If you were convicted of a sex crime and are required to register as a sex offender (PC 290) you may be able to challenge your requirement to continue to register

By: Wallin & Klarich

Here are the questions you need to ask yourself: 1. Do you wish to appeal or modify your sentence? 2. Are you on Megan’s Law website and wish to be removed? 3. Are you seeking to stop 290 sex registration by filing a Certificate of Rehabilitation or a Governor’s Pardon? 4. Do you want to …

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Is your lawyer doing all of the things they need to do to properly defend you if you are facing a sex crime charge? Part 1

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If you were arrested and charged with a sex crime, you need an aggressive and experienced criminal defense firm on your side. Please consider the following: 1. Is your attorney conducting a full investigation and interviewing all witnesses involved in the case? 2. Is your attorney investigating the background of the alleged victim or possible …

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Court To Decide If PC 290 Registrants Can Legally Be Barred From Public Parks

By: Wallin & Klarich

Legal disputes often arise when the State of California has a law in a certain area and a local city creates a law that may be in conflict with the state law. This is what is occurring now in the case of People v. Godinez, 30-2011-00530069 (Orange Super. Ct., filed Dec. 15, 2011). Judges Craig …

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Two Members Of The United States Navy Arrested On Allegations Of Rape In Japan

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Two members of the United State Navy were arrested over accusations that they raped a woman on the island of Okinawa, in Japan. According to Japanese officials, the two men, both 23, are alleged to have raped a Japanese woman in the early hours of Tuesday morning, leaving her with an injury to her neck. …

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Is there a difference in punishment if the victim of a rape is unconscious as opposed to being awake? (Penal Code section 261)

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The short answer is “no”. Unconscious victims in rape cases usually entail “date rape” victims involving the use of “date rape” drugs such as GHB or Rohypnol drugs laced into a victim’s drink by the perpetrator resulting in the victim losing consciousness or being in and out of consciousness. It may also include instances of …

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La Puente High School Soccer Players Accused Of Sexual Assault And Hazing (PC 243.4)

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Members of the La Puente High School soccer team have accused several teammates of sexual assault, penal code 243.4 and hazing that allegedly took place over a two year period. The alleged victims have retained a lawyer to sue the alleged perpetrators. It is possible that the students may also decide to bring a lawsuit …

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When is it a crime to engage in an act of sodomy in California?

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For many years it was a crime to engage in an act of sodomy in California. Believe it or not that meant that you could be prosecuted and sent to prison for engaging in a consensual act of sodomy with another adult. Luckily, those days have passed and consenting adults are free to engage in …

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