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When allegations of a sex crime emerge, you can feel very alone. Your friends, your family, and your co-workers won't look at you the same way. Your reputation may be tarnished forever, even if you are never charged with a crime. Sex crime cases can have lifetime consequences and it is crucial you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.
Why clients choose the Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, A Professional Law Corporation:
- We implement a strategic approach to each case
- Thousands of criminal defense cases handled
- Recognized by clients, peers, and the media
- We're backed by decades of experience
At the Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, A Professional Law Corporation, we will be there for you during this difficult time. Before you talk to investigators or police, it is important to understand what you face and how best to defend yourself. Our attorneys were former sex crime prosecutors where they have spent years working with law enforcement agencies building cases against defendants. They know how sex crime detectives investigate sex crime cases and what district attorneys need to prosecute them. They know what crimes require registration as a sex offender and how to negotiate with DA's to try and avoid such registration.
Let our Irvine criminal defense attorneys use their specialized skills and training for your best defense. Contact (949) 558-0042 today for a free confidential consultation.
Process of Investigating a Sex Crime Allegation
Different kinds of sex crimes involve different kinds of evidence. In cases involving rape and sexual assault, investigators may rely on blood and DNA samples, as well as hair and fiber analysis. For child pornography and online solicitation of minor cases, authorities seize computer hard drives to inspect a suspect's email and online activity. Since each type of evidence and case presents its own kind of legal and forensic challenges, it's important to work with attorneys who have the experience and resources needed to represent all kinds of cases. As former prosecutors, our Irvine criminal defense lawyers understand how sex crime cases are handled by police and investigators. We know how to identify faulty police work, improper searches and seizures, mishandling of DNA and blood evidence, and unreliable witness testimony.
Facing Sex Crimes Charges
If you or a loved one is facing sex crime charges, our firm will be behind you 100 percent from the very start. We can help you locate case information online from the Orange County Superior Court and can also help you find inmate information online from the Orange County Jail.
Our Orange County criminal defense lawyers counsel and represent clients charged with the following:
- Date rape
- Lewd acts
- PC 288
- PC 290
- Solicitation of a minor
- Attempt sexual assault
- Sexual assault
- Statutory rape
- Sexual battery
- Sexual predators
- Child molestation
- Indecent exposure
- Internet pornography
Dealing with Forensic Evidence
Sex crimes cases can be particularly difficult to prosecute because eyewitness testimony isn't always available. As a result, forensic evidence is used to establish contact between the victim and the suspect.
Forensic evidence can include:
- Cell phones
- Computer hard drives
- Digital cameras
When dealing with such evidence, we consult experienced forensic scientists, criminologist, psychologists and other related experts to give an independent analysis of the evidence.
Understanding the Issues of Internet Sex Crimes
Internet sex crimes also involve a number of issues regarding the nature of the evidence involved and the circumstances surrounding an alleged criminal violation of the law. Intentionally soliciting child pornography is different from visiting a legal adult website and inadvertently clicking on a link that takes you to illegal content. Likewise, sending illegal pictures over the internet is different from receiving illegal content in an unsolicited email. Additionally, in cases involving online solicitation of a minor, a careful analysis of what was said in a chat-room is essential.
At the Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, A Professional Law Corporation, we challenge the evidence involved in computer-related sex crimes by raising questions of intent, whether or not certain content can be considered obscene, and whether or not our client's Constitutional rights were violated during an investigation. We propose alternative interpretations of our client's behavior, putting the prosecution's case on trial.
Contact our Irvine Sex Crime Attorneys Today
We pride ourselves in providing personal, responsive service to our clients. We listen carefully to your concerns and thoroughly explain your legal situation, the steps in the process, and the options available to you. At our firm, you are involved in your own defense.
No matter how complex the case or how serious the charge, you can rely on our criminal defense attorneys in Irvine for effective representation at competitive fees. However, our firm is highly selective in the child sexual abuse cases we take. If we are unable or unwilling to take your case, we would be more than happy to refer your case to another top Orange County defense lawyer.
Contact the Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, A Professional Law Corporation today at (949) 558-0042 to discuss your case.