PC 261 Rape – Television Dance Competition Choreographer Facing Allegations Of Rape

By: Wallin & Klarich

Alex Da Silva, a well-known dancer and choreographer is best known for his is work on the television show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. Da Silva was arrested at his Los Angeles home on muliple allegations of Penal Code 261 rape. Four of Da Silva’s former dance students have made rape allegations against the choreographer.

Da Silva has previously been accused of sexually assaulting three women. However, at the time those allegations were made, the District Attorney’s office failed to prosecute him, claiming there was insufficient evidence.

Rape is codified under California Penal Code Section 261, which states the rape is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished against a person’s will, when the person is unconscious, or in circumstances where the person is incapable of giving consent. In California, the punishment for a conviction of rape is up to eight years in prison.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, it is imperative that you hire an aggressive, experienced Los Angeles rape defense attorney. Hiring an experienced criminal defense law firm can greatly increase your chances of keeping your freedom. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping people for over 30 years.

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