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  • Published: January 31, 2019

There's a lot of sexual assault cases being filed across Los Angeles county both at the criminal level and there are civil lawsuits being filed, especially in Hollywood and against athletes.  The question comes, when is a case going to be filed criminal and when is it going to be civil.  The answer is, a lot of time the activity…Read More

  • Published: January 25, 2019

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 Los Angeles County has their…Read More

  • Published: April 25, 2018

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 to the student and will…Read More

  • Published: April 24, 2018

When it comes to a sex crime case that's being prosecuted in Los Angeles County, I've done a lot of these cases over the last twenty-five years and there's a variety of different punishments that can be utilized in order to deter someone from committing future sex crime cases, punish an offender who has committed a sex crime case, and…Read More

  • Published: April 24, 2018

One big weapon the police have that they use all the time when it comes to sex crime cases is that is known as a pretext phone call.  This is basically where they have typically, the alleged victim calls the alleged perpetrator on the phone and the police will tape record the conversation. The police feed the alleged victim with…Read More

  • Published: April 24, 2018

DNA evidence can be a powerful tool for law enforcement and prosecutors when it comes to sex crime cases.  It's basically a way other than somebody's word that they can prove that there was some sort of sexual contact between two people.  However, it is not an exact science. It's not a perfect science and a lot of times just…Read More

  • Published: February 20, 2018

When it comes to sex crimes the prosecutors and police are obviously very harsh and tend to jump to conclusions about whether or not a particular person is guilty of the offense they are investigating. Oral copulation by force obviously is typically charged with other offenses centering around somebody forcibly causing a victim to orally copulate them or do some…Read More

  • Published: February 20, 2018

When it comes to the crime of rape, the legislature, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and judges in Los Angeles County and across California, obviously take these types of offenses very seriously and dole out harsh punishments on those individuals convicted of these types of crimes. Rape by intoxication, which is defined by Penal Code Section 261(a)(3), is a crime wherein…Read More

  • Published: February 20, 2018

More and more, people are being charged with sex crimes such as unlawful sexual touching and being required to register as sex offenders across the country.  This is a hot topic right now with the #MeToo hashtag movement sweeping across America and specifically, in liberal Los Angeles County. The District Attorney's Office of LA County has opened up a special…Read More

  • Published: February 19, 2018

Now more than ever, people are being investigated and charged related to sexual harassment activity, whether it be in the workplace or otherwise. With the #MeToo hashtag movement in full swing, law enforcement and prosecutors across LA County and across the country, are evaluating whether to file criminal charges against people who are accused of doing certain sexual harassment- related…Read More

  • Published: February 10, 2018

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 and social media in order…Read More

  • Published: January 31, 2018

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 explicit conduct” includes various forms…Read More

  • Published: January 3, 2018

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 these types of cases relates…Read More

  • Published: September 7, 2017

LEARN THE TYPE OF SEX CRIMES PROSECUTORS TREAT MOST HARSHLY IN LOS ANGELES Any sex crimes involving children and violence are definitely the ones that prosecutors are looking to punish the harshest.  If there is a situation where there is continuous sexual contact with a minor, the person who is responsible for this will be facing life in prison. Also,…Read More

  • Published: September 6, 2017

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 bargain with the prosecutors and judge in a criminal case.…Read More

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