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Sexual offense allegations or an arrest for a sex crime can cause a great deal of hardship. You may be feeling fear, anxiety and uncertainty regarding the future. Furthermore, your reputation could greatly suffer from a criminal accusation alone, especially due to the social stigma that comes with sex offenses.

Even if there is a serious misunderstanding regarding the facts and the situation, you could face adverse reactions from friends and family for being charged with a sex crime.

We understand all of this at Ridley Defense, and we want you to know we're here to help. Our dedicated team of attorneys will carefully examine the evidence and every aspect of your case in order to develop the best defense strategy possible. We've defended hundreds of people in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, and across Southern California, helping them protect their lives and futures. Let us do the same for you.

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There are many different types of sex offenses, and each of them carries significant penalties if convicted.

Among the more common sex crimes are the following:


If you are charged with any of the above crimes, it's important to understand that following a conviction, you could face detrimental and life-altering consequences. You could be placed on the sex offender registration list. This is a record that will follow you for the rest of your life, and could cause you to be denied certain benefits, such as housing, employment, and bank loans.

The Ridley Defense team aggressively fights to prevent damaging consequences, especially inclusion on the sex offender registration list. Our good rapport amongst law enforcement and judges throughout Southern California gives us the edge you need to secure the best possible outcome.


When you work with attorney Douglas H. Ridley, you can rest assured knowing you're being protected by a fierce advocate with 20 years of criminal defense experience, five of which were spent as a former deputy district attorney for Ventura County.

Mr. Ridley is an award-winning trial lawyer who has received numerous accolades and distinctions that are a testament to his hard work and dedication to securing positive outcomes for his clients.

Additionally, our defense team is well-versed in California criminal law and we stay up to date on changes to ensure you receive the best possible counsel and protection under the law.


Arrested and charged with a sex crime? Do not wait to seek the representation that you need in your case today. At Ridley Defense, we are dedicated to providing excellent representation for our clients, and we will not relent until the case is through.

We offer a complimentary consultation get you started on the road towards freedom. Contact any of our California offices today to discuss your case and figure out your legal options. Call 805.208.1866 or contact us online.

If you've been arrested for prostitution or solicitation, it's important to remember that you have rights, and protecting them starts with a call to a skilled, experienced criminal defense attorney. The California Penal Code is complex, and not all California counties handle cases the same way. Additionally, anything you say to the police can be used against you, making it all the more important to speak to a lawyer.

At Ridley Defense, we've helped hundreds of people over the past 20 years defend their rights, lives and future freedoms. We serve clients throughout Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, and Southern California, and have the skill, background and good rapport with law enforcement that give our clients the edge they need to fight the charges against them.

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Sex Crime Misdemeanors In California

When people think of sex crimes - also called sex offenses - they usually think of major felonies such as rape or sexual assault. Not all sexual offenses, however, are felonies. There are some offenses that are misdemeanors and are penalized by fines and/or jail sentences instead of state prison. Nevertheless, these charges deserve to be fought just as much as felonies if the alleged offender has been wrongfully accused.

Two of the most common sex crime misdemeanors are prostitution and solicitation. California Penal Code § 647(b) states that anyone who solicits or agrees to engage in any act of prostitution is guilty of a misdemeanor. This applies to someone who solicits or agrees to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money, or someone who offers or agrees to pay someone in exchange for sexual acts.

Defense Against Charges Of Prostitution And Solicitation

If you have been accused of prostitution or solicitation, defense strategies may be available. For example, agreeing to engage in sexual acts without monetary compensation is not prostitution or solicitation. If nothing was given in exchange and the act was out of pure consent, no conviction can be made.

Talk To A Top Defense Attorney In California

Helping you fight the charges against you and securing the best possible outcome is the primary goal of Ridley Defense. When you hire attorney Douglas H. Ridley, you're putting 20 years of criminal defense experience in your corner. His previous experience as the Ventura County Deputy District Attorney means you will have additional insight into how prosecutors think so you can anticipate the prosecution's next move.

Mr. Ridley's experience is only part of what makes him a top-rated criminal defense attorney in California. He's received numerous awards and accolades including the Moorpark "Hometown Hero" Award Winner and was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2017 and 2018 through a peer nomination and evaluation process.

He is not only well-respected by his peers and clients but also by law enforcement and judges throughout Southern California.

Get Proper Legal Defense Today

Contact Ridley Defense today for a complimentary consultation to determine whether or not you have a case. We have represented thousands of criminal defense cases and are fully capable of fighting for you. Contact us online or call 805.208.1866 to reach any of our California offices.