Since 1971, a former Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice State of California, Sam Spital prosecuted cases in all State and Federal Courts through the California Supreme Court as well as the US Supreme Court. Since 1978, he has handled the defense of sex crimes and internet crime cases throughout San Diego County.
San Diego Sex Crime Attorney
Being investigated for and/or charged with a sex crime can be a life-destroying situation. Beyond the criminal penalties you face — including prison time — you will be required to register as a sex offender if convicted, damaging your personal reputation and making life unbearable, whether in your efforts to keep your current employment and/or to find new employment, connecting with family and friends, and being involved and/or residing in your community. If you are facing sex crimes charges, it is crucial to seek the assistance of an accomplished San Diego criminal defense attorney.
Internet & Sex Crime Charges
We are rated “10″ out of “10″ as superb criminal defense attorneys and we represent individuals charged with sex crimes, including those involving the Internet. We are passionate about pursuing the best possible outcomes for our sex crime defense clients in cases involving allegations of:
- possession of child pornography
- adult and child molestation
- sexual abuse charges
- sexual molestation
- sexual battery
- prostitution charges
- date rape and statutory rape
- sodomy charges
- human and sex trafficking of a minor
- solicitation charges
- online sex crime charges
- sextexting with a minor
- indecent exposure or lewd conduct
- obscene conduct charges
- public lewdness charges
These devastating sex crime, sexual molestation, rape, child pornography and internet crime charges are often based on the statements of a single person with little corroborating evidence; the burden is on the government to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Our firm will develop a plan of action and, upon a client approval, work with experienced private investigators who can help us prove your innocence or otherwise establish an effective defense and offense against all forms of sexual crimes, human trafficking, rape, child pornography, prostitution and internet sex crimes charges in San Diego. Our investigators seek to aggressively investigate the complaining party. The goal is to attack the credibility of the accuser by showing any ill-motives, lack of trustworthiness, etc.
We also use highly regarded and distinguished forensic psychologists as expert witnesses to question bias or dishonesty from the victim, as well as to disprove criminal intent.
As your San Diego sex crime defense counsel, we seek to evaluate all of the physical and forensic evidence. We also strive to present a persuasive and compelling defense including, but not limited to, consent (not force) or entrapment, and by presenting all of the mitigating facts. To learn more about mitigating factors in these cases, see our Sex Crimes page.
Sex Crime Penalties
The punishment for sex crimes is based upon certain criteria, including the following:
- The nature and severity of the crime
- Overall criminal history
- Whether you are currently on probation for a sex crime offense
- If the defendant has completed the terms of a previous criminal sentence
- The actual or potential harm to the public
- The defendant’s age
- The victim’s age and vulnerability
- The defendant’s dependence on drugs or narcotics
- The defendant’s psychiatric history
- Evidence of rehabilitation
To avoid life-altering consequences such as prison, sex offender registration, the loss of your professional license, or issues regarding insurance as well as current and future employment, it is crucial to have a skilled and tough San Diego sex crime defense lawyer who knows the law and is on your side. If you are being investigated, have been arrested or charged with any sex crime, it is in your best interest to contact us online or call us now at 619-583-0350 to speak to a San Diego internet sex crime defense lawyer. We are available seven days a week, a minimum of 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Do not hesitate to contact us before posting bail.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult a San Diego sex crime attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.