Sex Crimes

Effective Criminal Defense for People Charged With Sex Crimes

Have you been charged with a sex crime? If you understand the severity of the penalties you could face if convicted, you know that you need to fight these charges. I can help. I am attorney J. David Markham, a certified criminal law specialist. I can provide defense for people accused of:

  • Rape and statutory rape
  • Sexual abuse and sexual assault
  • Child sex crimes including child molestation and child pornography
  • Lewd and lascivious conduct
  • Internet sex crimes

Working out of my office in Lakeport, I can serve as a Lakeport sex crimes attorney for people in that community, as well as Clearlake and the surrounding parts of Lake County and Mendocino County. Contact me for a free initial consultation.

Child Pornography

The penalties for child pornography are harsh. They include serious jail time as well as being a registered sex offender. If you think you are being investigated for child pornography, act now and seek legal help immediately. Child pornography charges can include:

  • Online solicitation of a minor
  • Distribution of child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography

Sex Crime Convictions Require Sex Offender Registration

While fines and incarceration are certainly serious penalties, the penalty that makes sex crime charges especially important to fight is mandatory sex offender registration. People convicted of a sex crime are branded as sex offenders, and that stigma stays with them for life. They have to keep the government informed of where they are. Neighbors will know, and they will react accordingly, as will potential employers and institutions of higher learning. Life may never be the same. I will work hard to prevent you from having to face these serious consequences.

Investigation of Sex Crimes and False Accusations

Immediately, I will begin your sex crime defense case by sending an investigator to talk with witnesses and gather every detail that could possibly prove critical to your case. I will review the videotape or audio recording of any statement made by the alleged victim. This is important, because there are details there that might not have translated to the police report. It will allow me to see how the questions were asked, how the victim was acting when responding and how they answered the questions specifically.

In cases involving false allegations, I will bring in psychiatrists, experts on false memories and other experts who may be able to help deconstruct the accusations made against you. I will see that no stone is unturned and no option is left unconsidered. I will work hard to get you through this.

Contact Me for a Free Consultation: Clearlake Child Pornography Lawyer

Tell me about your case. Find out about the steps I can take to defend you against the sex crime charges you are faced with.