San Diego Sexual Assault Attorney
Have You Been Accused of Sexual Assault in San Diego, CA?
Attorney James N. Dicks is a former police officer and narcotics investigator
who has been involved in the criminal field for over 30 years. As a
board certified criminal law specialist, James N. Dicks is qualified to represent you if you have been accused
of sexual assault or any other
Attorney Dicks' honesty and dedication to his clients has proved invaluable
in acquiring verdicts in his clients’ favor, in spite of overwhelming
evidence or grave accusations.
What Makes Us Qualified to Handle Your Case?
As an experienced San Diego sex crime attorney, James N. Dicks has the
ability to build and execute an effective defense strategy that will hold
up against the victim’s accusations. In any sexual assault case,
the sensitive and explicit nature of the charges may cause overzealous
prosecutors or law enforcement officers to be hasty in attempting to charge
and convict a suspect. Media attention and public pressure additionally
can cause problems for many sexual assault cases. With a skilled attorney
on your side, you have the chance of avoiding an unfair trial and investigation.
What Penalties Could You Be Facing?
In California, sexual assault can include a number of different sex crimes.
From rape to sexual battery, an individual could be facing extreme penalties.
For sexual battery, for example, you could be facing:
- Six months in jail for a misdemeanor
- Up to four years in prison for felony offenses
- Thousands of dollars in court fines
- Registration as a sex offender
- Restitution to the victim in some cases
In cases of rape or child molestation, they penalties can be even more
severe. On top of the actual penalties, you also face serious social consequences,
including difficulty finding certain types of employment, public knowledge
of your offense, and a tarnished criminal record.
Defending Sexual Assault Charges in San Diego County
Sexual assault is described as unwanted or forced sexual acts upon a person.
This can include groping, sexual battery,
child molestation, attempted rape, and more. The sentence for a grave and aggravated sexual
assault charge may be up to a lifetime in state prison.
Fortunately, there are a number of defenses that may be used in your favor:
- Lack of physical evidence
- False accusations by the alleged victim
- The victim's motive to falsely accuse you of sexual assault
- Consent was actually given
- The accuser's background indicates a false accusation
- Insufficient evidence
- Mistaken identity
If you have been accused of sexual battery or any other sex crime, you
are urged to
contact a San Diego criminal lawyer from JD Law for the aggressive defense representation your situation demands.
Our firm is highly skilled in this area of law and can review your case
right away. We are here to stand as your resilient advocates in the face
of the most serious sex crime charges!
Whether you live in San Diego, call JD Law for reliable counsel.