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What it Takes to be the Best Sex Crime Attorney

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

What it takes to be the best?  It takes somebody who has dedicated their life and their career toward defending those individuals charged with the most serious sex offenses.  I've been doing this for 26 years and all I've been doing in those 26 years is defending people who have been charged with...

Defenses to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Defenses to California Penal Code Section 290 – Failure to Register as Sex Offender. This obviously has to do with sex crime cases where people are ordered by a court to register as a sex offender and they end up failing to do so in some way and then the police arrest them. The pros...

What Defenses are There to Sexual Battery Charges?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are a number of defenses when it comes to sexual battery in Los Angeles county.  I would say the main one is that whatever happened between you and the other person was consensual. California Penal Code 243.4 defines the crime of sexual battery. So, if both parties agreed to some sort of a ...

How Can a Sex Crime Attorney Help Your Loved One?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

A lot of people get on the phone and start looking for attorneys, or go on the internet and do their research and they're trying to figure out, is this person even going to be able to help my loved one, or would my loved one just be better off with the public defender? What is the real reason tha...

Punishment If a Murder Occurs During a Rape

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Obviously, a murder and rape situation is probably one of the most serious crimes anybody could face in Los Angeles, California or anywhere in the nation.  In California, in particular, technically that person would be looking at the death penalty. The felony-murder rule would up that situation, ...

Background on Internet Sex Crimes in California

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since the advent of the internet, sex crimes have been rampant on it and it has taken police, law enforcement — both at the federal and state level — some time to be able to deal with internet crimes. For a long period of time — I've been doing this for 26 years — so I've been involved since the ...

Best Defense Strategy in a Date Rape Prosecution

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

I've been handling these date rape offenses now for 26 years and obviously, it's very scary, especially now with the advent of the internet and people are hooking up on the first date a lot.  They meet somebody. Sometimes they have to go through a process on these dating apps, so they feel like t...

How Is Human Sex Trafficking Defined In California?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jun 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Human sex trafficking consists of people who are involved in the sex trade, such as prostitution. A lot of these people go online to get women involved in prostitution. They are meeting them at different locations. Most of the women involved in sex trafficking are runaways. As a result, the prose...

What Happens if You Are Accused of Sexual Battery?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Feb 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is an interesting concept because sexual assault really isn't a crime.  In other words, the crime is more touching the other party in an impermissible way — in a sexual way. California Penal Code 243.4 defines the crime of sexual battery. That's where the sexual battery concept comes up, but...

Punishments in a California Child Molestation Case

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jan 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child molestation cases are probably among the most serious cases filed by Los Angeles prosecutors and most times they're trying to seek prison for those individuals who get themselves arrested and prosecuted for these type of sex crimes. As far as how long in prison it will depend on a number of...

How Does a Sex Crime Prosecutor Prove a Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jan 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is a good question because a lot of people have a false view of how a sex crime case will be prove or prosecuted.  I can't tell you how many times people come into my office and say, well they don't have any evidence against me so I don't really understand why I've been arrested. I don't get...

How are Sex Crimes Handled in Downtown Los Angeles?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jan 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you don't know the Los Angeles downtown court at 210 West Temple, it is the main courthouse where most sex crimes are prosecuted.  The reason for this is directly across the street is the main hub of the District Attorney's office that handles sex crime cases at the Hall of Records.  All of th...

How California Sex Offender Registration Works

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jan 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Are All Convicted Sex Offenders Required To Register On The Sex Offender List? The majority of people convicted as sex offenders are required to register on the sex offender list. There are lists of people who currently have to register as sex offenders, and there are lists of people who plead gu...

California Law on Sexting with Minors

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jan 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

The law in California implements harsh penalties regarding sexting with minors. Depending on the situation, the local authorities may hand over the case to the federal government if the crime is severe or involves a minor from a different country. If the crime happened across state lines or anoth...

How Does California Define Aggravated Sexual Assault?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jan 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

California defines aggravated sexual assault as the act of an individual who touches, attacks, or causes sexual harm on another person against his or her will.  The person who has the intent to assault has to have the thought pattern that they're going to try and sexually assault another person. ...

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