Protecting Your Rights With Extensive Experience
Sex offense charges and convictions carry a significant stigma in our society that can follow you around to affect the rest of your life. Charges and convictions related to sex crimes can seriously damage your reputation, including your ability to get work, housing or acceptance in any community.
That is why it is essential to have qualified, experienced criminal defense representation when you have been charged with any type of sex offense. You need defense attorneys who can ensure that your rights are being protected and that all possible defenses are used. At Thompson Garcia, we have been defending people charged with sex crimes in state and federal court for over 50 years. As the law changes, so do we in finding ways to prepare a sophisticated defense that we use when advocating on behalf of our clients.
If you have been under investigation or have been arrested and charged with any type of sex offense, call us at 510-STAR-580 to schedule a free consultation. We also have Spanish-speaking staff who can assist you.
Sex Offense Cases Often Have Penalties Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences
Sex crime cases often carry with them mandatory minimum sentences, especially if the crimes involve multiple acts against one victim or multiple victims. More importantly, there are sex offender registry issues that must be factored into these types of cases, and we often represent people in their attempts at deregistration.
Our firm’s sole focus is criminal defense. We prepare strong defenses for clients in state or federal court for any of the following sex offense crimes:
- Sexual assault and rape
- Felony murder involving rape
- Domestic violence involving spousal rape
- Sexual battery
- Indecent exposure
We also represent people charged with sex crimes that involve a minor, including:
- Statutory rape
- Fondling of a child
- Online solicitation of a minor
- Child pornography – possession
We Use Proven Strategies To Safeguard Your Future Freedom
Our strategy for defending sex offense cases and rape charges is to question the validity of the complaining witness statements and credibility. We thoroughly investigate the accusing witness to determine the credibility of the statements given. Rape accusations can stem from interpersonal disputes or attempts at revenge for previous conflict. We will challenge the charge, providing our own detailed explanation of the situation.
We also challenge every element of the charge and the prosecution’s evidence looking for legal procedural missteps, including any search and seizure issues. We will have evidence removed that cannot legally be used against you.
Our lawyers run a variety of analysis from our own tests to contest all scientific, technical and forensically gathered evidence. We also routinely bring in psychological experts when they can testify that our client has no predisposition for this type of behavior.
In accusations of sexual assault against a minor, discretion and attention to detail are of utmost importance. From online sex crimes, including solicitation of a minor and child pornography, to more serious allegations of statutory rape and indecencies, we take the defenses others might shy away from. There is no type of criminal case we will not take, because everyone deserves justice and his or her day in court.
Rape And Sex Crimes Charges Are Not To Be Taken Lightly
At Thompson Garcia, we seek to represent your interests as you deal with one of the harshest accusations in the legal system. While dangerous predators do lurk, there are many unjustly accused, and we fight to protect their reputation and rights to fair trial.
If you have already lost your case or even served your sentence, do not give up hope of a second chance. We represent clients seeking deregistration from the sexual offender registries.
Contact Our Skilled Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys Today
We understand how a conviction of sex crimes, including date rape, can result in harsh minimum sentences and mandatory sex offender registration. The profound impact on your day-to-day life motivates our thorough and tireless defense of your case.
We also work with immigrants who have been charged with sex crimes and are likely facing deportation as a result, since many of these offenses are classified as crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMT). We have experience working with clients on how to take steps to avoid deportation as well as helping clients prevent themselves from being barred from obtaining a green card or citizenship.
To learn how we can help you, call our Pleasanton office at 510-STAR-580 for a private initial consultation at no charge to you. You may also reach out to our firm online by completing our convenient form.