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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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What is Spousal Rape in California?

PC 262 Spousal Rape As you might guess, the crime of spousal rape is very serious, and the police, prosecutors and judges take this type of offense seriously. Over the course of the last 25 years of practicing criminal defense, I don’t see a lot of spousal rape cases. One of the big issues surrounding…

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Understanding California Child Molestation Laws

Los Angeles Child Molestation Laws Understanding how the law works and why it was enacted related to molestation cases is crucial if you are charged with a sex crime.  There are a number of different considerations that must be taken into account if you are going to properly defend yourself or even workout a plea…

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Legal Defenses Against Child Pornography Charges

LEARN POTENTIAL DEFENSES TO A POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE There are a number of different defenses that can be utilized when it comes to a Possession of Child Pornography case that is being prosecuted at the state or federal level.  As you might guess, these defenses depend on the facts of a particular case…

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Common Internet Sex Crimes

LEARN WHAT THE FEDS AND STATE ARE CHARGING RELATED TO INTERNET SEX CRIMES Whenever someone goes on the Internet and views child pornography, they trigger a number of potential crimes that can be filed against them both at the state and federal level.  Typically, once the authorities realize you are involved with child pornography, they…

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Understanding California Sexual Assault Laws

STEP BY STEP ANALYSIS OF A SEX CRIME LAW IN LOS ANGELES There are many different nuances when it comes to sex crime law in Los Angeles County.  Each Penal Code Section related to a sex crime attempts to cover an area of law and a factual scenario where someone has committed a sex act…

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Man Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

When you are convicted of a sex crime such as molestation, rape, sexual assault, lewd acts, California Penal code section 290 requires that you register as a “sex offender” for the rest of your life so long as you are residing/working in the state of California. Failing to register is a criminal charge in itself…

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Search Warrants Reveal Child Porn Videos and Images

Possession or distribution of child pornography is completely illegal and any one suspected will be charged criminally. According to detectives, child pornography was viewed, downloaded and distributed from homes in Pasadena, El Monte, Compton and Bell Gardens. The Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team, who is dedicated to targeting online predators, were able to locate these…

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