How long does a person have to bring a lawsuit against someone for molesting them?

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Being a victim of child molestation can negatively impact you for the rest of your life. Fortunately, under California law, you may be able to sue the person who molested you, even after you have turned 18 years of age, in order to get some retribution. However, California law puts a statute of limitations on …

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Can I be convicted of indecent exposure if I was never outside of my house? (PC 314)

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Indecent Exposure Charges in Orange County Under California Penal Code Section 314, it is illegal to willfully and lewdly expose your private parts in a public place or any place where people would be offended or annoyed by such conduct. You can be convicted for indecent exposure even if you were inside your own house …

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Why should I hire a criminal defense attorney for rape in Riverside? (PC 261)

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Rape is a serious crime and a conviction can carry harsh penalties. The Riverside Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich make sure to give every client their undivided attention. The Riverside Wallin & Klarich Rape Defense Attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. The consequences of a …

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What can a Los Angeles criminal lawyer do for my charge of child molestation? (PC 647.6)

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Under California Penal Code section 647.6, it is illegal to annoy or molest any minor under the age of 18 while motivated by an unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in the minor. The sentencing and punishment for annoying or molesting a child can be severe in Los Angeles. Thus, you need a strong criminal defense …

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I just turned 18 and my girlfriend is 16, will I go to jail for statutory rape if we have sex in Orange County? (PC 261.5)

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Statutory rape charges in Orange County Under California Penal Code 261.5 it is illegal to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor who is not your spouse. The sentencing and punishment for engaging in unlawful sex with a minor can be severe. In order to convict you of statutory rape charges in Orange County, the …

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I am accused of Rape and the charges are not true. What is the punishment for Rape? – Penal Code 261

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Under California Penal Code section 261, it is illegal to use force, threat, or fraud to engage in sexual intercourse with any person. To be found guilty of rape, the alleged intercourse had to have happened against the will of the victim under circumstances where: • Unlawful bodily injury was threatened against the victim • …

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How Can A Child Annoyance Charge Under Penal Code 647.6 Be A Felony In California?

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Penal code section 647.6 in California, commonly referred to as “child annoyance”, is typically charged as a misdemeanor offense and if convicted can result in a one year county jail sentence and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Needless to say, it is a very serious misdemeanor charge that can have a devastating impact on …

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High School Basketball Coach charged with child molestation (PC 288)

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A volunteer basketball coach at Perris High School in Riverside County is accused of molesting a teenage girl over the course of a year and has been charged with two dozen felony sex counts. Dominic Leon Evans, of Perris, was arrested November 13 after a search warrant was served, but Riverside County sheriff’s officials did …

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