Los Angeles Penetration with a Foreign Object Defense Attorneys
Criminal Defense Attorneys with 50+ Years’ Experience
Sexual penetration with a foreign or unknown object, classified as a sex crime in California, occurs when any unwanted penetration of the genital or anal opening of another by a body part or object other than a penis occurs. If you have been accused of this crime in California, very serious and life-altering penalties may await. Not only will you have to do jail time, but you may be forced to register as a sex offender, which carries a social stigma that can be present for the rest of your life.
To set yourself up for the best possible outcome, contact Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP. Our Los Angeles penetration with a foreign object defense attorneys will work directly with you to come up with a defense that ensures you achieve the lightest possible sentence. Our experienced attorneys have a track record of successfully mitigating the consequences of convictions for thousands of clients.
To work with collaborative and compassionate defense attorneys with over 50 years of combined legal experience, call Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP at (800) 462-7160.
The Definition of Penetration with a Foreign Object
California Penal Code 289 prohibits unlawful sexual penetration using a foreign or unknown object. To better understand this law and how it is applied to criminal cases, it is important to understand how all its facets are defined.
According to California’s penal code:
“’Sexual penetration’ is the act of causing the penetration, however slight, of the genital or anal opening of any person or causing another person to so penetrate the defendant’s or another person’s genital or anal opening for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse by any foreign object, substance, instrument, or device, or by any unknown object.”
It goes on to clarify that a “foreign object” is defined as a “substance, instrument, or device” that can include any part of the body other than a sexual organ. An “unknown object” includes “any foreign object, substance, instrument, or device, or any part of the body, including a penis, when it is not known whether penetration was by a penis or by a foreign object, substance, instrument, or device, or by any other part of the body.” This means that essentially anything that can be put inside of another person can be considered a foreign object for the purposes of this law.
If convicted, you may face very severe penalties, including up to nine years in prison (or more if convicted of multiple acts), registration as a sex offender, and a social stigma that will affect every facet of your life.
In order to convict, the prosecution must prove that you:
- Penetrated the victim’s vagina or anus, however slight
- Did so using a foreign or unknown object, such as a finger, sex toy, or other inanimate object
- Did so by use of force
Contact Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP today to schedule your free consultation.
A skilled Los Angeles penetration with a foreign object defense attorney at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP will work with you and the rest of our legal team to come up with a defense. We may be able to argue that the victim initially gave consent, their accusation is false, or that there is simply not enough evidence to convict. Whatever angle we come up with, we will do so based on your best interests.
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