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  • Published: February 19, 2021

This is a good question because if you're about to be arrested or you're the loved one of somebody who's been arrested and you're trying to get them out, bail is an important topic, especially in Los Angeles today. Because of the Coronavirus, there's been an edict sent down that all bail should be zero, and therefore, everybody would get…Read More

  • Published: January 29, 2021

When people get arrested and they're facing the government and they're going to have to go into court and deal with the prosecutor, they're obviously concerned about hiring a private lawyer and how much will that actually cost. Of course, the answer is it varies depending on: how good the private lawyer is, how long they've bee practicing, how serious…Read More

  • Published: January 28, 2021

 What Can You Do if You Feel Like You're Being Investigated for a Sex Crime in California? Sex crimes are investigated all the time across the United States.  I've handled thousands of cases in Los Angeles over the last 27 years and a lot of times, believe it or not, people get wind that they're being investigated: maybe somebody…Read More

  • Published: December 29, 2020

Can Prosecutors Use Prior Bad Acts Against a Defendant in a Sex Crime Prosecution? This is a big issue that's been around since I've been practicing criminal defense now for about 27 years and more and more the pendulum has swung in the direction of helping the prosecutors prove these sex crime cases by being able to bring in other…Read More

  • Published: December 28, 2020

 What Happens if You're Caught Sending or Receiving Nude Photographs with a Minor? This is a very serious offense and I've seen it prosecuted at both the state and federal level. I've been practicing in this area involving minors, the internet, phones and computers since its inception, the advent of the internet, and all these crimes that have been…Read More

  • Published: December 22, 2020

 Obviously, sex crimes are some of the more seriously prosecuted cases and the LA District Attorney's office takes a lot of interest in them. As far as jail and prison go, usually they're among the top crimes in Los Angeles if you're charged with some sort of a sex offense, that you have the likelihood of going to jail.…Read More

  • Published: December 18, 2020

 What is Required for Kidnapping for Purposes of Rape Under California Penal Code 209(b) PC? This is a very serious crime.  If somebody is convicted of Penal Code 209(b) PC aggravated kidnapping for purposes of rape, they are going to be facing a life sentence in Los Angeles county. Aggravated kidnapping is the more serious charge of regular kidnapping…Read More

  • Published: December 7, 2020

 Can the Prosecution Enter Evidence Regarding Past Misconduct or Alleged Sexual Assault Allegations to My Current California Sex Crime Case? The answer depends on the type of evidence the prosecution is trying to get in. Unfortunately, if you’re charged with a sex crime and you have prior conduct that is very similar to the type of conduct alleged in…Read More

  • Published: November 14, 2020

Sexting is a very common charge in today's day and age because a lot of minors are on the internet.  A lot of adults are going into chat rooms and various other social media vehicles and they end up coming across a minor.  Sometimes they know it's a minor, but sometimes they don't. Other times they are not sure. The…Read More

  • Published: October 8, 2020

 Over the years that I've handled criminal cases, we do see some massage parlor cases come up. It's often where the women in the massage parlor are arrested because they get involved in a discussion related to having some sort of sexual activity for money with a customer who happens to end up being an undercover police officer. Also,…Read More

  • Published: October 2, 2020

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 different countries and are being moved around…Read More

  • Published: August 14, 2020

The Best Strategy if You're Charged with a Violation Of Penal Code Section 288.5 - Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child This is one of the more serious crimes and if you've allegedly done a number of different acts with a child. If the child is under the age of 14 and there's more than 10 years between you and the…Read More

  • Published: August 12, 2020

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 with the intent to…Read More

  • Published: August 10, 2020

Accused of Violating California Penal Code 647(j)(4)? This crime is a relatively new one because of the advent of the internet and people videotaping each other and then putting it on the internet to punish the other person as revenge for some reason or another. It's going to take you taking video, and even if the person consented to the…Read More

  • Published: August 8, 2020

What are the Consequences of Arranging a Meeting With a Minor to Commit a Lewd Act - Penal Code Section 288.4? This is a common crime that I see a lot.  A lot of times what ends up happening is the person that's arranging the meeting with the minor doesn't realize that they're actually not arranging a meeting with a minor…Read More

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