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‘Sex trafficking’ is commonly associated with kidnapping and can overlap with that type of crime in some instances, ‘human trafficking’ demands discussion and comes with its own two main subcategories: sex trafficking and labor trafficking.
The adage says, “innocent until proven guilty,” just being accused of a sex crime can cause a severe detriment to one’s personal life and reputation. Despite some laws that dissuade someone from levying a false accusation, especially in the context of a sex crime, false accusations do happen. For this reason, it is prudent to get an attorney involved as early on in the process as possible, even if the case against you appears false or flimsy.
When you get charged with rape, it can carry some of the most severe penalties under California law. Despite the severity of the accusation, and the stigma surrounding it, the possible outcomes– whether it be considered a misdemeanor or felony, for instance– might appear enigmatic. For this reason, it is always strongly recommended to involve a lawyer as soon as you can, at any stage of the accusation.
Synopsis In this first of a two-part series, I examine how California’s felony-murder law radically changed as of January 1, 2019, and how those convicted
Criminal activities may happen at any time of day or night, so can you be required to assist when there is a need. Criminals usually
Win a Motion to Suppress Evidence, A Synopsis This article explains how to prevail on a motion to suppress evidence from an illegal search of
Examples of Sex Crimes Involving Celebrities and Disputes Over Consent Harvey Weinstein On or about May 10, 2010, former superstar film titan Harvey Weinstein (then
Possible Early Parole for Non-Violent Sex Offenders Just over five months ago, on Dec. 29, 2020, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling which
Sex Crimes, A Snyopsis This series of blog articles examines all the various California sex crimes for which lack of consent is a necessary element
The Defense’s Closing Arguments (cont’d) Miguel Rea (cont’d) I kept hammering home each and every duplicitous statement Miguel had made on the stand, such as
The Defense’s Closing Arguments (cont’d) My next line of discussion in my closing argument was, of course, to summarize how the prosecution’s witnesses all –
John’s Trial Testmony (continued) Notably, John testified that once he helped the band secure the guitar strap sponsorship deal (see, e.g.: guitarworld.com), Victor’s attitude towards him suddenly became
Trial Testimony by the Two Main Prosecution Witnesses Miguel Rhea’s Direct and Cross-Examinations (continued) I also eviscerated Miguel Rea’s spurious claim that he had supposedly heard
My Opening Statement (continued) The Beating of John at the Hands (and Feet) of Miguel and Ramon I continued my opening by illustrating the fact
My Opening Statement (continued) John’s Involvement with the Band I moved on to John’s involvement with Below The Fault Line, Victor Garcia’s garage rock band, where,
Trial Tip: I thought the judge’s bias against me (and John) was clearly evident when she initially ruled that DDA Kim could play numerous excerpts
Initial Media Coverage As I indicated in my previous blog, John’s arrest was widely reported in the local media. And not surprisingly, on January 13,
The Facts of the Case and the Night of the Incident On the night of January 10, 2017, John McVoy, Jr. and the rest of the