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In today’s society, there are few accusations more devastating than sexual assault and similar offenses of sexual violence. A good sex crime attorney will point out that many of these accusations are born out of misunderstandings of boundaries, so they can seem to come out of nowhere. Nevertheless, you need to take them seriously. You need an attorney of the highest quality to combat these charges. Without their help, your life could be changed forever. Seek a sexual crime attorney who will advocate for you. The Law Offices of Lisa A. Kopelman is a top-quality law firm in Orange County, California. Contact Lisa A. Kopelman immediately if you need help from a sex offender lawyer.

Criminal charges of a sexual nature can tarnish your record for years to come. The Law Offices of Lisa A. Kopelman—based in Irvine, CA—is committed to helping you clear your name by representing your interests in the courtroom. With 30+ years of experience in the legal arena, Ms. Kopelman has represented clients facing a wide variety of charges, including: 

  • Rape 
  • Indecent exposure 
  • Child molestation 
  • Sexual assault 
  • Solicitation 

Clear your name once and for all with adequate legal representation. Attorney Kopelman will build a strong defense, helping you gather any and all pieces of evidence that help support your narrative. Set the record straight with an experienced crime attorney. 

With your reputation and future at stake, it is important for you to act swiftly. With careful case analysis and skillful filing of legal motions, the right legal counsel can have potential evidence either suppressed or thrown out altogether. A strong defense can also have your charges dropped or reduced. Ensure fair outcomes and get your life back on track with an experienced lawyer.  

The goal is to help you avoid severe penalties that include lifetime registration as a sex offender, which can affect your career prospects and family life. Likewise, Atty. Kopelman can have a registration removed to protect you and your loved ones from stigma.  

She will assess your situation to determine the best strategies in handling your case. With extensive work in criminal defense, she will bring an objective and sober view to the table. During this time of crisis, getting solid legal representation is the single best thing you can do for yourself. The sooner you act, the better, so you can put the situation behind you and start rebuilding your reputation.  

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What does it mean to have a rape allegation?

Rape (PC 261) is defined as follows:

  • The accused had sexual intercourse with a woman;
  • The woman did not consent to the intercourse;


  • The accused accomplished the intercourse by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury to the woman or to someone else.


Rape includes having sexual intercourse with a woman who is incapable of giving consent due to unconsciousness or incapacity.


Spousal Rape

Penal Code 262 PC is the California statute that makes it a crime for a person to commit spousal rape, or to have sexual intercourse with his/her spouse without the spouse’s consent. The offense is sometimes referred to as marital rape and it falls under the umbrella of California’s rape laws and domestic violence laws. Spousal rape is a serious felony that can lead to a state prison sentence of up to eight years.  There is no legal distinction between spousal rape and rape, other than the law permits prosecution of rape of a spouse. 


Date Rape

Date rape is not a legal term but is a concept that covers any non-consensual sex where the victim is raped by an acquaintance.  In California date rape is treated under the law in the same fashion as a rape charge.   Often the circumstances surrounding consent can be confusing.  Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that clear and concise consent is obtained before engaging in any sexual activity.  Date rape is a serious offense and the failure to obtain proper consent before engaging in sexual intercourse puts an individual at risk of being charged with rape.


All Rape in California is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of up to 8 years in state prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender.

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You should not waste any time after you’ve been accused of a sex crime. Contact Lisa A. Kopelman to be your sex crime attorney today. Time is essential, so you must engage a skilled sexual assault lawyer to assemble your defense immediately. The state and public at large take these crimes seriously, and so should you. 
If you are instead in need of an expert in domestic violence law, See our Domestic Violence Lawyer Orange County, CA page here. 

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Protect yourself and your rights by working with a qualified Orange County, CA lawyer. The Law Offices of Lisa A. Kopelman is prepared to help clients with their case. Attorney Kopelman has dedicated her life to protecting clients who are wrongfully accused. She understands how frightening being accused of a crime can be, and so she fights aggressively to defend you and your rights. 

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Common sex crimes include

  • Rape, spousal rape 
  • sexual battery
  • child molestation
  • child pornography
  • internet sex crimes
  • statutory rape
  • prostitution
  • trafficking
  • indecent exposure
  • sex offender registration violations   

Get Defense from a Qualified Attorney

Aside from extended jail time and large fines, being registered as a sex offender can cause you to lose certain licenses, prevent you from applying to certain jobs, and can prevent you from seeing your children, among other concerns. A sex crime lawyer can help defend you by examining your situation and determining what strategies would work best as your defense. For example, an argument could be made that you did not willingly expose yourself, or that you had reason to believe no one else would be in the area. 

Lisa A. Kopelman is an experienced sexual harassment and assault lawyer who commits herself to providing her clients with solid defenses. She fights aggressively for your rights, provides knowledgeable legal advice, and dedicates herself to making sure you get the service you deserve. Consider contacting her today for a free consultation. 

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