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Rape in Several California Statutory Forms

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

The serious felony crime of rape is described as non-consensual sexual intercourse by means of force, threats, or fraud. A rape conviction carries a sentence of up to 8 years in California state prison and a mandatory requirement to register as a sex offender for life. If the victim was a minor between...  

Review of California’s Embezzlement Laws

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Penal Code 503 PC defines the crime of embezzlement as the fraudulent appropriation of property by someone to whom it has been entrusted. The primary difference between an embezzlement offense and the typical theft related crime is the requirement that the property had been...

Overview of the Juvenile Court System in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Aug 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

When a minor under the age 18 allegedly commits a crime in the state of California, their case will normally be handled through the juvenile court system. The same laws apply to illegal behavior by a juvenile as well as an adult, but the procedures and penalties used to process juvenile crimes is....

How Can I Fight Indecent Exposure Charges?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Aug 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Penal Code 314 PC describes the crime of indecent exposure as when a person willfully exposes their naked body or genitals to someone else who could be offended or annoyed in a public place. It should be noted that the act of “exposing” must be done with an intent to draw public...

How Can I Fight Statutory Rape Charges?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Aug 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

By definition, rape involves having sexual intercourse with someone without their consent. In California, 18 is the age of consent, meaning anyone under age 18 is not considered legally old enough to give their full consent to sexual activity. PC 261.5 statutory rape is defined as having sexual...  

Defending Sexual Battery Charges in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Penal Code 243.4 PC Sexual Battery Charges and Best Defenses. California defines the crime of sexual battery as the touching of the intimate parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, arousal, or abuse, and can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony...

Defending Burglary Charges in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of California Penal Code 459 PC Burglary Charges and Defenses. Burglary is described as the act entering a residential or commercial structure, with intent to commit grand or petty larceny, or any other felony crime. Entry into the structure only has to be done with the intent of...

How California Homicide and Murder Laws Work

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | May 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Homicide is the lawful or unlawful act of the killing of someone by another person. It's the act of one person taking the life of another. If someone dies due the actions of another person, then they could face criminal charges that will depend on the details of the case. A homicide could occ...

Aiding and Abetting Laws in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | May 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Penal Code 31 PC describes the crime of aiding and abetting as when someone facilitates or aids the commission of a criminal act. In other words, it means to provide another person some type of assistance in committing a crime, by doing some act, or even saying something in the furthe...

How Can I Fight Embezzlement Charges in California?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Apr 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of PC 503 Embezzlement Charges and Best Defenses in California. Embezzlement under California Penal Code 503 PC is described as unlawfully taking money or property that was entrusted to you with the intent to deprive the owner of using it. While embezzlement if a form of theft, it's ...

The Felony Crime of Bribery of a Witness in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Mar 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Bribery and Related Crimes under California Law California Penal Code 137 “bribery of a witness” law makes it a crime for someone to give, offer to give, any bribe to a witness for the purpose of influencing their testimony. The closely related Penal Code 138 PC “witness taking a bribe” law ...

Domestic Violence Cases Surge During COVID-19 Lockdown

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of the Surge in Domestic Violence Cases in California During COVID-19 Pandemic As California residents are navigating living with the coronavirus and the extended quarantine, domestic violence cases are skyrocketing. Put simply, the coronavirus pandemic is having major implications on re...

Getting Criminal Charges Dropped After Arrest

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Aug 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Process of Prefiling Intervention in California Criminal Cases Through the process of prefiling intervention, it may be possible to have criminal charges against a client dropped completely or reduced in severity before a case proceeds to the formal court process.  Often, a potential client...

The Crime of Eavesdropping - California Penal Code 632

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jul 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Eavesdropping Under California Law - Penal Code 632 The California eavesdropping statute, sometimes known colloquially is the “wiretapping” statute, is set forth in Penal Code Section 632. The first principle to understand is that California is a “two-party consent” state.  Many states in the u...

Common Internet Sex Crimes in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Feb 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you been accused of possession, distribution, or sale of child pornography, or contacting minors on the internet for the purposes of soliciting sex or other deviant sexual activity? A conviction for a sexual related crime that involves children will have a life-long impact on your future. ...

Sex Crime Charges and the #MeToo Movement

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Feb 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The news has been filled with stories from alleged victims of sexual harassment, unlawful touching, and rape by intoxication, among other similar sexual related incidents. The #MeToo Movement has made social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, a comfortable forum for victims to come forward and ...

Crimes in Los Angeles

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Oct 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some recent crimes in Los Angeles have shown how important it is to have a lawyer who understands the courts, the prosecutors and jury trials. People from all walks of life can be arrested for, charged with or investigated for serious crimes, and without top notch legal representation it can crea...

New Year's DUI Enforcement Plans

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Dec 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Local law enforcement agents have released statements to the public that they will be actively seeking to arrest people who are driving under the influence of alcohol this New Year's. While people all around the world like to ring in the New Year with parties that include a fair amount of alcohol...

Los Angeles Three Strike Laws and 7 Cent Felonies

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Aug 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

For the most part, the news lately has been about how serious crimes are getting swept under the rug or not punished as harshly as some people would like. A recent case highlights just how over the top some judges and juries are when prosecuting people. With Three Strikes penalties in California,...

Los Angeles White Collar Crime and Ponzi Schemes

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jul 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Whenever a Los Angeles White Collar Crime Lawyer represents someone charged by the state or federal government, he has to do battle in court with some of the best attorneys in California. While drug crimes, sex crimes and violent crimes can involve people in the middle class or the poor, white co...

Los Angeles White Collar Crime and Lawyers

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jul 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

A major scam has occurred in the city, raising eye brows amongst Los Angeles White Collar Attorneys from Torrance to Tujunga. White collar crime is a highly complicated area of the law, and lawyers on both sides of any criminal trial need to know accounting, finance, wire fraud and more. In Los ...

Palmdale Sex Crime Attorney

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The county of Los Angeles is home to tens of millions of people, many of whom are rarely face serious legal problems. However, there are quite a few sex crime accusations that going on every year, making life difficult for the people involved in the alleged incident. These crimes can make life di...

Los Angeles Violent Crime Attorneys in Venice Beach

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Violent crimes are always a tragedy and shocking. Whether your family is involved in a violent crime as victims or the accused, it can be the worst nightmare you can imagine. A situation in Venice Beach created the worst possible run up to a high school graduation. A bloody shooting involving two...

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