Penal Code 261 — Rape Rape is one of California’s most serious criminal charges. A rape conviction may be a “Strike” under California’s Three Strikes Law and punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for up to thirteen (13) years Continue reading

Sexual Battery

Penal Code 243.4 – Sexual Battery Sexual Battery is punishable under Penal Code 243.4. “Sexual Battery”  makes it illegal to touch any intimate part of a person’s body against their will for sexual gratification, arousal or abuse.  The touching can Continue reading

Statutory Rape

Penal Code 261.5 — Statutory Rape Under Penal Code 261.5 PC, “statutory rape” refers to having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 18, even if  the intercourse was completely consensual and no force, fear or duress was Continue reading



Bob Schwartz has been a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney for 36 years. In 2012, Mr. Schwartz was honored as the Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year by the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Schwartz’s ability, fluency and proficiency Continue reading



Mr. Naderi was distinguished as a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), and is a member of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar (Board of Directors), National Association of Criminal Continue reading