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Ventura Sex Crimes Attorney

Providing Top-Quality Legal Service in Santa Barbara

Your sex crime charge needs to be taken seriously. If you’re convicted, you could be facing jail or prison time and/or fines. In addition to the criminal penalties, you could also be required to register as a sex offender, an obligation you may be required to fulfill for the rest of your life. As you can imagine, the consequences of being found guilty of a sex crime are far-reaching. Your relationships, reputation, and career could be on the line. Because a conviction can have profound ramifications, it’s crucial to retain the services of a lawyer who will fight aggressively on your behalf and will be committed to working toward a favorable outcome for you.

If you were arrested for a sex crime, contact our Ventura criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch right now! We're available 24/7.

Why Work With Attorney Welch?

Mr. Welch handles sex crime charges with integrity and privacy, applying his decade of experience working in the legal field to the defense of his clients. He is widely recognized for his skill, having earned a top rating from Avvo and successfully defended many clients.

Get a free case evaluation by calling (805) 467-6542!

Defense for Rape & Statutory Rape Charges

Rape refers to non-consensual sexual intercourse by means of force or threat of violence. It’s also an offense to have sex with a person who is unconscious or who has not given their consent.

Man in Prison Cell

Statutory rape refers to sexual intercourse with a person who is under 18 years of age. Often, this type of conduct is consensual – both parties are willing participants. However, it is still illegal because one person was not legally old enough to make this type of consent.

If you have been accused of rape or statutory rape in Ventura, you will need a defense attorney on your side who can:

  • Adhere to the special evidential rules that apply to cases of this nature
  • Fully present your side of the story, despite the complex restrictions that apply to these types of cases
  • Effectively read the judge and/or jury and communicate in a way that avoids prejudices that may exist

Defense for Child Molestation and Child Pornography

Child molestation refers to lewd acts committed with a child. The social stigma associated with child molestation can make it difficult to fight charges of this nature, but Mr. Welch has successfully defeated allegations of this kind on several occasions.

Child pornography refers to the possession, production, advertisement, development, duplication, and/or exchange of pornographic films and pictures of anyone under 18 years of age. To catch offenders, California and federal law enforcement officers often conduct sting operations.

Possible defenses to child pornography allegations include:

  • Child pornography was accessed or distributed accidentally
  • Law enforcement officers overstepped their boundaries and/or violated search and seizure laws
  • Constitutional protections against entrapment
  • Mistaken identity

Aggressive Defense for Your Rights in Ventura County

Whether you are facing rape charges or child sexual offense charges, the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch can be contacted for help. During your free case evaluation with our Ventura sex crime defense lawyer, you can learn more about the possible methods of defense for your case.

Call our firm today at (805) 467-6542 or submit an online contact form!

Our Verdicts Speak for Themselves

See Our Winning Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Assault With a Deadly Weapon
  • Case Dismissed Attempted Rape
  • Case Dismissed Battery & Assault Charge
  • Case Dismissed Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury
  • Case Dismissed Carjacking by Gunpoint
  • Case Dismissed Carjacking With Life in Prison

The Stories That Matter

See What Our Previous Clients Have to Say
  • “Best Attorney You Could Ask For!”
    “Being there when you need him most, hand in hand. He walks you out of the living hell that had you bound. My Guardian Angel.”
    - Gilbert R.
  • “He Obtained Impossible Results!”
    “Mr. Welch communicated with us every step of the way, making us feel comfortable in his capable hands going through the worst situations our family has faced. We are forever grateful for his help, and can not recommend him enough.”
    - Lynette D.
  • “He Achieved Excellent Results for Me!”
    “He represented us in a difficult legal matter with excellent results. Always available for questions and responds right away. We have a great trust in him which is what one needs in legal matters. Reasonable fees too!”
    - Anthony M.
  • “Well Skilled Attorney!”
    “We were more than pleased with the outcome he provided. My brother was facing a lot of years and Welch managed to get the impossible done. My brother got released on probation. Definitely recommend him.”
    - Stephany P.
  • “The Best Choice!”
    “As an Attorney, he went above and beyond the call of duty to meet my legal needs. I recommend Mr. Welch for any legal counsel 100%. Chris will always reply to your messages or any questions right away and is very courteous and personable!”
    - Janet O.
  • “Cleared My Name”
    “Mr. Welch took care of all my worries and concerns while clearing my name through all the false accusations. I was more than happy with the outcome we were awarded”
    - James D.
  • “Above and Beyond”
    “We are absolutely impressed and satisfied with the effort Chris put in to help us with our case. He literally went above and beyond more then any other public defender that we have ran into.”
    - Jenny T.
  • “Reasonably Priced, Prompt, and Available to Answer My Questions”
    “Chris represented me on a matter I was dealing with to my complete satisfaction. He was reasonably priced, prompt, and available to answer my questions. Most of all, my worry level went from 'elevated' to 'calm' during a 40-minute first consultation that I”
    - Lisa L.

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