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Pretext Phone Calls in Los Angeles Sex Crime Cases

Having practiced criminal defense now for twenty-five years and done many sex crime cases, I see more and more law enforcement trying to use these pretext phone calls in order to get evidence against those people they believe are involved in committing sex crimes. Definition of a Pretext Phone Call First, you need the definition…

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Evidence Code Sections in California Sex Crime Cases

California Evidence Code Sections 1101 and 1108 become relevant when you’re talking about prosecutors that have filed a criminal sex crime case against somebody and they’re trying to use that person’s past against them. It’s not just past criminal convictions for sex crimes, it could just be past bad acts related to sex crimes that…

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Los Angeles Jury Instructions for Sexual Battery

 When someone is charged with sexual battery under California Penal Code Section 243.4(e)(1), this is obviously a serious crime because if you’re convicted or you plead guilty to a sexual battery in Los Angeles, California, you’re looking at registering as a sex offender.  That means every year on your birthday, you have to register…

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Rape of an Unconscious Woman or Spouse

When it comes to this particular rape charge, which is covered under California Penal Code Section 261(a)(4) and Penal Code Section 262(a)(3), obviously the prosecutors and judge will take it seriously in Los Angeles County.  They’re going to assign a special sex crime prosecutor no matter which courthouse the case is pending.  Each branch in…

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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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