Redwood City Sex Crimes Lawyer
Our office handles the defense of sex crime cases in Redwood City criminal court. Through diligence, hard work, and persistence, we have obtained favorable results for many clients facing sex crime allegations. We know how to spot the important issues in a sex crime case. We have years of experience litigating issues that arise in this type of case and helping our clients fight this type of case in Redwood City. We have handled many cases like this in San Mateo County Superior Court, and we have also defended clients across the Bay Area in cases like this; including clients working in the tech industry, former government employees, police officers, real estate professionals, and individuals working in many other fields.
Some of these cases involve false accusations. The defense of false accusation cases often requires intensive and comprehensive investigation. It may require the assistance of forensic psychological experts, who have experience in family dynamics, psychology, forensic interviewing, and memory contamination. Our office has attended a number of trainings specifically directed at the defense of sex crime cases. Some of these cases include the presentation of questionable psychological theories masquerading as “science.” In other areas of criminal law, the presentation of unproven scientific testimony is commonly referred to as “junk science.” We have experience identifying and challenging questionable psychological theories that may be put forth in your case and working with experts to raise these challenges.
Some Redwood City sex crime cases involve DNA evidence. That evidence must be scrutinized and evaluated by a defense expert. Some cases may involve digital evidence or cell phone evidence. That evidence may require litigation of search and seizure issues, either under the Fourth Amendment or the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Our office has years of experience litigating Fourth Amendment issues and California Electronic Communications Privacy Act issues. Our office has been asked to present trainings on motions to suppress and the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
A comprehensive investigation using a licensed private investigator is critical in a sex crime case. That investigator must work with the attorney to identify and uncover all potentially favorable evidence, including favorable witnesses.
Any forensic interviews conducted of any accuser in your case, must be exhaustively reviewed and transcribed. There are forensic interviewing techniques used by law enforcement that may need to be addressed or challenged by a defense expert.
Some of these cases may involve false or coerced confessions. Experienced police detectives may have utilized coercive psychological techniques to get you to make statements against your interest. We have experience filing motions to suppress statements made and challenging false confessions. It is difficult for the general public to understand that people subjected to coercive psychological techniques might make statements that would incriminate them, even if they didn’t actually commit a crime. Whether or not this happened, is fact specific and fact dependent.
Sex crime accusations may also have family law or custody consequences, professional licensing consequences, or employment consequences. We have defended many clients facing related proceedings, and have strategies and recommendations for clients. This may include making referrals to family law attorneys or licensing attorneys as appropriate.
There are cases where the client admits wrongdoing. In those cases our job as the defense attorney is to seek to work out the best possible disposition for the client. This may include having the client forensically evaluated by a psychologist for any mental health issues, and investigating any other areas of mitigation. Drug addiction or mental health issues may be necessary to investigate and adequately research.
Sex crime cases are widely known as some of the most difficult types of cases to defend. Experienced prosecution teams are assigned to handle these types of cases. To adequately defend a person charged with a sex crime in Redwood City, your defense attorney must have experience with this specific type of case, which allows the attorney to spot common issues that may arise. These possible issues could include false memory or memory contamination issues, DNA issues, digital evidence issues, cell phone evidence issues, or problems with the forensic interviewing process. Your case might also involve an accuser who has a motive to fabricate claims against you, or concoct false allegations against you. Once the issues are identified, an experienced attorney must craft a litigation strategy aimed at putting the client in the best possible position for trial or settlement.
Our office has handled a number of complicated cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct in Redwood City. We have obtained favorable results for many clients. A result in a prior case is not a guarantee of any result in your case, as all outcomes are dependent on the facts of the case. Sex crimes convictions can carry lifetime sex registration and a number of other significant penalties, including lengthy prison terms.
If you have been contacted by law enforcement, investigating any type of case involving accusations of sexual misconduct, you should ask for an attorney immediately. You have the right to ask for an attorney and to remain silent.
You should not discuss any accusations being made against you with anyone else, even anyone else in your family, until you speak to an attorney. A common law enforcement investigation tactic is what is called a pre-text call, or communication. A pre-text communication, for example, is when a friend or relative contacts you and attempts to discuss any accusations made against you. These types of pre-text communications, which can be done via phone call, text, or other messaging service, can be recorded by law enforcement and used against you.
Many Redwood City sex crime cases carry life in prison exposure. These cases are very serious. It is crucial that you speak to experienced defense counsel today. These case are charged very aggressively in Redwood City criminal court. The prosecution may seek to stack a number of charges on you, and often seeks a very high bail amount which could keep you in jail while you fight your case.
If you have been accused by a family member, friend, acquaintance, or the police, of any type of sex crime occurring in Redwood City, or San Mateo County, you need to immediately consult with a defense attorney. Please call our office today for a consultation with an attorney experienced in defending sex crime cases.