Manslaughter in California

In California, when an individual intentionally causes the death of another without a legal excuse and such killing was done without conscious regard for human life, the crime of manslaughter is committed. While this may be similar to murder, there are major...

Statutory Rape in California

Sec 261.5 of the California Penal Code defines statutory rape is committed when a person engages in sexual intercourse with a person under eighteen years of age. This is more commonly called as unlawful sexual relations with a minor. The following are the elements of...

Prostitution in California

Sec 647(b) of the California Penal Code criminalizes the act of engaging in sexual or illicit conduct for money, value or other benefit. Current California prostitution laws would arrest the prostitute, the pimp or procurer and the customer. The following are the...