An Experienced Orange County Sex Crime Defense Attorney Defends Your Rights Throughout the Legal Process
You Need Skilled Legal Support to Help Protect Your Rights and the Future of Your Family
Individuals charged with even minor misdemeanor sex crimes face an immediate stigma that can stay with them even if the charges are dropped or they are acquitted at trial. The unfortunate truth is that innocent people may face these devastating issues when false charges are brought against them as the result of divorce or other personal issues.
At The McDonnell Law Firm, we recognize the importance of launching an immediate multi-faceted defense. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients throughout the legal process and working tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for every case.
The Effects of Sex Crime Convictions Extend Well Beyond the Sentence
Certain sex crimes, such as indecent exposure and lewd conduct, represent relatively minor infractions typically charged as misdemeanor offenses. Conviction for these crimes often result in minor penalties. However, even these convictions can potentially be subject to registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act. Individuals convicted of serious felony crimes such as rape, molestation and sexual abuse can face harsh prison sentences, while also dealing with a lifetime of abiding by state registration requirements after serving their time.
Registration as a sex offender affects your ability to find a job or a home. The stigma can extend to your entire family and have a negative impact on their business and personal relationships for life.
The only way to completely avoid sex offender registration or a record of a sex offender arrest is to get the prosecution to drop a case before charges are even filed. This is why our lawyers stand ready to begin your defense as soon as possible after we receive your call.
How We Defend our Clients
When you contact an Orange County criminal defense attorney at The McDonnell Law Firm very early in the legal process, we employ every possible legal tool to protect your record:
- We diligently represent you during all questioning to make sure law enforcement handles your case in accordance with all legal requirements — and that your responses do not lead to inadvertent self-incrimination.
- We also conduct detailed investigations into every aspect of the allegations against you, as well as police conduct before and during arrest.
Whether you receive a not-guilty verdict in court or a conviction, criminal records can have a damaging effect on your future. Even after conviction, we can, in some cases, have your criminal records expunged or otherwise hidden from the public after a prescribed period following the time you complete your sentence. Our goal is to provide the best possible future for you and your family.
When Time Matters, Contact Us for the Immediate Legal Defense You Need
Every minute can make a difference to the results of a California sex crime defense. At The McDonnell Law Firm, we are prepared to begin your defense as soon as you contact us. Call us at 562.352.8708 or contact us online to learn how we can help you resolve your legal issues. We offer free initial consultations, accept all major credit cards and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by appointment. Members of our staff speak Spanish. Se habla español.