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Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes Attorneys in Santa Barbara

We Fight for Your Reputation

When you've been arrested or after you learn that you are under investigation for a sex crime, you need a lawyer on your side who will aggressive protect your good name. Sex crime accusations are one of the most stigmatized issues a person can face, and your reputation is in serious jeopardy, even if you are innocent.

Sex crimes are also heavily prosecuted and a conviction can mean extremely harsh penalties, including long jail sentences, heavy fines and fees, and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

At Appel & Morse, our Santa Barbara sex crime attorneys provide relentless representation tailored to your unique circumstances. We do everything in our power to protect your reputation, your rights under the Constitution, and, ultimately, your freedom.

When you hire our firm, we can conduct an extensive investigation in the accusations against you, including a thorough analysis of the evidence and input from expert witnesses and other related professionals. Our goal is to build a strong defense in your favor and the fight the prosecution's case against you.

Call (805) 467-6060 today to schedule your initial consultation.

Sex Crime Cases We Handle

The California legislature defines a sex crime as an offense or multiple offenses that involve coerced or otherwise illegal sexual touching, actions, words, or other conduct against another.

Many of those convicted are required to register as a sex offender, which can severely limit or restrict certain aspects of your life, such as where you can live, if you will be approved for loans, custody arrangements, and even your immigration status.

We have experience in a wide range of criminal matters. Common sex crimes Appel & Morse handle include:

  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Rape, date rape, statutory rape, and sexual assault and/or battery
  • Prostitution or soliciting a prostitute
  • Indecent exposure
  • Sexual harassment
  • Pandering
  • Possession o manufacturing of child pornography
  • Lewd conduct or lewd acts with a minor

In any case, it is important that you do not speak with police or law enforcement until you have legal counsel on your side. Our Santa Barbara sex crime attorneys understand what you are facing and will help you seek the best possible outcome in your case, no matter what the circumstances. We have handled cases of mistaken identity, false accusations, misrepresentation or misperception of facts, and lack of intent, among others.

A Former Prosecutor Fighting for the Accused

Registering as a sex offender often means permanent damage to your reputation, your family, your career, and many other aspects of your everyday life. Not only do our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined professional experience, but our clients benefit from insights gained on the other side of the courtroom from work as a former prosecutor.

We have knowledge of court proceedings and California state laws that we use to develop comprehensive defense strategies for each and everyone of our clients, regardless of how complex their case may be. Let us fight diligently to help you get your life back on track.

Contact Appel & Morse for more information or to schedule your free criminal consultation today.

Work With Our Husband & Wife Duo

At Appel & Morse, we work to ensure our clients understand what is happening with their cases and how to best defend their interests. Our mission is to obtain the best results based on a true understanding of each client's unique circumstances.