Attempted Rape Not Guilty Verdict

August 2, 2020 1:24 pm Published by
 A number of years ago, downtown Los Angeles was pretty much overloaded with cases.  I don’t know whether it was just because there was a rash of crime or whether they just did not have an efficient system. I’m talking now about the main downtown courthouse — 210 West Temple.  I had a rape case down there under California Penal Code 261.  My client had indicated adamantly that he… Continure reading

Not Guilty Verdict in Date Rape Prosecution

July 28, 2020 12:54 pm Published by
A number of years ago, I had a big date rape case and my client was charged with doing something very serious and he was looking at both prison time, registering as a sex offender and a host of other repercussions.  He was a student athlete and obviously, he would lose his standing in college and lose his reputation in the community. The case ended up proceeding to jury trial… Continure reading

Date Rape Allegations Dismissed for Athlete Defendant

July 26, 2020 1:32 pm Published by
A number of years ago, I represented an athlete at a major college who was accused of date rape.  Obviously, I won’t give all the specifics about it as to not reveal who it is. However, in the end we were able to convince the police not even to file the case in the first place. California Penal Code 261 defines the crime of date rape. My client ended up… Continure reading

What Do Vice Detectives Do In The San Fernando Valley?

October 17, 2018 9:56 am Published by
Vice detectives basically investigate crimes that occur in a particular community. They do sting operations. They do undercover operations, surveillance. They use informants. They do all sorts of things in order to catch people who are committing certain crimes. Examples are, a community is plagued with prostitution activities. Investigation of Prostitution Related Activity The vice unit of that particular community – in this case the San Fernando Valley – would… Continure reading

Topanga Mall Kidnap and Rape Suspect Faces Life in Prison

July 17, 2013 11:52 am Published by
The man who was arrested for the Topanga mall kidnapping and rape incident, 18 year old Kioki Ray Snowden, is facing 14 felony counts in Van Nuys court. His first appearance was Monday July 15, 2013 and his arraignment is scheduled for July 29th where he will plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest to kidnapping and raping of Westfield mall employee on Fourth of July. Snowden is being held… Continure reading

Husband Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping and Raping Wife

July 30, 2012 1:20 pm Published by
Rudy Zendejas, 27, was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Saturday July 28, 2012, in Los Angeles for allegedly kidnapping and raping his wife at gunpoint on Friday July 27, 2012. At the time of arrest Zendejas had a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his possession. He allegedly forced her to drive to a poorly lit residential area where he raped her. He then forced her to drive him to a location where… Continure reading