Sex Crimes

Orange County (Fullerton) Criminal Defense Attorney Steven K. Bloom has established himself as the premier sex crimes defense lawyer and has successfully represented many persons accused of Sex Offenses in Orange County. Attorney Bloom has earned a reputation in the community as a sex crimes defense expert and has lectured at California State University at Fullerton as an expert in defending sex offenses.
Defending a sex crime is not like defending any other type of criminal offense. No other crime carries such a profound public stigma that can label someone for a lifetime. Sex offense cases in Orange County carry potential lifetime registration as a sex offender, substantial prison sentences and more.

Sex offense cases require an attorney with years of experience. With experience comes knowledge. In these cases, the police have a definite procedure that they follow to try to ensure convictions. Knowledge of these procedures can keep you free while ignorance can end you up behind bars. There have been many times that, with the knowledge and expertise of Attorney Bloom, clients have been able to avoid a case being filed against them, thus avoiding public humiliation, lifetime registration, and long prison terms.

Psychological evaluations are often a useful tool by an experienced sex offense lawyer. Psychologists can conduct interviews and tests to come to their expert opinions as to whether the accused fits the profile of someone who would act in the way alleged. A reputable psychologist can be a powerful tool in getting charges dismissed, reduced, or avoiding lifetime sex offender registration.
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Types of sex crimes/offenses

There are many types of sex offenses, some are misdemeanors but most are considered serious felonies, especially in conservative Orange County. Misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by no more than 1 year in the county jail, while felonies are punishable by many years in state prison.

  • California Penal Code (PC) 288 – lewd act with a child under 14 years of age, a felony.
  • California Penal Code (PC) 288a(b) – lewd act with child 14-18 years of age, can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony.
  • California Penal Code (PC) 261.2 – forcible rape, a felony.
  • California Penal Code (PC) 261.5 – statutory rape (consensual intercourse under 18 years old), misdemeanor, or felony.
  • California Penal Code (PC) 290 – obligation to register as a sex offender with the local police.
  • California Penal Code (PC) 311 – possession of obscene matter, can be a misdemeanor or felony.
  • California Penal Code (PC) 314 – indecent exposure, a misdemeanor.
  • California Penal Code (PC) 647(a) – lewd act in a public place, a misdemeanor.
  • California Penal Code (PC) 647(b) – solicitation of prostitution, a misdemeanor.
  • California Penal Code (PC) 243.4 – sexual battery, can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony.
The Law Offices of Steven K. Bloom has successfully represented clients accused of each of the above-mentioned sex offenses and more. Call and see why even other criminal defense attorneys refer their toughest sex cases to Attorney Bloom.

The Law Offices of Steven K. Bloom proudly serve the cities of Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Brea, Anaheim, Buena Park, Santa Ana, Orange, Irvine, La Habra, Tustin, Placentia, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Stanton, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, and all of Orange County and LA County as well as Riverside and San Bernardino.

Client Testimonials

I am So Happy that I hired Attorney, Steve Bloom, to help me with my DUI case. He is Very Professional, Hard working and Extremely Knowledgeable & Very Attention to details. I was scared and worried and he immediately made me feel at ease. Then, over the next number of months, he lived up to everything he said to me over the phone and at our initial consultation. He was able to get many allegations dismissed in court and even won my DMV Hearing, which saved me from having my licensed suspended for 1 year! He is worth every penny I paid him and more. I will give him 5 plus Stars, I definitely will refer anyone who need his help to him .
Jonatan P
Jonatan P
Mr.Bloom is an amazing lawyer, he was optimistic in getting my case dismissed. He was very communicative and responsive, every time I called he picked up and helped me with any questions I had. He is honest, a man of his word, I would recommend his services to anyone looking for an attorney you won’t regret it. I was VERY satisfied with the outcome of my case.
Derek Coloma
Derek Coloma
Mr.Bloom has been our family lawyer for over 10 years now. Our family can not show him enough gratitude for what he’s done for us over the years. He’s represented me on several different occasions and if it wasn’t for him, my life would be in a different place rite now. During the worst of times, he went the extra mile to assure me things would be okay. Mr. Bloom has earned my upmost respect and trust. Best defensive lawyer in OC!
Monica Gutierrez
Monica Gutierrez
I’m Monica and I recently hired Steven to work on my case. I did my research and came to the conclusion that he’s the best attorney in Orange County. He has 20 years of experience and is well known online and in person as the best attorney in Orange County. He worked with me and helped with words of advice and calming personality. He always communicated with me and gave me all the details of my case. He’s literally the best attorney from my experience. I had VERY positive results with my case and I would definitely return to Steven if I need help. I highly recommend him he’s helpful, knowledgeable, experienced, communicative, and works hard to really help people. Highly recommend him. Thank you Steven.
Susette Olivares
Susette Olivares
I found Steven Bloom on Avvo. I had never needed an attorney so I did not know what I was supposed to be looking for. After calling other attorneys and getting different quotes I almost went with the cheapest but then I called Steven and I'm glad I did. He was so reassuring and walked me through the process. He made sure I got what I asked for and was even able to check with his colleague that my case wouldn't interfere with other legal things I have going on. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family, Thank you Steven!
Steve went above and beyond in helping me resolve a petty theft case. For someone who had never had any run-ins with the law before, the entire process of going to court and retaining an attorney was all new and very frightening. I researched several different attorneys before settling on Steve because he was the only one who really acknowledged my concerns when I described my case to him over the phone. During the consultation, he laid out his game plan and explained exactly how he would tackle my case, and hearing him say that it was very likely that he could resolve was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. In the end, he was able to get my case dismissed with NO guilty plea, and thus, no conviction on my record. I would highly, highly recommend him to anyone in the OC area looking for a defense attorney, whatever your situation. He is incredibly competent and has so much professional experience, but above all that, his kindness and authenticity are the real deal. He really listens to you and makes you feel at ease despite everything. I can't recommend him enough and I'm so glad I retained him for my case. Thank you so much, Steve.
William Lee
William Lee
Steve helped me and my family resolve a DUI case involving several serious charges. Before hiring him, we spoke to a family friend in the Orange County Sheriff's Department who recommended that we prioritize looking for a lawyer who is not only well established in OC but also has extensive experience with the court handling our case, North Justice Court. After interviewing several lawyers around the area, Steve became the clear choice as he is extremely knowledgable about the various judges, prosecutors, and clerks at North Justice and also has many personal connections with those people. The case itself was not easy and a very difficult and exasperating process, but Steve had a very well thought out game plan and was able to execute it while doing his best to keep us reassured the entire way. We are happy with the results that included reduced charges and a significant reduction in fines.
Wil R
Wil R
His honesty and beyond fair price was the first reason I hired Steven K Bloom. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I quickly realized that he is well known and respected in the Orange County Court System. He handled my case very professionally, and he kept me feeling confident through my entire case. At the end of my case all charges against me were dropped. I feel confident in saying, if I had hired some other attorney, the results would not have been the same. He went above and beyond the call of duty for me. If you want the best defense that you can possibly have, I highly recommend Steven K Bloom. Thank you again Steve, I am very grateful for your services

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