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California Sex Offender Laws

Rabin Nabizadeh
October 4, 2022

Are you concerned about California sex offender laws? If you’re visiting this page, you likely have an important reason why you need to view this information. Maybe a friend was just convicted of a sex offense, or others accused you of a sex crime. Perhaps you have children and want the most updated and relevant […]

What Is The Legal Age Of Consent In California?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 9, 2022

California has set a legal age of consent that makes it illegal for anyone to have sexual intercourse with someone below the age of consent. Adults who take part in a sexual interaction with a minor can be charged with statutory rape. Statutory rape is a severe crime in the United States. In California, it’s […]

What Can Sex Offenders Not Do in California?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 9, 2022
Sex offenders are some of the most regulated criminals in California. Because of this, registered sex offenders are restricted from enjoying certain activities. These regulations help keep communities safe. This restriction increases the challenges a registered sex offender will need to face. Sex crime offenders are restricted from applying to specific job opportunities. People who [...]

California Sex Offender Registry Laws in 2021

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 8, 2022
The California Sex Offender Registry is a database of sex offenders. People who have been convicted of a sex crime offense in California are required to register their personal information. The law requires convicted sex offenders to comply. Otherwise, they will face severe criminal punishments under the new sex offender registration act. Our California criminal [...]

Escorting vs. Prostitution: What’s The Difference?

Rabin Nabizadeh
December 10, 2021
Escort service and prostitution are often used interchangeably, but they have differences. Escorting is legal in some places and illegal in others. But, it's hard to know where you stand in a legal sense when offering these services. It can be even more difficult if your business spans many jurisdictions. On the other hand, prostitution [...]

SB 384 and the Tier system of sex offender registration.

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 28, 2021

As of January 1, 2021, SB 384 has amended Penal Code section 290 to allow for a tiered system in which sex offender registrants will register either for 10 years, 20 years or life. This replaces the Draconian system in which any sex offense led to an automatic life-time sex offender registration. The Tiers TIER […]

FOSTA – A Quagmire of Denial of Freedom of Speech

Rabin Nabizadeh
March 27, 2018

In an almost unanimous passage, the Senate Bill titled, “Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act,” has provided law enforcement with power which will undermine the rights of individuals to speak out. While it may sound very politically and socially correct, Craigslist has already removed its Personal Ad section, and so have other social media sights. In […]

New Bay Area scam targeting chat room users with threats of Criminal Prosecution for Child Pornography (CA Penal Code 311)

Rabin Nabizadeh
March 30, 2017

Since January 2017, Summit Defense Criminal Attorneys has received numerous calls from terrified individuals who describe essentially an identical fact pattern: After a brief encounter with an another individual in a chat room and an unsolicited sexual photograph, they receive a call from an irate father who claims either an accident or medical treatment for […]

San Francisco Sheriff Denies Home Detention After Child Porn Conviction (CA Penal Code 311)

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 30, 2017

San Francisco Sheriff denies Home Detention After Child Porn Conviction In a far too common turn, Enrique Pearce’s sentencing for possession of Child Pornography (CA Penal Code section 311) was delayed because the San Francisco Sheriff declined to accept Mr. Pearce into it’s home detention program.  While the Sheriff may deny anyone from the home detention […]

Santa Clara District Attorney: No Charges Filed for Alleged Sexual Assault at Stanford University (CA Penal Code 243.4)

Rabin Nabizadeh
October 27, 2016

The Santa Clara District Attorney has decided not to file charges against a Stanford University graduate for alleged sexual assault  (CA Penal Code 243.4).  Prosecutors with the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office have deemed that there is insufficient evidence to charge the student.  It is the duty of a District Attorney to only charge cases […]