Washington Rape Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a sex crime, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights and your reputation. Often, in sex crimes prosecutions, you can be found guilty in the court of public opinion and media long before you have even had an opportunity to tell your story. You want an attorney who knows the law and the process, one who has helped others charged with similar crimes.
At the Law Office of Mark D. Mestel, I have focused my practice exclusively on criminal defense since 1977. I aggressively defend people charged with sex crimes, and have handled many high profile cases. I know the emotions that can take over a sex crimes prosecution and how to help you maintain a low profile while your case is proceeding. In over three decades in practice, I have personally taken more than 100 felony sex crime cases to trial.
To set up an appointment, contact my office or call me at 425-374-1935 (toll free at 866-493-2417). Your initial consultation is free of charge or obligation.
Aggressive Defense of Sex Crimes
I defend men and women charged with any type of sex crime, including:
- Sex crimes involving children: I handle statutory rape, child molestation, child pornography, and illegal communication with or sexual solicitation of a minor (including the use of the Internet for such purposes).
- Rape: I defend people charged with any type of rape, such as marital or date rape.
- Sexual assault: I protect the rights of individuals charged with non-consensual sexual contact, as well as public lewdness, indecency, stalking or other sex offenses.
The penalty for most sex crimes in the state of Washington is life in prison. In limited situations, you may be able to secure a reduced sentence, but you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights.
I know from experience that one of the crucial elements in a sex crime prosecution is the selection of the jury. Emotions can run high in these types of cases. I know how to carefully work to put a jury in place that will take the time to listen to your story, rather than simply prejudging you as a sex offender.
Contact My Offices
I offer a free initial consultation to all criminal defendants. To set up an appointment with an experienced Everett sex crime defense attorney, contact me or call me at 425-374-1935 (toll free at 866-493-2417). I will come to detention to meet with you, if necessary.