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  • 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 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 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: 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 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 6, 2020

[embed]https://vimeo.com/283438420[/embed] 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 against the perpetrator and they end up trying to…Read More

  • Published: August 4, 2020

Trying to Get Diversion for a Defendant in a Solicitation of Prostitution Case in Los Angeles? A lot of people are being arrested in the San Fernando Valley and in Los Angeles for the crime of solicitation of prostitution.  Basically, what this means is they're agreeing to have some sort of sexual encounter with either an uncover police officer or…Read More

  • Published: July 30, 2020

Should You Talk to the Police if You're Being Investigated for a Sex Crime in Los Angeles? I think the answer to this question is fairly obvious, and it's no.  You definitely should not talk to the police.  There are certain circumstances which I would call exceptions to this rule. However, they're definitely something that your sex crime defense attorney…Read More

  • Published: July 28, 2020

This is a big question on a lot of people's minds who find out they're being investigated by the police; the FBI or whatever law enforcement agency is involved with their case. Or a lot of times the reason they get tipped off pre-filing is because the alleged victim in the case calls them, texts them, accuses them of some…Read More

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