Taking Your Side on Sex Offense Accusations
If you've been charged with a sex crime, you are facing accusations that can follow you for the rest of your life. A conviction on a sex crime, often based merely on the word of another person, can lead to years in prison and lifelong registration on the sex offender registry.
You need a criminal defense lawyer who will vigorously take your side while remaining calm and objective when determining how best to protect your rights. I'm San Diego attorney Jim Pokorny, and I have been helping people like you fight California and federal criminal charges for more than 30 years. Contact me for a free phone consultation.
Handling Adult and Child Sex Crime Charges
Sex crime allegations typically involve an accusation that you either had unwanted sexual contact with an adult or inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. In both cases, the facts of the case are often open to different interpretations. Common types of sex crime charges include the following:
I take a sensitive, respectful approach to defending clients against sex crime charges. I will always put your priorities first and help you make informed decisions based on my long experience helping clients fight these accusations.
Understanding Sex Offender Registration
Under California's "Megan's Law," if you are convicted of a sex-related violation, you may be required to register as a sex offender for life. This can be a very frightening prospect for someone facing a sex crime, and ensures that a conviction will have a lasting impact, long after any prison time is served.
I believe that once an individual has paid their debt to society, they deserve the opportunity to make a fresh start. Unfortunately, the current laws create challenges in this area when it comes to sex crimes. I know just how high the stakes when there are allegations of sexual assault or other sex crimes. I will work hard to seek the best possible result in your case.
Contact me to learn more about what I can do to help you protect your rights when you are facing a sex crime charge.