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What Does “Affirmative Consent” for Sexual Activity Mean?

If you’re a college student, understanding the complexities of consent is important to ensure that you are engaging in safe and ethical sexual activity. It is imperative that you take the time to communicate with your partner while engaging in sexual activity.

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Drug Use, Alcohol Intoxication, Blackouts, and Consent

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, in 2018, there were an estimated 734,630 sexual assault or rape incidents in the United States. Sexual misconduct allegations are serious and could cause devastating, long-lasting consequences to your quality of life, reputation, personal and professional future.

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Murder Accusations: Choose an Experienced Defense Attorney

If convicted of first degree murder in the State of California, a person can be sentenced to death, to life in prison without the possibility of parole, or to 15 years to life in prison. A second degree murder conviction generally carries a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

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Title IX Hearing for University Professors & Employees

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there were 10,400 reported incidents of forcible sex offenses on college campuses across the United States in 2017. Universities in California use Title IX hearings to investigate and remedy sex crime allegations involving students and faculty members.

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How to Handle False Accusations of Rape

Accusations of rape and sexual misconduct are serious. When they’re false accusations, it’s natural to feel an incredible sense of frustration. If you have been falsely accused of rape, you need to get help from a criminal defense attorney who specializes in fighting for the rights of those charged with sex-related crimes.

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How to Choose Your Defense Attorney Following a Domestic Violence Charge

If you have been charged with domestic violence in California, you will need a capable criminal defense attorney who can either establish your innocence or reduce your sentence if you are found guilty.

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How to Prepare for a Title IX Hearing in California

If you are a student accused of sexual assault on campus, you are required to attend one or more hearings with the school’s administration to resolve the case. During the hearing, you are given the opportunity to recount what happened and present evidence that refutes the accuser’s claim.

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Family Court Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

The accuser has the right to file a petition for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) in Family Court. The person seeking the restraining order is called the “Petitioner” or “Protected Party.” The person the order is sought against is called the “Respondent” or “Restrained Party.”

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The Differences Between Domestic Violence & Dating Violence

Domestic Violence laws can be used to address relationship violence through criminal charges, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs) in Family Court, and when a student accuses another member of a school community in a Title IX investigation at a university or school. While many considerations are the same in all three contexts, there are some legal distinctions that are important to consider when examining the relationship between the two parties involved.

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Internet Crime Attorney in Los Angeles, California

Internet crime is defined as any illegal activity involving one or more components of the Internet such as Web sites, chat rooms and/or e-mail.

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