Criminal Protective Orders in California

In the state of California, after anyone has been accused of being involved in domestic violence or other incidents, the prosecutor will typically ask the court to issue a Criminal Protective Order, commonly known as a “CPO.”  It should be noted that although the prosecuting attorney normally petitions the court... View Article

Former UCLA Campus Gynecologist Arrested for Sexual Battery

A former UCLA physician has been charged with sexual battery, which is the latest incident in a series of sexual related cases where trusted medical professionals have been accused of preying on college students. He surrendered to police and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office requested his bail to be... View Article

False Imprisonment Laws in California – Penal Code 236-237

What is False Imprisonment in California? The crime of “false imprisonment” is described under California Penal Code Section 236. Criminal charges of false imprisonment could be filed against you if you unlawfully deprive another person of their personal liberty. In other words, if you intentionally detain someone and not allow... View Article

Arranging a Meeting with a Minor Law in California – PC 288.4

What is Arranging a Meeting with Minor for Lewd Purposes in California? The internet provides people with a method of communicating anonymously and chat rooms are a frequent target of undercover police stings looking for unlawful sexual behavior. Specifically, police often set up operations to locate and apprehend men who... View Article