felony the penalties can also include:

  • Obligation to include the felony on employment applications
  • Your right to possessing a firearm is banned
  • Increased difficulty to get a California conviction expunged from your record


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Legal Defenses for Sex Crimes

Being falsely accused is very common for sex crimes and can come out of jealousy, anger, or spite.

There has to be sexual contact in order for a sex crime to occur. If there was no sexual contact, then you can’t be guilty of a sex crime.

If there was consent, then no sex crime occurred. Even if someone later said they didn’t consent, if they didn’t make it clear during the sex act, then you can’t be convicted of a sex crime.

Have you been legally accused of committing a sex crime? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal council for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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Your Defense Attorney for Sex Crimes

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Felonies, Sex Crimes, Rape, Kidnapping, Prostitution/Solicitation, and Juvenile Crimes to name a few.

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About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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