Outstanding Defense Lawyers For Tough Criminal Cases

Salinas Sex Crime Lawyers

Fighting Sexual Misconduct Accusations in Monterey County - Call (831) 704-1852

At The Worthington Law Centre, our criminal defense attorneys defend clients facing charges ranging from unlawful sexual conduct to possession of child pornography to aggravated sexual assault to rape. For a free consultation with an experienced California defense lawyer, contact an attorney at our Salinas or San Francisco law office.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, contact us today at (831) 704-1852 for your free consultation.

You Can Benefit From Our Proactive Approach to Your Defense

California Board of Legal SpecializationWe use our experience and understanding of the criminal justice system to take early action against your criminal charges. We invest a lot of energy in your case right away. This clarifies the issues, exposes the weaknesses in the case, and builds an advantage for a favorable resolution of the matter prior to trial.

If we need to present your case to a jury, however, we know how to do so. Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law since 1977 by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization, Tom Worthington has been trying and winning cases since 1970, along with his team of outstanding and experienced Salinas sex crime lawyers.

Dismissing & Reducing Charges

Our goal is to keep your exposure to punishment to the absolute minimum by expanding the range of the options for a favorable resolution. First, we try to get the case dismissed by showing the District Attorney’s office that it cannot prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

If the facts in your case will not support a full dismissal of the charges, we still negotiate with the prosecution whenever possible to have your charges reduced, making sure you are facing the lightest possible charges. If we cannot negotiate toward a plea agreement that you can accept, we will prepare for trial and move forward with every intention of winning.

We Handle the Full Spectrum Of California State & Federal Sex Crimes

Our lawyers represent people accused of such criminal sexual conduct charges as:

  • Forcible rape, sexual assault, or aggravated sexual assault
  • Statutory rape or criminal sexual conduct with a minor aged 14 or older
  • Sexual conduct with a child under 14
  • Lewd and lascivious conduct
  • Internet sex crimes such as solicitation of a minor or child pornography

We also represent people charged with violations of the California sex offender registration rules, including technical violations based on convictions from other states. In some cases, we can help people with prior sex crime convictions get relief from the registration requirements.

Is Offering to Pay for Sex Legal?

In California, it is illegal to pay for sex or to sell sex for money. Prostitution includes any of the following actions:

  • Exchanging money or something else of value for a sex act
  • Exchanging money to solicit sex

The misdemeanor crime of prostitution by an adult is punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. If the prostitute is under the age of 18, the crime is punishable by a $25,000 fine in addition to other penalties.

Facing charges for a sex crime? Contact an experienced attorney at The Worthington Law Centre in Salinas or San Francisco. Feel free to e-mail us or call us at (831) 704-1852.

Notable Cases & Results

  • Dismissed Domestic Violence Allegation
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor; No Jail Time Imposed. Possession of Assault Weapon
  • Probation, Home Confinement and No Sex-Offender Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Contact Minor for Sex
  • Dismissed Rape Charges
  • Probation Molest Victim Charged with Attempted Murder of His Assailant
  • Convicted of Lesser Offense Voluntary Manslaughter
    Coach from Robert Louis Stevenson School Charged with Murder of His Daughter's Boyfriend Convicted of Lesser Offense of Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanor Treatment with Probation and No Jail Local Retired Dentist Charged with Felony Child Endangerment Facing a Six Year Prison Term
  • Probation and Only One Strike 18-Year-Old Young Man Facing Six Years in State Prison and Two Strikes
  • Probation 28 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 13 Years in State Prison for Weapons Charges with Gang Enhancements
  • Not Guilty Verdicts Sleep Technician Accused of Touching Patients in a Sexual Manner
    Sleep Technician Accused of Touching Patients in a Sexual Manner Receives Not Guilty Verdicts on All Charges Except One Resulting in a Hung Jury

Our Testimonials

See What Our Clients Have to Say
  • “Hard work, diligence and perseverance. ”


  • “I personally feel you did a superb job, and I thank you once again. ”

    Mario C.

  • “My family and I will never forget all that you and your staff have done for us.”

    August J S.

  • “From the very beginning of my legal tribulation, Mr. Brian Worthington and his team- showed genuine interest.”


  • “This has been anxiety-filled process, but we could not imagine having hired a better firm to get us though this process. Our gratitude for everything.”

    John & Cynthia B.

  • “The hard work, your time, your perseverance, your dedication and your efforts, helped in the end result of Emma’s Case.”

    Guadalupe B.

  • “Tom and Brian Worthington are the real deal!”

    Nick B.

  • “Worthington law firm worked at providing the highest quality of professionalism and attention to detail that I needed to prove my innocence and to win my case.”

    Darla M.

  • “I can’t express enough how satisfied I was with your services and your professional staff. ”

    Former Client

  • “No words can truly express our complete satisfaction with their services.”

    Hipolity & Leticia M.

  • “Successful results with my criminal case that was my concern.”

    Mrs. Cortez