As your San Diego sex crime defense attorneys, at Spital & Associates, we represent you if you have been charged with a sex crime, and we aggressively defend your rights in court.
If you are accused of a sex crime, call a San Diego Sex Crime Lawyer who is experienced in handling these crimes. The defense of date rape, indecent exposure, molestation, obscene conduct, prostitution, stalking, sexual assault and other sex crimes often involves your word against another, and there may be little corroborating evidence.
We have experienced private investigators to help prove your innocence and/or establish your defense; a private investigator will work on uncovering evidence that may indicate the charges are either false or that someone else actually committed the crime. Our strategy also includes seeking to uncover evidence of victim bias and/or a history of lying by the victim. We use a forensic psychologist as an expert witness as part of our strategy as well.
Types of Sex Crime Charges in San Diego
We represent individuals charged with a wide variety of “adult” sex crimes, including:
- Date Rape
- Indecent Exposure
- Obscene Conduct
- Possession or Distribution of Pornography
- Child Porn (CP)
- Internet Child Porn
- Soliciting Prostitution
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Assault
- Statutory Rape
Our role as your skilled, experienced and effective San Diego sex crime defense counsel is to present a persuasive defense as well as to establish all of the facts in mitigation, such as the following:
- Whether the defendant charged with the sex crime involves actual or potential harm to the public;
- Whether the defendant charged with a sex crime has a prior overall criminal record, if any;
- The level of compliance with the sentence and terms of probation of the defendant accused of a sex crime;
- Whether the defendant who is accused of a sex crime has any prior arrests of record;
- The number and/or variety of sex crime violations or charges (counts) filed against the defendant;
- The nature and severity of the crime;
- Whether the defendant charged with the sex crime has demonstrated rehabilitation and remorse;
- The time that has passed since the underlying sex crime act or offense;
- The financial benefit to the defendant accused of rape, prostitution, molestation, stalking, sexual assault, sex crime, soliciting prostitution, porn, Internet child porn, indecent exposure, and/or obscene conduct, if any;
- Whether the conduct of the defendant who is prosecuted for a sex crime and/or obscene conduct has demonstrated cruelty;
- Whether the defendant accused of a sex crime was suffering from a mental or physical condition that significantly reduced culpability for the crime;
- Whether the defendant who faces sex crime charges or offenses is ineligible for probation;
- Whether the defendant charged with a sex crime has made restitution to the victim;
- Whether the sex crime involved great violence, great bodily harm, threat of great bodily harm, or other acts disclosing a high degree of cruelty, viciousness and/or callousness;
- Whether the defendant accused of a sex crime act or offense was armed with or used a weapon at the time of the commission of the crime;
- The defendant prosecuted for a sex crime did not induce others to participate in the commission of the crime or did not occupy a position of leadership or dominance of other participants in its commission;
- Whether the defendant who is accused of the crime did not induce a minor to commit or assist in the commission of the crime;
- The defendant who is charged with a sex crime has not been convicted of other crimes for which consecutive sentences could have been imposed but for which concurrent sentences are being imposed.
- The manner in which the crime was carried out does not indicate planning, sophistication, or professionalism;
- The sex crime act and offense did not involve an attempted or actual taking or damage of great monetary value;
- The defendant accused of a sex crime did not take advantage of a position of trust or confidence to commit the offense;
- Whether the defendant who is charged with sex crimes has engaged in violent conduct which indicates a serious danger to society;
- The defendant accused of the crime has not served a prior prison term;
- The defendant accused of a sex crime was not on probation or parole when the crime was committed
Consequences of a Sex Crime
- County jail or state prison incarceration
- A permanent criminal record
- Significant fines
- Probation or parole
- Mandatory courses or classes
- Registration as a sex offender and published on the Internet
- Unable to obtain and/or difficulty with employment and housing
- Lifetime revocation of your California Driver’s License
- Being subject to denial of a State Board license or having your professional license suspended or revoked (see Professional Licensing)
If you are being investigated for, or have been arrested for or charged with a sex crime, contact a San Diego Sex Crime Defense Attorney at 619.583.0350 or send an e-mail now so that we can help.
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108-1642
Banker’s Hill Associate Office
1901 First Avenue, Suite 138
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Associate Office
Of Counsel – Bill O’Connell, Esq.
110 West C Street, Suite 1300
San Diego, CA 92101-3978
Associates available 24/7.
Call (619) 583-0350 or send us an e-mail.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.