A new law will add the act of “stealthing” to the California civil code, but not the criminal code. Here’s what that means for the victims and the accused party.
California’s revenge porn law outlaws sharing explicit images or videos with even just one other person if the person depicted did not consent to the distribution of the material and could suffer emotional distress as a result.
Will Apple’s plan to scan all images from people’s iPhones and blur sexually explicit images sent to minors do more harm than good? It could if authoritarian governments use the same technology to scan for images of dissidents.
There was a time when a woman who was married to a man had no legal protections if the man refused to take “no” for an answer when it came to having sex. In fact, there are still some countries that abide by these rules, but in California, it doesn’t matter if a couple is […]
While most people support sex offender registration laws, many still fear the repercussions of getting labeled as a sex offender for a non-sexual act. One of the most common concerns is that simply urinating in public could be considered a sex crime, possibly ruining someone’s life for what should be a minor infraction. Because these […]
California law has two penal code subsections to protect the public from violations of their privacy by those commonly called “peeping Toms.” The first covers peeking at someone while loitering, while the second involves using a device of some kind to violate someone’s privacy. If you have been accused of either of these crimes, a […]
It seems like something out of a bad detective story, but as more and more people have begun taking prescription drugs with sleepwalking as a side effect, the number of crimes committed by sleepwalkers have dramatically increased over the last few decades and most commonly include offenses such as murder, sex crimes (a specific condition […]
It is estimated that around 25 percent of Americans have had sex in a public place. Because having sex in public is usually illegal thanks to public indecency laws, this means that most of those people have committed the crime of lewd acts in public -and to some people, that’s part of the thrill. But […]
Sexual extortion, often called sextortion, could technically involve all types of exploitation, but the acts covered by California law involve blackmailing someone by threatening to release their nude or otherwise sexually explicit images or videos. It doesn’t matter if the blackmail is an attempt to extort money, sexual favors or an other type of property, […]
If you believe you may be under investigation for a crime, you shouldn’t wait until charges are filed before you contact a top criminal defense attorney. You lawyer can provide you with advice on how to proceed during the investigations and let you know whether or not to answer questions for the police. On top […]