Sex Crimes

Redwood City Sex Crimes Lawyer

Sex crimes are terrible acts that cause untold suffering to victims and families. There’s something else that causes untold suffering to victims and families-being wrongly accused of committing these terrible acts and being abandoned by once-trusted friends. Society does not demonstrate its regard for victims by hastily rushing to judgment on the accused. Society shows how seriously it takes sex crime offenses by making certain that a fair process is followed in determining guilt or innocence. 

A fundamental part of that process is getting defendants access to legal representation. Moreover, the sex crimes lawyer in our Redwood City office believes defendants should that representation should be counsel who truly believes in their clients, understands how to advocate for their interests, and will work diligently for a fair outcome. 

The Law Offices of Dean Johnson has a demonstrated track record of helping defendants get a fair outcome for their cases. We’ve been here since 1998, standing for justice, due process, and the rights of defendants.

Call (650) 832-9446 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. We can meet either virtually or in person.

An Experienced and Comprehensive Defense

The lasting consequences of conviction make it all the more imperative to launch an aggressive defense that is spearheaded by our experienced and accomplished Redwood City sex crimes lawyer. 

The Law Offices of Dean Johnson is networked with highly regarded independent investigators and analysts. One of them was the forensic consultant for the popular TV show CSI. Others have decades of experience in law enforcement. They investigate our cases and provide our office with comprehensive reports and analyses that we leverage on behalf of defendants. 

Attorney Johnson himself has earned a strong reputation in the legal community, something that is underscored by his numerous appearances on national television discussing a range of legal affairs. 

Ultimately, though, clients who come to our office can count on a truly personal approach to their legal case. They’ll speak directly with Attorney Johnson, who will answer their emails and take their phone calls. You’re never just handed off to someone else in our office. Your case is the priority of the founder himself, who will use his decades of experience in trial law on your behalf. 

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Consequences of Sex Crime Convictions in California

A conviction for a sex crime will have far-reaching repercussions for defendants. The most direct and obvious consequence can be jail time. A prison sentence is usually accompanied by hefty fines, which further burden the defendant and their family. 

What has to be emphasized is that the sentence handed down by the judge, serious as it is on its own, is really just the beginning. Sex crime convictions are hard to get beyond, even after one has served their time.

One particularly stringent consequence is the obligatory registration as a sex offender. This requirement brands individuals publicly, severely hindering their ability to secure employment or housing, and profoundly affects their post-sentence life quality.

For those who are parents, the repercussions can include the forfeiture of custody or visitation privileges. Such circumstances can severely damage familial bonds and alter children's lives significantly, often resulting in lasting emotional distress for affected family members.

Lastly, the reputational damage following a sex crime conviction can have crippling effects on both personal and professional fronts. The stigma attached to these crimes can lead to social ostracization and hinder advancement in one’s chosen career. 

Compassionate Counsel, Fearless Defense

Why Choose Law Offices of Dean Johnson?
  • Client-Centered Approach
    Your well-being is our top priority. We work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you, both inside and outside the courtroom.
  • Compassionate Advocacy
    We prioritize understanding and empathy, ensuring you feel heard and supported every step of the way.
  • Expertise You Can Rely On
    Backed by extensive legal knowledge and experience, we provide strategic defense tailored to your unique situation.
  • Trustworthy Guidance
    Building trust is at the core of what we do. You can count on us for honest advice and steadfast representation.

Common Sex Crime Allegations

Sex crimes cover everything from misdemeanors to felonies. Some of the allegations our office sees most frequently include the following: 


Rape is defined in California as non-consensual sexual intercourse accomplished by means of threats, force, fraud, or under conditions where the victim is incapable of giving consent due to incapacitation. 

Sexual Assault and Battery

Sexual assault and battery in California encompass a range of unwanted sexual contacts without consent, including but not limited to groping or touching. 

Statutory Rape

Statutory rape in California is defined as sexual intercourse with a person who is under the age of consent (18 years old), regardless of whether the sexual act was consensual. The gravity of the charge will often depend on the age difference between the alleged victim and the defendant. 

Child Molestation

Under California law, child molestation is engaging in any lewd or lascivious act with a minor under the age of 14 with the intent of arousing or gratifying the sexual desires of either the perpetrator or the child. This includes direct physical contact and indirect acts intended to sexually stimulate. 

Child Pornography

Child pornography allegations involve the creation, distribution, possession, or viewing of sexually explicit images or videos of individuals under the age of 18. 

Indecent Exposure

Indecent exposure in California is defined as deliberately exposing one's genitals in a public place for the purpose of sexual gratification or to offend others.


Prostitution involves engaging in, offering, or agreeing to sexual conduct for money or other forms of compensation. Both soliciting prostitution and acting as a prostitute are illegal. 

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