Sacramento Rape Defense Lawyer

Defending Clients Accused Of Rape And Sexual Assault

In California, all types of rape are felony offenses that can carry harsh criminal penalties, including imprisonment and a lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender. If you have been accused of rape, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.

At the Law Office of Thomas A. Johnson, we understand how intimidating rape charges can be, and we are committed to standing by our clients and protecting their rights. Sacramento rape defense attorney Thomas A. Johnson helps clients throughout Northern California fight rape charges.

Effective Representation Backed By Experience And Insight

Attorney Thomas A. Johnson is a former supervisor of the Rape Unit and the Adult Sexual Assault Unit at the Sacramento District Attorney's Office. He understands how prosecutors approach sex charges and aggressively defends clients against charges such as the following:

  • Forcible rape
  • Date rape
  • Rape of an intoxicated person
  • Statutory rape

If you are convicted of rape, you may be sentenced to three, six or eight years in prison. If you are convicted of causing great bodily injury, the judge may impose an additional three to five years of confinement. Rape also qualifies as a strike under California's three strikes law.

A rape conviction would also require you to register as a sex offender with the local authorities where you live, work and attend school — potentially for the rest of your life. Failure to register as a sex offender is a criminal offense that can result in additional imprisonment.

Date Rape, Statutory Rape And Sexual Battery Defense · 916-248-8598

We have the experience to investigate the facts of your case and make sure your side of the story is told in negotiations with the prosecutors. To schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 916-248-8598 or by email.

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  • Scramento Business Journal Best of the Bar for Federal Criminal Defense