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Teacher-Student Sex Crime Defense

I’ve been defending teachers related to sex crimes in Los Angeles for the past twenty-five years.  Unfortunately, this is a crime that is taken very serious by the authorities because any teacher who is having any type of sexual contact with their students who is in a position of trust is seen as a danger…

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Punishments for Sex Crime Cases

When it comes to a sex crime case that’s being prosecuted in Los Angeles County, I’ve done a lot of these cases over the last twenty-five years and there’s a variety of different punishments that can be utilized in order to deter someone from committing future sex crime cases, punish an offender who has committed…

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Pretext Phone Calls Related to Sex Crime Cases

One big weapon the police have that they use all the time when it comes to sex crime cases is that is known as a pretext phone call.  This is basically where they have typically, the alleged victim calls the alleged perpetrator on the phone and the police will tape record the conversation.  The police…

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DNA Evidence in Sex Crime Cases

DNA evidence can be a powerful tool for law enforcement and prosecutors when it comes to sex crime cases.  It’s basically a way other than somebody’s word that they can prove that there was some sort of sexual contact between two people.  However, it is not an exact science.  It’s not a perfect science and…

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Oral Copulation by Force – California Penal Code Section 288(a)

When it comes to sex crimes the prosecutors and police are obviously very harsh and tend to jump to conclusions about whether or not a particular person is guilty of the offense they are investigating.  Oral copulation by force obviously is typically charged with other offenses centering around somebody forcibly causing a victim to orally…

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Rape by Intoxication – California Penal Code Section 261(a)(3)

When it comes to the crime of rape, the legislature, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and judges in Los Angeles County and across California, obviously take these types of offenses very seriously and dole out harsh punishments on those individuals convicted of these types of crimes.  Rape by intoxication, which is defined by Penal Code Section…

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Unlawful Sexual Touching Crimes in California

More and more, people are being charged with sex crimes such as unlawful sexual touching and being required to register as sex offenders across the country.  This is a hot topic right now with the #MeToo hashtag movement sweeping across America and specifically, in liberal Los Angeles County.  The District Attorney’s Office of LA County…

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Sexual Harassment Allegations in Los Angeles

Now more than ever, people are being investigated and charged related to sexual harassment activity, whether it be in the workplace or otherwise. With the #MeToo hashtag movement in full swing, law enforcement and prosecutors across LA County and across the country, are evaluating whether to file criminal charges against people who are accused of…

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Transfer of Obscene Material to Minors – 18 U.S.C. 1470

It is a federal crime to distribute obscene material to a minor.  More and more I’m seeing the federal government monitoring this type of activity and making sure that young people are protected from the transfer of obscene material through electronic means and otherwise.  The federal government has task forces that are monitoring the internet…

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Federal Child Pornography Charges – 18 U.S.C. 2252

18 U.S.C. 2252 – Certain activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography Under federal law, child pornography is defined as any “visual depiction” of a minor engaging in “sexually explicit conduct.” A visual depiction could be a picture, video or digital image. By law, a minor is anyone under 18 years old. “Sexually…

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