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Sex Crimes Defense

San Francisco Sex Crime Attorney

Sex Crimes Are Serious. You Need a Serious Defense.

"Sex crimes" is a general area of crime that includes everything from molestation or lewd conduct with a minor, to rape. Some other sex crimes include child pornography, Internet or cyber crimes, prostitution, sexual battery and indecent exposure. Some charges, such as molestation, can be initiated by a SINGLE complaint by a single person, and are some of the most serious charges a criminal defendant can face.

Sex crimes can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, but are usually charged as a felony.They usually carry a maximum sentence of three, six or eight years in state prison for each individual act, and these full sentences can be added together for each act committed if force is proven. Many laws relating to molestation and other sex offenses now can result in criminal defendants being sentenced to life imprisonment or to sentences ranging from a few years in prison to hundreds of years in prison.

Also, many sex crimes do not allow for probation and require mandatory state prison sentences. A conviction for Molestation almost always results in lifetime registration as a sex-offender. A prosecutor can charge these offenses under many sections of the Penal Code, including the following sections: 243.4, 261, 261.5, 288, 288.5, 289, 647.6 and 647.

Hire an Experienced Oakland Rape Defense Attorney to Represent Your Side

Seth P. Chazin is a San Francisco sex crimes defense attorney who routinely handles sex crimes cases. He has an excellent record of success defending clients accused of various sex crimes. His successes include:

If you are suspected of having committed a misdemeanor or felony sex crime, or you have already been arrested and charged with a crime, it is essential that you secure the highest quality defense. We use an aggressive, concerted plan of attack to defend you and your rights. At The Law Offices of Seth P. Chazin,we use the following methods to successfully defend clients accused of sexual assault and other related sex crime charges:

  • Initiate a private investigation immediately, including background investigation of key witnesses
  • Photographs, videos and tape recordings
  • Conduct witness interviews, including interviews of eyewitnesses, victims, police, informants, etc.
  • Polygraph examinations
  • Using doctors or other experts to analyze physical evidence and conduct forensic examinations
  • Using psychiatrists or psychologists to prepare psychological evaluations

To discuss your defense options with an experienced San Francisco sex crime attorney, contact The Law Offices of Seth P. Chazin online or call 800-499-9902 for a free initial consultation.


DID YOU KNOW? If you have been notified of an investigation but have not yet been charged -- it is extremely important to start your defense immediately. Mr. Chazin has had a high rate of success in seeing that charges are never filed when he is retained to defend his client before charges are filed. Learn more about your rights during a free consultation with Mr. Chazin today.

DID YOU KNOW? There is a way to eliminate the obligation to register as a sex offender for certain sex offenses. First, you must obtain an expungement pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4 from the court in which you were convicted. Then you must obtain a certificate of rehabilitation from your county of residence. Contact Mr. Chazin's law firm for immediate assistance to determine whether your obligation to register as a sex-offender can be deleted.


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson