Tag Archives: Orange county sexual assault attorney

What is the entrapment defense?

Does entrapment still exist? Absolutely.  It’s an affirmative defense, meaning the defendant bears the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that they were entrapped.  A preponderance means the defendant must convince the jury that it is “more likely than not” that they were entrapped. Entrapment is when law enforcement officer (or their […]

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 […]

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, […]

Defending yourself against false accusations

I practice law in Orange County and all southern California courts, but I follow legal news about criminal law from around the country.  I’m still shaking my head over an article I read a couple of weeks ago.  In Connecticut, a substitute teacher faced up to 40 years in prison for showing pornography images to […]

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 […]