Knowledgeable Sex Crime Defense Lawyers Serving Hayward & Dublin CA
Sex offense charges and convictions carry a significant stigma with them in society that will follow you around and affect the rest of your life. 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 someone who can ensure that your rights are being protected and that all possible defenses are being explored.
At Garcia, Schnayerson & Thompson, we have been defending people charged with sex crimes in California state and federal court since we founded our firm in 1981. Our Hayward sex crime defense attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience, and as the law changes, so do we in finding ways to prepare extensive defenses that we use when advocating on behalf of our clients in court.
If you have been under investigation or have been arrested and charged with any type of sex offense, please contact Garcia, Schnayerson & Thompson to schedule a free initial consultation to see how we can help you. We also have Spanish-speaking staff who can assist you.
Sexual Assault and Rape Defense Lawyers in Alameda County
Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, people search out our attorneys because we focus our practice of law exclusively on criminal defense matters and are well-equipped to prepare a strong, thorough defense in state and 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,
Our strategy for defending sex offense cases is to question the validity of the complaining witness statements and credibility. We also challenge every element of the charge and the prosecution’s evidence looking for legal procedural missteps, including any relevant search and seizure issues. We contest all scientific, technical and forensically gathered evidence. We also routinely bring in psychological experts when they can testify that our client has no pre-disposition for this type of behavior.
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. We know charges and convictions related to sex crimes can forever damage your reputation, including your ability to gain employment, housing or acceptance in any community. This is why we are so thorough in our defense practices.
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.
Contact Our Hayward & Dublin CA Defense Firm
Contact us for a free and private consultation about your case. There is no type of criminal case we will not take, because everyone deserves justice and his or her day in court.