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Human Trafficking Sex Cases Prosecuted in Orange County

The reason for this is interesting and you really wouldn’t think about it unless you have the inside information.  I defend a lot of human trafficking sex crime-related offenses in the Orange County California area. California Penal Code 236.1 defines the crime of human trafficking. Then speaking to the prosecutors, one of the biggest things…

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How are Sex Crimes Handled in Downtown Los Angeles?

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 the…

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California Law on Sexting with Minors

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 another state, the authorities would send the…

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Criminal Consequences for Catfishing

This whole concept of catfishing has to do with somebody giving fake information to another person, and basically trying to lure them into a date or whatever circumstance they’re trying to do.  Usually, you see it done through social media where an individual will send, for example, different pictures of themselves and different information and…

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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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