Sexual Assault Charges California
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Joshua Glotzer is a well-recognized and respected criminal defense attorney who has successfully defended numerous difficult and high-profile cases, garnering positive attention from Southern California news outlets like ABC 7 News.  Visit http://www.socalcriminallawyer.com/ to connect with Attorney Glotzer.
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Avoiding Sexual Assault Charges in California -- No Corroborating Evidence in Bikram Investigation

Avoiding Sexual Assault Charges in California -- No Corroborating Evidence in Bikram Investigation | Sexual Assault Charges California | Scoop.it
Recently, Bikram Choudhury dodged a criminal prosecution in Los Angeles after numerous prior yoga clients complained of sexual misconduct.  Although Mr. Choudhury avoided criminal charges, he lost in a civil lawsuit related to the same complaints wherein a jury awarded the victims over 6 million dollars in
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Andrew Luster's lawyers paint former defense attorney as unscrupulous - Ventura County Star

Andrew Luster's lawyers paint former defense attorney as unscrupulous - Ventura County Star | Sexual Assault Charges California | Scoop.it
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Defending charges of murder and sexual assault is always a daunting task especially for persons who have no experience in the criminal justice system.  While hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is always the most advisable first step, there are general things one should know about cases involving allegations of sexual assault.


Perhaps the biggest hurdle in successfully defending felony or misdemeanor sexual assault  cases is protecting yourself  from the Penal Code section 290 requirement of lifetime registration as a sex offender.   Regardless of jail or prison time, people soon realize that having to register as a sex offender for the rest of their lives is a stigma that will negatively effect you and your family's lives forever.


As an example, in a recent misdemeanor case I represented a person with no prior record who was accused of violating Penal Code section 243.4(e)(1), a misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail but if convicted also requires a lifetime registration requirement under Penal Code section 290.    The offer from the prosecution at the beginning of the case was 1 year in jail and a requirement that our client register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.   After vigorously defending the case, the prosecution agreed to dismiss the sex offenses charges and the requirement that our client register as a sex offender.   In addition, our client received summary probation and no jail time and pleaded guilty to a lesser simple misdemeanor charge with no life affecting ramifications.


When a person is accused of a sex offense, whether it be a misdemeanor or felony, there are many options and defenses a defendant can use to avoid the extremely harsh outcome of being required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their lives.   An experienced criminal defense attorney can utilize many options to alter the outcome of a very serious charge to benefit their client by not only avoiding jail or prison time but also avoiding the lifetime registration requirement.

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