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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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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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Punishments for Sex Crime Cases

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…

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Pretext Phone Calls Related to Sex Crime Cases

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…

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DNA Evidence in Sex Crime Cases

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…

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Oral Copulation by Force – California Penal Code Section 288(a)

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…

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