If you are under investigation or have been arrested for committing a sexual offense in San Diego, Carlsbad, or another city in San Diego County, it is important that you contact The Law Offices of David M. Boertje immediately. San Diego Sexual Offenses Attorney Boertje is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight hard to make sure that you receive the best defense possible.
An arrest or charge for a sexual offense is no laughing matter in the state of California, where prosecutors take these crimes very seriously. Most sexual crimes are felony crimes in this state where, if convicted, a defendant could end up in state prison, be ordered to pay hefty fines, and spend a lifetime as a registered sex offender.
The Law Offices of David M. Boertje defends clients under investigation or charged with committing sexual offenses, including:
Rape: Violent, nonconsensual sexual intercourse between strangers or people who know each other.
Date Rape: A rape crime that occurs between people who are romantically involved or know each other socially.
Spousal Rape: One spouse forces the other spouse to have sex.
Statutory Rape: A legal adult (person 18 years or older) has sex with a minor (someone younger than 18 but older than 14). Even if the alleged perpetrator did not know that the victim was a minor, he or she could still be convicted of statutory rape. Even if the defendant is 19 and the alleged victim is 17 and wanted to have sex, San Diego prosecutors could still pursue a statutory rape conviction.
Sexual Battery: Touching someone in a sexual manner without his or her consent.
Prostitution: Soliciting or engaging in sexual acts for commerce. Both the prostitute and the person accused of receiving sexual services can be charged with prostitution.
Child Molestation: Committing a lewd or lascivious act with a minor.
Indecent Exposure: Exposing one's private parts in public.
Lewd Acts in Public: Engaging in a lewd act anywhere that a member of the public might see the sexual activity.
Pornography: Possessing, making, or distributing pictures, writing, video, or art of sexually explicit material.
California Penal Code Section 290 Under California Penal Code Section 290, a person convicted of certain sexual offenses must notify the local enforcement agency that he or she is a registered sex offender. This penalty is for life. In California, Megan's Law allows the public to access information about these offenders.
Contact the Law Offices of David M. Boertje to Speak with an Experienced San Diego Sexual Crimes Lawyer
Attorney Boertje knows how to protect your legal rights while vigorously defending you against all criminal charges, and he will thoroughly investigate your case. He knows how to examine all evidence, including DNA and other forensic evidence, and determine whether any witnesses for the prosecution are unreliable, the alleged victim lied about what happened, the case is one of mistaken identity, or other evidence exists that strengthens your defense. Mr. Boertje is also an experienced trial lawyer who will fight for you in court to win a Not Guilty verdict from a jury.
In the event that dropping the charges or an acquittal is not an option, San Diego Defense Attorney Boertje will pursue the best outcome possible, including a plea agreement, reduced charges, and alternative sentencing, such as house arrest, electronic monitoring, or community service.