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Sex Offenses Continued

Computer/ Internet

  1. How Does One Remove a Name from the Megan’s Law Internet Listing?

  2. The Megan's Law Website Should Be Used by Police Only

  3. Is Having Child Porn on a Temporary Internet File Illegal?

  4. Beware of Computer Co-ownership If It Is Used for a Crime

  5. Sexting Conviction Requires Sex Offender Registration

  6. May a Judge Restrict a Sex Offender's Internet Use at Home?

  7. May a Court Ban a Sex Offender from Posting on Facebook?

Registration/ Sex Offender

  1. Registration As a Sex Offender under Penal Code § 290?

  2. 25 Year Sentence for Failure to Register As Sex Offender?

  3. Penal Code § 290 Obligation Not Changed When Felony Reduced

  4. Can Felony Child Endangerment Lead to PC 290 Registration?

  5. Longer Sentence for Sex Case Defendant If PC 290 Registrant

  6. Registration As a Sex Offender Required If Plea Did Not?

  7. Police Fail to Notify 290 Registrant of Duty to Re-Register

  8. What Is SB384 and How Does It Change PC 290 Registration?
  9. Discretionary Order to Register as a Sex Offender

Sexually Violent Predators / SVP

  1. What Is a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP)? Consequences?

  2. Sexually Violent Predator Reporting to Police Every 90 Days?

  3. Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Trial Verdict Reversed

  4. Is Negligently Late-Filed Petition to Commit an SVP Barred?

  5. May a Judge Commit One As an SVP Before His Sentence Ends?
  6. Is Innocence Required for Malpractice Action for an SVP?
  7. May a Judge Compel Testimony from an SVP, but Not an NGI?
  8. SVP Act Allows Judge to Consider Hearsay from Expert?
  9. Is a Confined SVP Eligible to Receive Social Security?

Sex offenses / Other

  1. Surprising Facts About Sex Offenders and Sex Offenses
  2. What Is Indecent Exposure (Penal Code § 314)? Defenses?

  3. I’m 18, She’s 15; We’re Dating; Is that a Problem?  Illegal?
  4. In Sex Crime, Can a Statue of Limitations Be Flexible?

  5. Standard Sex Offender Probation Conditions in Orange County

  6. Consecutive, Not Concurrent Sentences, Upheld in Sex Case

  7. What Is a STATIC-99 Report? How Is It Used and Why?

  8. Lady Consents to Sex with Impersonator of Boyfriend - Rape?

  9. The Right to Show Victim's Prior False Sex Assault Claims

  10. Court May Exclude Molestation Victim's Sexual History?

  11. Juvenile Sentence of 254 Years for Sex Crime Set Aside

  12. Court Decides California Sex Offender Law Unconstitutional

  13. When Is Lifetime Supervised Release Proper for Sex Offender?

  14. Irvine's Law Barring Sex Offenders from Entering Parks

  15. Probation Condition Vacated for Sex Offender Dating Liberty

  16. What Is a Pretext Call in a Sex Offense Case & Why Dangerous?

  17. Admission to Psychotherapist of Sexual Abuse Not Privileged

  18. Teen Avoids Strike under One Strike Law in Sex Crime

  19. Can a Judge Require Polygraph Tests for Sex Offenders?

  20. Restitution Proper in Sex Offense Case for Mental Suffering

  21. Do Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Apply to Probation?
  22. Improper Use of 1108 Evidence Vacates 105 Year Sentence
  23. Can a Judge Condition Probation on a Fifth Amendment Waiver?
  24. Can Chelsea’s Law Mandate a Fifth Amendment Rights Waiver?
  25. What Is the Law About Being a Peeping Tom (PC § 647(i))?
  26. Effect of a Prostitution Conviction on a Dentist’s License?
  27. Sexual Compulsives Anonymous vs Sexaholics Anonymous
  28. If There Is a Romeo and Juliet Law in California, What Is It?
  29. Restitution for Pain and Suffering Allowed If PC § 288
  30. When Are Polygraph (Lie Detectors) Results Admissible?
  31. A Civil Lawsuit Arising from Criminal Sexual Assault?
  32. What’s the Habitual Sex Offender Sentence Enhancement?
  33. Under P.C. § 288.3, Must the Victim Truly Be a Minor?
  34. When Is a Sex Case Sentence Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
  35. Does Pandering (PC 266i(a)(2)) Require Trying to Find John?
  36. What is Sexual Battery (Penal Code § 243.4(e)(1))?
  37. Presentence Conduct Credits in Sex Offense Case?
  38. When Can a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Be Released?
  39. When is Enhanced Sentence Proper Under PC 647.6(c)(2)?
  40. What is Soliciting or Engaging in Lewd Acts in Public?
  41. Youth Parole Hearing (PC 3051) Not for One-Strike Offender?
  42. What is a People v. Mayberry Consent Jury Instruction?
  43. Police Decoy Use Prevents PC § 313.1 Conviction.
  44. Pandering: Is “Procure” Unconstitutionally Vague?
  45. Corpus Delicti Rule Allows Reversal in Sex Case.
  46. Thirteen Year Delay for SVP Trial Unconstitutional?
  47. Psychological Coercion Can Be Duress in Forcible Sex Case
  48. Attempted Human Trafficking – Must Real Minor be “Target?”
  49. Sexual Battery by Fraudulent Misrepresentation (PC 243.4(c))?
  50. Old Age Alone and Sexually Violent Predator Commitment
  51. Is Battery a Lesser Included Offense of Oral Copulation?
  52. Is an 11 Year Delay in SVP Trial a Due Process Violation?
  53. No Search Warrant Needed for Massage Establishments?
  54. What is Penal Code § 315 – Punishment?  Defenses?
  55. What is Penal Code § 653.23(a)(1)?  Punishment?
  56. SB 384: Who is a Tier 3 Registrant under PC 290(d)(3)?
  57. SB 384: Who is a Tier 2 Registrant under PC 290(d)(2) & (1)?
  58. SB 384: What is Discretionary 290 Registration?
  59. SB 384: What Can Lengthen One’s Registration Period?
  60. SB 384: How Long to Process an SB 384 Petition?
  61. SVP: Admission of Hearsay. Non-Predicate Offenses
  62. Probation Terms: Is Visiting a Website Patronizing a Place?
  63. Concurrent Sentencing under the One Strike Law?
  64. Aiding and Abetting Human Trafficking of a Minor
  65. Does Tier System in SB 384 Violate Equal Protection?
  66. Restitution in Federal Sex Traffickers Case.

Shoplifting / Petty Theft

  1. What Is Shoplifting, Its Defenses and Possible Punishment?

  2. What Punishment Do I Face for Shoplifting? Probation?

  3. Shoplifting, Diversion & Immigration Problems – What to Do?

  4. Immigration Consequences of a Conviction for Shoplifting

  5. Store Security Video Evidence Alone Can Convict Shoplifter

  6. Got Caught Shoplifting; Now Store Trying to Sue for $400?

  7. Accessory to Shoplifting and Burglary Charges - Defensible?

  8. New Petty Theft Limit Changes Some Grand Theft Convictions

  9. Prop 47: Does Shoplifting Include Breaking into a Machine?
  10. Prop 47: Is Theft by False Pretenses Considered Shoplifting?
  11. Stores Now Have Their Own Shoplifting Prevention Classes?

Theft offenses


  1. What Is Commercial Burglary (PC § 459) and Its Defenses?

  2. Restitution in Burglary Case Can Include Receiver of Loot

  3. Conviction Reversed for Burglary by Acetylene Torch at Store

  4. Conviction Reversed for Conspiracy to Commit Burglary

  5. Opening Garage Door with Stolen Remote Is Not Burglary

  6. Is a Foiled-Lined Bag a Burglary Tool under PC 466?

(Theft Articles Continued on Next Page)


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