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CA Penal Code 261: Rape

By John D. Lueck |

California Penal Code Section 261 is part of California’s sex crime legal scheme and leads off the chapter that criminalizes rape, abduction, the carnal abuse of children, and criminal “seduction.” Rape is one of the most serious felony offenses under California law and carries severe penalties upon conviction. Section 261 concerns non-spousal rape,… Read More »

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Penal Code 287 addresses sexual assault

California Penal Code 287(a) – Unlawful Oral Copulation

By John D. Lueck |

California’s sexual assault crimes are codified within Title 9 of the California Penal Code (PC). Section 287 punishes unlawful “oral copulation,” which is defined as the “the act of copulating the mouth of one person with the sexual organ or anus of another person.” Consensual oral copulation is not itself illegal in California;… Read More »

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CA Penal Code 288 – Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child

By John D. Lueck |

California’s child molestation statute is codified within section 288 of the California Penal Code (PC). Section 288(a) prohibits committing “any lewd or lascivious act” with a minor child under 14 years of age. “Lewd or lascivious” generally refers to acts of a sexual nature. Child molestation is an extremely serious offense, and even merely… Read More »

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California’s Fair Chance Act Limits Barriers to Employment from Criminal History

By John D. Lueck |

Criminal convictions come with a host of unforeseen side effects other than the direct punishments imposed by the court. A criminal conviction can affect citizenship status, custody determinations and credit scores, as well as employment eligibility, creating many additional hardships that make it difficult for those with a criminal record to reintegrate into society… Read More »

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California Continues Criminal Justice Reform With Laws Limiting Felony Murder, Juvenile Prosecution

By John D. Lueck |

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a number of laws aimed at criminal justice reform. These laws benefit accused juvenile offenders, beyond the reforms we previously covered, as well as those who would otherwise face murder charges under the antiquated felony murder rule. Read for details about the new laws, and contact an experienced Rancho… Read More »

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#MeToo Movement Leads to Jump in Number of EEOC Claims

By John D. Lueck |

Employees around the country have taken strongly to heart the empowering message underlying the #MeToo movement. Statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) show a large uptick in the number of claims filed since the movement started last year, indicating both a heightened awareness of harassing behaviors and an increased willingness to… Read More »

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The Big Effects Of Low-Speed Rear-Impact Car Accidents

By John D. Lueck |

One of the most common types of car accidents involves a low-impact rear-end collision; a “fender-bender,” perhaps involving a driver exiting a parking lot or failing to slow down at a stop sign or traffic signal. While these accidents may appear minor and the damage to the vehicles may be minimal, studies have shown… Read More »

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California Ends Cash Bail System for Criminal Defendants

By John D. Lueck |

California has just become the first state to end cash bail for criminal defendants. Under a law recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown, defendants will face either jail or no jail pending trial, with no cash payment required. Continue reading for more about the new law and the pretrial detention system, and contact an… Read More »

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San Bernardino Couple Expecting Child Were Among Four Killed in Car Crash

By John D. Lueck |

A recent accident in the Moreno Valley claimed the lives of four people, including a young couple expecting their first child. Learn more about this tragic accident below, whether one can sue for the wrongful death of an unborn child, and contact a knowledgeable Rancho Cucamonga car accident lawyer if you have been injured… Read More »

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New California Laws Ban Secret Settlements, Protect Victims in Sexual Harassment Cases

By John D. Lueck |

California lawmakers have been responding to the #MeToo movement with a fervor, drawing up and passing numerous laws intended to protect employees in the workplace. Governor Jerry Brown just signed several bills that limit employers’ ability to sweep sexual harassment instances under the rug and otherwise expand the rights of victims of harassment. Continue… Read More »

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