Tag Archives: sexual assault

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 […]

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 […]