Rape and Statutory Rape

Defending Against False Accusations of Rape and Sexual Assault

The facts surrounding allegations of rape or sexual assault are never cut and dry. There is always a different view of what happened according to each party. However, if you are the one being accused of rape, you deserve a strong legal defense by a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney.

My name is J. David Markham. I am a criminal defense attorney and certified criminal law specialist in California. I will use my decade of experience in criminal law to aggressively and effectively defend you against any rape, statutory rape or sexual assault charges. I have an office in Lakeport and can serve as a Lake County rape 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.

Protect Your Future and Fight Against Rape Charges

There is a lot at stake if you are facing rape charges. Not only are there criminal penalties such as fines and jail time, but the possibility of registration as a sex offender. Once you are on the sex offender registry, it is almost always for life. This is public record to anyone and the social stigma from this is devastating. Your future employment and work opportunities will be negatively affected. I will do everything I can to help protect your future and fight off rape charges by aggressively advocating for your innocence as well as thoroughly combing through the evidence and all relevant facts.

Statutory Rape Charges

In California, having sex with a minor (someone under the age of 18) is considered statutory rape. This is regardless of whether the sexual act was consensual or not. Even if the minor lied about their age, this is not a defense. The larger the age difference the more severe the criminal penalties. If you are facing statutory rape charges, now is the time to seek out the appropriate legal representation.

Contact a Lakeport Statutory Rape Lawyer

If you have been charged with a rape, sexual assault or statutory rape you need immediate legal representation to start defending yourself. Contact me right away for a free consultation to discuss all of your options at J. David Markham, Attorney at Law.