The defense of those accused of sexual assault crimes including child molestation accusations requires a specialized knowledge of California law. The mere accusation of committing a sexual crime can carry lifetime repercussions. Beyond criminal arrest, Child Protective Services can conduct an independent investigation to possibly remove your children from the home or to report the allegation to the California Department of Justice sex offender database.
Convictions of either misdemeanor and felony sexual offenses carry the possibility of jail, sex offender counseling, and lifetime sexual offender registration.
In 2018, new laws in California were initiated that allows termination of sex offender registration. Experience and knowledge of these new laws and the requirements to remove an offender from registration is critical. Mr. McDougall, a former Deputy District Attorney in the San Mateo County Sexual Assault Unit, has successfully represented many people accused with sexual assault offenses. Mr. McDougall has represented those charged in criminal courts throughout the state, from San Diego to San Francisco, including Santa Barbara and Sacramento.