If you’ve been charged with statutory rape, the victim was under the age of 18. You cannot have any type of sexual contact with anyone under the age of 18 in Los Angeles, California. There’s really no exception to this. I see people claiming that the parents know about it. If the parents know about it, they can get charged as well for knowing and not doing something about it. They can also have the underage person taken away from them. There is no such thing as consent when someone is under the age of 18. Even if they do it willingly, it is still a crime. However, if two people are very close in age, perhaps one is 18 and one is 17, a lot of times police are not even going to get involved.

I Was Charged With The Rape Of My Spouse. Is This Possible?

It is possible to rape your spouse because even your spouse has to consent to sex. If you forcibly attack your spouse and are physical with them in a sexual way, and they tell you no, that could be charged as rape. There can also be a host of other charges that can be filed along with it, depending on what happened. All across the United States, a wife or husband has the right to refuse to have sex with their spouse and the other person must abide by their wishes, and if they don’t they can definitely be charged with rape.

Can I Be Arrested For Lewd Conduct Or Indecent Exposure For Urinating In Public?

You could be arrested for lewd conduct or indecent exposure if someone in public sees that you’re urinating and sees your genitals. A lot of times, the police actually see these crimes happening and they arrest people. Other times, other people in public see these issues happening and contact the police and then the person is later arrested and charged with lewd conduct or indecent exposure. It depends on the circumstance. If you’ve got a clean record and you’re out in the woods, hiding behind a bush to urinate, I would be shocked if that case was filed as indecent exposure or lewd conduct.

If, on the other hand, if you’re on a city street and you’re trying to go to the restroom somewhere right out in the middle of public, you risk being charged with lewd conduct, indecent exposure, and you could risk having to register as a sex offender.

What Are The Penalties In California For Hiring A Prostitute?

If you hire a prostitute, you will be charged with what’s called solicitation of prostitution. Depending on what you do and what the circumstances are, there are other crimes that you could be also charged with. If you get convicted for soliciting a prostitute, usually they make you take certain classes related to people who commit sex offenses. Potentially, they could try to make you register as a sex offender. That is doubtful, if you don’t have any prior sex offenses on your record. You’re exposed to jail time, if they think it’s serious enough, or they can make you do some sort of community service. They usually tailor whatever the punishment is to what you did, with an eye towards not only punishing you, but deterring you from ever doing something like that again.

Can Some Sex Offenses Be expunged Or Removed From My Record?

There are certain sex offenses that can be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. If that’s the circumstance, they can also be expunged or dismissed from your record. There’s no such thing as a true expungement in California. It’s more of getting the matter dismissed. Also, there are now ways to get off the sex registration if you ended up having to register as a sex offender.

Can I Be Arrested On Child Pornography Charges Simply For Viewing And Not Downloading?

If you view child pornography or shoot child pornography in any way, you can be arrested and prosecuted. If you don’t download the child pornography and you just see it somewhere on the Internet, the problem the police are going to have is proving that you actually viewed the child pornography.

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