Santa Barbara Rape Lawyer

Facing a rape charge?

According to the California Penal Code 261, crimes of rape are all classified as felony offenses. Rape is a very serious charge and if you are being investigated or have been charged with this offense, you have rights that need to be protected! It is imperative that you do not hesitate but get in contact with Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP at your earliest opportunity. An experienced and knowledgeable Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney at our firm will meet with you, take the time to listen to your side, explain the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and honestly share your options with you.

Rape Defense Attorney in Santa Barbara

We are a dynamic and aggressive law firm with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system, and a strong belief in the presumption of innocence. With over 50 years of combined experience, our criminal defense lawyers have defended people against a wide variety of sex crimes including rape and the related crimes of statutory rape, spousal rape, date rape and oral copulation by force. We understand that completely innocent people can be accused of rape-related crimes and are prepared to find the flaws in the prosecution's case if there are any, and use their own tactics to your advantage. Some of the challenges we can employ in rape cases include:

  • False accusations, typically used in domestic violence , divorce, child custody or acrimonious break-up situations
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Consent
  • Mistaken identity

With over 200 jury trials in our background and two former public defender attorneys on staff, we are often successful in getting charges against our clients dropped or reduced; but failing that, we are more than ready to fight for your rights and your freedom in court. We are proud of our reputation in the communities of Montecito, Isla Vista, UCSB campus, Goleta, and Carpinteria for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect the rights of our clients and you can be sure that if we are retained in your case, we will leave no stone uncovered to help you achieve the best possible result in your case.

For fair treatment and an honest and thorough representation, please contact a Santa Barbara rape lawyer at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP.