Sex Crimes

The truth is there are many lawyers in San Mateo County, California, who would rather not represent a client charged with a sex crime. Residents in their community might not like it. I am criminal defense attorney Philip Barnett of the law offices of Philip S. Barnett. One of the things that make me different is that I will never judge you, or the incident that led to your charges.

As a lawyer and officer of the court, I am sworn to provide vigorous representation, and I take my oath very seriously. When we sit down to discuss your case, I want you to feel comfortable enough to be honest and forthcoming about the charges. We can't work toward the best possible outcome if you don't feel that you have a lawyer you can absolutely trust and rely on.

San Mateo Sex Crimes Attorney — Defending You Against Sex Charges

If you have been charged with a sex crime, a possible conviction will mean more than just jail time. If convicted you may have to register on the state's sex offender list for the rest of your life. With more than 35 years of sex crime defense experience, I understand what you are up against, and what strategies the police and prosecutors will use against you. My objective is always to do everything possible to have your charges dismissed for lack of legal evidence, or reduced to a charge that will not include jail time or sex offender registration.

If you or a family member has been charged with a sex crime, or think you may be charged, contact my office immediately. You will need an aggressive, skilled defense lawyer who will go to work for you immediately.

I have successfully represented people charged with sex crimes, such as:

  • Internet child pornography
  • Aggravated sexual assault, rape
  • Date rape
  • Child molestation
  • Prostitution, solicitation
  • Child sexual abuse

Internet Child Pornography

Over the past several years, it has become fashionable for overzealous prosecutors and police to set up bogus child pornography chat rooms and websites to entrap honest people into committing a crime. I have taken an active role in working to stop the abuse of their power. If you have been charged with possession of child pornography, enticement of a minor or any other Internet sex crime while using your computer in the privacy of your own home, I can help you fight back.

Contact my office in San Mateo, California, for a free consultation about your sex crime charges. I don't judge. I just work hard.