Santa Barbara Sex Crime Attorney
Sex Crimes Criminal Defense
Sex offenses are among the most abhorrent of crimes in the eyes of the public. Just being accused can result in unwanted media attention and extreme damage to one's reputation, and it is not unusual for families to be torn apart and for marriages to fail under the strain. If you are under investigation for a sex crime, we urge you to do everything you can to hold on to your reputation and your way of life. Invoke your right to an attorney and contact a Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer at Lessem & Newstat as soon as possible. We will gladly sit down with you, thoroughly inspect the evidence against you and recommend your next steps to achieve the best possible results in your case.
Sex Crime Lawyer in Santa Barbara
Police officers and prosecutors in California relentlessly pursue alleged sex crimes violators and charge them with the most serious offenses that they think the evidence will support. The offenses cover a wide range of criminal behavior and vary in degree, including:
- forcible oral copulation
- child molestation
- child pornography
- lewd conduct / indecent exposure
- prostitution / solicitation of prostitution
The penalties for conviction also vary, depending on whether the crime was a misdemeanor or a felony, and can involve significant incarceration, heavy fines and other court conditions that seriously restrict one's freedom. If you have been charged with a crime of sex offense, we understand your distress and embarrassment and as your criminal defense team, are ready to employ our experience, our skills and our extensive knowledge of the law to build a compelling case for you. Our attorneys, with over 50 years of combined experience, enjoy a reputation of aggressive, results-oriented representation among our peers in the legal community. We have obtained hundreds of dismissals and hundreds more reductions in charges, but also do not hesitate to go to trial to preserve our clients' rights when necessary.
In addition to Santa Barbara, we serve communities of Montecito, Isla Vista, UCSB campus, Goleta, and Carpinteria and look forward to hearing from you and giving you the benefit of an aggressive and understanding defense.
For a criminal defense team you can rely on, contact a Santa Barbara sex crime attorney today.