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Category: Sex Crimes

Why Do People Make False Allegations In Sex Crime Cases?

There are many reasons people make false allegations. One of them is that they were intoxicated when they hooked up with someone. Maybe they were both drunk and using drugs and the person is trying to figure out exactly what happened. Maybe the other person is rude to her and doesn’t make sure that she gets home safely or call her again, so she assumes something bad happened. Many times, there is some sort of a custody dispute and a sexual abuse allegation is raised either against of the parents, which ends up being completely false. I’ve talked to a… Read More

What to do if Your Internet Date Turns into a Sex Crime

More and more in today’s society where people are going online, Tinder, some of these other dating applications trying to find companionship or whatever you want to call it, they’re ending up getting arrested at record numbers for sex-related offenses. Whether it be an allegation that the alleged victim said no and the person continued their sexual pursuit or whether it be a situation where the person was drunk and became unconscious and was allegedly attacked by an individual. I’m having more and more clients coming in where they met the person on some sort of a dating application or… Read More

Are Police Stings Legal in Sex Crime Cases?

The police in the never-ending pursuit of prosecuting people for sex crimes are using all sorts of different stings in order to catch individuals who are involved with crimes. To give readers a better understanding of whether police stings are legal in sex crime cases, our criminal defense lawyers are providing a review below. Basically, what this means that if they’re using ruses where they’re tricking people in to believing that they are, for example, under-age minors seeking some sort of sexual encounter. Social Media and Chat Rooms Sex Stings Then, the would-be defendant has a conversation with them either… Read More

Consent Defense in California Sex Crime Cases

If someone is claiming that you committed a sex crime against them and you believe that person agreed or consented to the sex act that you are being accused of performing, then that could be considered a consent defense to the alleged crime. A lot of times, especially with dating apps, people get together. Sometimes they have too much alcohol and they end up getting together sexually. And, usually, the woman wakes up in the morning and decides that something wrong happened. She believes that she would have never gotten sexually involved with somebody that she had just met through… Read More

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. 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 living.  So, if somebody did that, the authorities would assume… 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. Romeo Pimps and a Love Relationship Today’s pimp, supposedly, is this Romeo pimp who is nice to women — let’s them share some of the money — more of a love… 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. Rape of Unconscious Person So, then the police come and arrest the defendant and they charge him with basically, rape of an unconscious person. This has to do with someone who either took drugs or alcohol and then… 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. 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 to get revenge and posted those videos on the internet.  So, the law has had to cover that. In other… Read More

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