Category Archives: Sex Crimes

Sexual assault and rape

Virtually every sexual assault crime (rape, sexual battery, oral copulation or sodomy) contains the element of “against the victim’s will.”  What that means is the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim did not consent to the sexual activity.  So what do you do if you have been accused of a sexual […]

Sex crime defense – Orange County and Southern California

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, you will […]

What is “statutory rape”?

The age of legal consent for sexual intercourse in California is 18 years old. The crime of “statutory rape” (more correctly called “unlawful sexual intercourse” today) is sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 18. Even if the “victim” was a willing, consenting partner, if they are under 18, it is still a […]

If I am charged with a sexual offense, will I have to register as a sex offender?

You do not have to register if you are arrested, only if you are convicted – and then, only if you are convicted of a crime that requires registration.  That registration is a lifetime requirement and becomes part of a public database, so even though you are not required to register for an arrest, you […]