What Prosecutors Must Prove in a Rape Case?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 08, 2023 | Sex Crimes

In California, understanding the definition and implications of rape charges is critical for those involved in criminal proceedings. This understanding can help you craft a strong defense strategy while also preparing you for potential outcomes.   State law defines rape as non-consensual sexual intercourse. Specifically, ‘sexual intercourse’ refers to any degree of penetration – no… read more

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Is Domestic Violence a Felony in California?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | | Domestic Violence

Understanding the legal implications of domestic violence charges in California is crucial. Domestic violence, in some instances, can be charged as a felony depending on several different factors.   For defendants, it’s helpful to understand exactly what domestic violence is and what determines the severity of the charges.  What Is Domestic Violence? In California, domestic… read more

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Should You Waive Your Miranda Rights in Los Angeles, CA?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 01, 2023 | Criminal Law

When interacting with law enforcement, a key part of your protections under U.S. law hinges upon Miranda rights. Named after the landmark 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, these are safeguards put in place to protect an individual’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, among other protections. In Los Angeles, California – and anywhere… read more

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Consent Laws in California

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | | California Law

Understanding consent laws in California is crucial if you have been arrested and are facing charges related to rape, statutory rape, or any other sex crime. This information can inform your legal strategies, defenses, and overall understanding of the case against you. What Is Consent? Consent is voluntarily giving permission or agreement to something. In… read more

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How Often Are Drugs and Alcohol Used in Sex Crimes?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 14, 2023 | Sex Crimes

Prosecutors and law enforcement take a heavy hand against sex crime offenders, and civil law provisions allow victims to sue for damages. But not all who are charged with a sex crime are guilty. In fact, many are not.  What is true about those who are actually guilty is that a large portion of them… read more

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What Rights Will You Lose if You Are Convicted of a Sex Crime in California?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 09, 2023 | Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Being accused of a sex crime in California is terrifying. If convicted, you face severe penalties, including fines, prison sentences, and registration as a sex offender. However, you also face numerous collateral consequences for being a convicted sex offender. Depending on the charge, you could lose several legal rights if you are convicted of a… read more

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Removing Your Name From the Sex Offender Registry in CA

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 05, 2023 | Sex Crimes

The Sex Offender Registration Act in California imposes the obligation for residents convicted of specific sexual offenses to register with the state. Until recently, all sex offenders were required to register for life under California law. However, as of January 1, 2021, that requirement changed, thanks to the implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 384. The… read more

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What Should I Do About False Sex Crime Accusations Made on the Internet?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 09, 2023 | Sex Crimes

Facing false sex crime accusations on the internet can be distressing and damaging to your life. It’s crucial to address them quickly and effectively to protect yourself. The following are some critical steps you should consider taking (or not taking): Stay Calm Your initial reaction might be fear or anger, which is completely understandable. However,… read more

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What Does it Mean to Have Your Probation Revoked?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jul 26, 2023 | Criminal Law

Probation is a form of punishment given by the court that allows offenders to live in their community under supervision instead of serving time in jail or prison. It’s often given to low-risk offenders when judges believe rehabilitation outside jail holds more promise than inside one.  When on probation in Los Angeles, you’re expected to… read more

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