Lewd Conduct with a Minor Charge Reduced to a MisdemeanorAug 18, 2017 by Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes in
Sex crimes in California are taken very seriously and those charged with sex crimes face equally severe consequences. However, with a knowledgeable and experienced sex crimes attorney like Michael McKneely, it is possible to find a result that will not negatively affect the rest of your life.
Not long ago a 21-year-old man from Fresno, California was charged with lewd conduct with a minor and having sex with a 16-year-old. This young man, who had his whole life ahead of him, faced a lifetime of being a registered sex offender and up to almost four years in a federal state prison. In addition to the permanent mark on his record, the stigma of being a registered sex offender would certainly limit the rest of his life by losing a fair chance at many career opportunities.
Attorney McKneely thoroughly investigated and researched the incident and because of his diligence, he convinced the judge to drop one of the charges. By accomplishing this dismissal, after the young man completes his probation, the sole charge against him will be reduced from a felony conviction to a mere misdemeanor. Because of Mckneely’s convincing argument, the man is no longer in danger of needing to register as a sex offender and will not spend a single day in custody.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.