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.
If Bill Cosby’s arrest and subsequent conviction taught us anything, it’s that no one is too famous or too beloved to be charged with sexual assault. It is also a great reminder of the statute of limitations on sexual assault can dramatically impact rape cases. In fact, Cosby would not have been arrested for this 2004 offense, if […]
In California, forced sex charges aren’t limited to an act involving rape with a penis or oral copulation, but instead can be filed any time someone sexually penetrates someone in a genital or anal orifice without a minimum acceptable level of legal consent even with a foreign object. Here is what sex crimes lawyer Peter M. Liss believes […]
If you ask most people to discuss what a rape looks like, they will describe a man using physical violence to sexually penetrate a woman. But under California law, it doesn’t matter if a person uses physical violence, a rape can occur any time a victim says “no” or is unable to say “no.” In […]
There are plenty of people who wish they could redo their high school years, whether because they wish they did things differently or because they had so much fun the first time. But despite what movies like Never Been Kissed say, pretending to be a teen and re-enrolling in high school is actually a crime -as one […]