Category Archives: Sex Crimes

Penal Code 288.4 – Arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes

Under California Penal Code 288.4, it is illegal to arrange to meet a minor (or a person you believe to be a minor) for sexual purposes.  The full text of the law is: 288.4 (a)(1) Every person who, motivated by an unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in children, arranges a meeting with a minor or […]

Challenging sex offender registration – what can be done?

The punishment for sex offenses can be quite harsh.  The biggest consequence is the lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender under Penal Code section 290.  Recent case law has made some changes to that requirement, however. Recently, I was asked whether an online police sting operation that didn’t involve a true “victim” would […]

Prostitution, solicitation and other sex offenses – Orange County Defense

Accused of any sexual offense?  Know how to best protect yourself. Even the allegation of a sex offense can have devastating effects in your life.  Your family, friends, reputation, job and freedom are all at stake.  Child molestation [Penal Code section 288], rape [section 261], prostitution or solicitation [647(b)],  lewd conduct [section 647(a)], indecent exposure […]

Rape and Child Molest allegations – Orange County Defense Attorney

Even just being accused of any sex offense – child molestation, rape, indecent exposure or lewd acts – can be devastating.  Just the mere allegation alone, even if completely unfounded, can have a tremendous impact on you.  Police investigation, search warrants, and a possible arrest are all real threats. If convicted of most sex-related crimes, […]

Sex crimes defense – allegations of molestation

A recent case [People v. Graff (2009) __ Cal.App.4th__ ] reversed the convictions of a man accused of multiple counts of lewd acts with a child (Penal Code section 288 – also known as child molestation).  The court found that the prosecution argued for a conviction based on conduct that was not proven at the […]