Sex Crime Attorney in Santa Ana

Get immediate legal assistance if charged with any sex crime.

Our Santa Ana criminal defense attorney at Darwish Law provides effective and aggressive representation for those accused of committing any sex crime. Sex crime charges have serious penalties upon conviction, and you need powerful and aggressive defense counsel working with you on an immediate basis. At our firm, we know that you may have been arrested or charged, but that does not necessarily mean you are guilty. You have the right to due process, and fair treatment as a defendant, and we are here to protect you. We understand fully what's at stake and make it our business to provide a well-crafted defense case while protecting your rights.

Sex crimes include (but are not limited to) offenses such as the following:

  • Sexual assault
  • Possessing child pornography
  • Indecent exposure
  • Rape
  • Attempted rape
  • Sodomy
  • Forced oral copulation

There are many intricacies involved with what constitutes a sex crime; some are misdemeanors, others are felonies. For example, intentionally touching a stranger's intimate body part that is covered by clothing could be a misdemeanor sexual assault, while it could be a felony if the prosecutor can prove to the court that the alleged victim was unlawfully restrained. The penalties imposed for a sex crime conviction vary, based upon several factors, including any act of violence or threats of violence or the presence of any weapon in the commission of the crime. A misdemeanor sexual assault could result in 6 months to 1 year in jail with fines up to $3000, while a felony sexual battery could mean 4 years in state prison and fines up to $10,000. Most sex crime convictions will also carry the requirement to register as a sex offender for life, and the state will dictate where you can live and work. Public citizens will be able to find out if you are on the list, and can view your photo so they can identify you in the neighborhood in which you live.

Santa Ana Sex Crime Lawyer: Protecting your Rights

Our firm knows how to present a defense strategy that can win at trial, even in criminal accusations involving a sex offense. Without this level of dedicated and skilled representation, your chances of being convicted can greatly increase. Don't take such a dangerous risk when you future freedom is involved. You may be completely innocent, or you may be guilty of a lesser crime than the one you are charged with. We offer a no-obligation, confidential case evaluation where we can discuss your case and the options available to you. Contact us right away, because the faster we get your defense case in motion, the better your chances of walking away, unharmed with your freedom and reputation intact.