Oral Copulation by Force or Fear

California Penal Code Section 288(a)(c)(2) – Oral Copulation by Force, Fear, or Threats This crime is a sex crime in Los Angeles County and there’s a number of elements that have to be proven by the prosecutors if the case were to go to trial.  Any time I’m consulting with a client regarding an oral copulation…

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College, University or School-Related Sexual Offenses

Over the course of the last twenty-five years, I’ve represented many students who have been charged with sex-related offenses either occurring on-campus or off-campus.  These cases are particularly troubling because if you are convicted of a sex-related offense in addition to all the penalties that come along with it at the criminal level, it can…

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Revenge Porn Penal Code Section 647(j)(4)

Revenge Porn  When it comes to the crime of revenge porn, I have handled a lot of these cases, especially recently with more and more content being placed on the internet, Facebook and various other social media platforms.  When people get angry with a significant other or someone that they’ve encountered, they can sometimes do…

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Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child Penal Code Section 288.5

In Los Angeles, many people are charged with this particular offense.  Continuous sexual abuse of a child is one of the more serious sex crimes in LA, or even in California.  In order to be convicted of a charge like this, it has to be shown that you or the defendant in the case is,…

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Sexual Penetration by Foreign Object Penal Code Section 289

Sexual Penetration by Foreign Object In Los Angeles, many people are prosecuted for the crime of sexual penetration by foreign object, which can be accomplished by force, fear or some sort of threats by the perpetrator.  This section is typically prosecuted under Penal Code Section 289(a)(1), Penal Code Section 289(a)(2) or Penal Code Section 289(g). …

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Defenses to Sex Crimes in Los Angeles

Legal Defenses against Sex Crimes in Los Angeles For those individuals who find themselves in the unfortunate position of being charged with a sex crime in LA county, they obviously have a tough road to hoe.  What I mean by that is these charges are political.  Prosecutors, judges and even juries immediately look at a…

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Juvenile Sex Crimes in Los Angeles

Juvenile Sexual Realted Offense in Los Angeles Having practiced juvenile law and specifically dealt with sex crimes over the course of the last twenty-five years, I’ve seen a number of different cases filed, and obviously a number of different results, from my juvenile clients.  Really what I’m aimed at in these juvenile cases – whether…

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Aggravated Sexual Abuse

18 U.S. Code § 2241 – Aggravated Sexual Abuse When the Federal government has come in on these sex-related offenses, they come in with the full weight, resources and independence of the Federal government.  Because these crimes are so serious and sometimes sophisticated, it takes the Federal government to step in, use their surveillance techniques,…

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Sexual Exploitation of Children

Federal Government Cracks Down on Sexual Exploitation of Children The United States Department of Justice has a website specifically designed to alert the public about what happens to people who are involved with the sexual exploitation of children in the United States.  This has become a huge political issue across the country and the Federal…

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Human Trafficking

California Penal Code Section 236.1 – LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH A HUMAN TRAFFICKING OFFENSE IN LOS ANGELES Over the course of practicing criminal defense for the past 25 years I have seen human trafficking related offenses becoming more and more prevalent and law enforcement has developed special units to investigate and prosecute these type…

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