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Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Nov 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Review of the California Crime of Assault With Intent to Commit a Felony Under Penal Code 220 PC. California Penal Code 220 defines the crime of assault with intent to commit a felony. An individual violates this section by assaulting another person with the intent to commit a serious sex crim...

Lewd Acts by a Caretaker Upon Dependant Adult

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Oct 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

We see this once in a while with people in the hospital or a nursing home.  Someone who's older; someone who's incapacitated in some way and another person is allegedly taking advantage of them. Lewd acts by a caretaker upon a dependent adult is defined under California Penal Code 288(b)(2). It c...

What is the Definition of Human Trafficking?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Oct 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you or a loved one is charged with human trafficking under California Penal Code 236.1 PC , it usually has something to do with women being used for sex or some sort of sexual act for money. The trafficking part, obviously, is the women are coming in from either different states or differe...

Defenses to Assault with Intent to Commit Rape

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Aug 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

What are Defenses to Assault with Intent to Commit Rape Under Penal Code 220? This is a very common crime that I see a lot prosecuted in Los Angeles county — whether it be in downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley or any of the 38 courts in LA county. People get charged with this assault w...

Potential Punishment for Forced Oral Copulation

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Aug 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

The California sex crime of “oral copulation by force or fear” is defined in California Penal Code 288a. This crime is charged more than people might think in Los Angeles County. People forcing other people to orally copulate them and then the prosecutors come in and charge this particular crime ...

Defenses to Rape of an Unconscious Person

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Aug 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is a common crime nowadays that people are being either raped because they get too intoxicated and someone takes advantage of them or, what I've see a lot of times is, alleged victims are claiming that a person rape them when they don't even know whether they were raped because they were so ...

Lewd Acts with a Minor

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

Lewd Acts with a Minor – California Penal Code 288. What is Considered a Lewd Acts Upon a Child For Purposes of Penal Code Section 288? I've handled many of these cases over my 26-year career.  Typically, the issues are twofold:  (1) the defendant is touching the child in a private part; and (2) t...

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 ...

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