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Category: Sex Crimes

What Happens if You Fail to Register as a Sex Offender?

What Will Happen If I Fail to Register as a Sex Offender as Required under California Penal Code 290? This happens every day.  People do not register as a sex offender under California Penal Code 290 as they’re supposed to do, typically within five days of their birthday.  Our California criminal defense lawyers are providing an overview below. Another area that catches people is when you move.  You have to re-register as a sex offender.  Obviously, you can’t just leave your old residence as your area of registration.  That’s the whole point, is that the authorities know exactly where you’re… Read More

Punishment for Solicitation of Prostitution in Today’s Society

The reason I have in the title talking about today’s society as far as prostitution cases go, it’s because there has been a lessening up of punishment and a lessening up of ramifications — at least in Los Angeles County for the solicitation of prostitution cases. The authorities seem more targeted in on trying to help the women that are involved in these offenses, and also trying to punish individuals who are pimps or pandering or procuring women to become involved in prostitution as I make this post.  That’s where it seems to have gone. See CALCRIM 1155 – Prostitution:… Read More

Romeo Pimp Charges in Los Angeles

Law enforcement now has identified what they think is a different type of pimp as it relates to sex crimes in Los Angeles.  Most classic pimps related to pimping and pandering charges in Los Angeles have to do with someone who fits the stereotypical prototype of someone who’s mean, beats the women who work for him, threatens them, takes all their money.  So, this will be the classic pimp. To give readers useful information about being charged as a Romeo Pimp, our California criminal defense lawyers are providing an overview below. Romeo Pimps and a Love Relationship Today’s pimp, supposedly,… Read More

Illegally Videotaping Someone for Sexual Purposes

This is more and more of a common crime in Los Angeles that I’m seeing prosecuted in the local courthouses.  People are taking small video cameras and filming people in dressing rooms and other locations. Even peeping-tom-type activity where they’re filming them in their own home or filming them in the person’s home when the person goes to the bathroom or when they have sex with the other party and they don’t tell them about the filming. If it comes to light that somebody is filing somebody, catching private parts or sexual activity, then that can be prosecuted in Los… Read More

California Rape Charges When Both Parties Intoxicated

This is a classic scenario where people are dating. Maybe it’s their first or second date — and both parties are drinking alcohol and get drunk. Then, some sort of a sex act occurs and then later on one of the parties believes that they were taken advantage of because they were drunk. Rape charges are defined under California Penal Code 261. To give readers a better understanding of rape charges, our California criminal defense attorneys are providing an overview below. Rape of Unconscious Person So, then the police come and arrest the defendant and they charge him with basically, rape… Read More

Internet Sex Crimes in California

As the internet has become more and more prevalent in our society, so have internet sex-related offenses.  People have through of all sorts of different ways to either satisfy their interest in sex or to make money off sex crimes.  To give readers useful information about common internet sex crimes, our California criminal defense attorneys are providing an overview below. Sex Trafficking and Child Pornography Whether it be sex trafficking, child pornography or whatever other thing that somebody can think of.  We’ve even moved into the realm of individuals who have videotaped their partners having sex with them and attempted… Read More

Prostitution v Solicitation of Prostitution in California

It’s a pretty fine distinction between prostitution and solicitation of prostitution.  Obviously, solicitation has to do with somebody offering money for some sort of sexual act.  Once the offer is made and accepted, the crime of solicitation has been completed even if the parties don’t engage in any type of a sexual act.  So, if somebody says to you, I’ll do something sexually, all you have to do is pay me $50.00 and you agree, then you can be charged and conviction of solicitation of prostitution, as can the other person as well. California Penal Code 647(b) covers prostitution charges.… Read More

What Can Attorney Do Pre-Filing in Sex Crime Case?

A lot of people try to represent themselves in some of these sex crime cases and it’s a huge mistake because when you speak to law enforcement regarding a sex crime matter, you really put yourself in jeopardy because if they’re investigating you then you’re a target and they’re going to try to gather information to use it to prosecute you. It’s almost a no-win situation because I’ve seen — even when somebody says, I’m innocent, I didn’t do anything wrong — the next thing you know there’s some statement in there that is being used by the prosecutors that… Read More

How to Defend a Date Rape Charge

More and more, I’ve seen these date rape charges across California, especially since this Me To movement and a lot of times what I’m seeing happen is, a woman will drink to much, take some drugs, mix drugs with alcohol, and basically become in a state where they’re intoxicated to the degree that they don’t even know what’s going on around them Then they wake up in the morning after having been with somebody and they think somehow the person has taken advantage of them, and they end up calling the police and the police do an investigation. The serious… Read More

Issues Regarding California Sex Offender Registration

Some of the important issues when having to register as a sex offender, I see people run afoul of the sex registration laws all the time.  It’s a very dangerous thing to do because a lot of times the people who have to register as a sex offender had to plea to a felony and are looking at state prison time. Sex offender registration is covered under California Penal Code 290. If they violate their probation or even if they’re not on probation, if they fail to register as a sex offender they can be charged with a felony and… Read More