Redding Sex Crimes Lawyer

Northern California Sex Offenses Attorney

Few criminal allegations are more devastating than sex offenses. People are often presumed guilty by the public in sex crime cases before the case goes to trial. If you have been charged with a sexual offense or a sex crime involving the Internet, you need an experienced defender on your side.

My name is Joe Gazzigli. I have been a criminal defense lawyer in California for more than 35 years. I understand the serious nature of sex crime charges. Your reputation and your life are at stake. I will fight to protect your rights. To make an appointment, please call my Redding office at 530-241-6900.

Types of Sexual Offenses

Sex crime charges cover a wide range of offenses and can include:

  • Rape
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Sodomy
  • Incest
  • Child pornography (possession and distribution)
  • Statutory rape

Because child pornography crimes often involve the Internet, they can be charged as federal crimes. Federal prosecutions have more serious consequences than state crimes. For example, possession and distribution of child pornography has a mandatory minimum sentence of five years with a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Of course, all sex crime charges are serious. A conviction will likely involve a jail or prison sentence and require you to register as a sex offender. Registration as a sex offender will affect you for the rest of your life. You may have trouble getting jobs. You could lose custody of your children. Your relationships with friends and family might suffer.

You Need an Attorney Now

I will examine the evidence against you, witness statements and the circumstances of your arrest. If I cannot get the evidence suppressed, we may need to go to trial. My experience as a trial attorney in state and federal court is very valuable in these situations.

Please call 530-241-6900 or send me an e-mail today. I represent people in Shasta County and the surrounding region.