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  • former deputy public defender

    As a former Deputy Public Defender in Riverside County, Mr. Donath has always been on the defense side of the law. 

  • award winning certified criminal law specialist

    Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California 2012-2014, 2008 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Riverside County Public Defender's Office, and dozens of other awards and accolades.

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    Your lawyer should have a passion for defense, not just a passion for money. Reputation, vigor, and determination go a long way in this business.

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Sex Offender FAQs

Child Seduction Crimes and Penalties in California

Posted in California Law,Sex Crimes,Sex Offender FAQs on February 7, 2022

Sexually engaging with a minor in any capacity is a grave crime in California, easily met with harsh fines and hefty prison sentences. Sometimes, criminals toying with the potential of physically engaging with a minor test the opportunity to do so over the internet – effectively attempting to seduce the underage child.  What they may…

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California Indecent Exposure Laws

Posted in California Law,General FAQ'S,Sex Crimes,Sex Offender FAQs on January 18, 2022

Under California Penal Code 314, you are prohibited from exposing your private parts in public to anyone who might be offended or annoyed. In order for the action to fall under this law, the defendant must have acted in a manner intended to draw attention to their private parts to offend someone else or for…

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Evidence Used in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases

Posted in Domestic Violence,Domestic Violence FAQ'S,Sex Crimes,Sex Offender FAQs on January 10, 2022

Domestic violence and sexual assault charges are serious, some of which carry the status of a felony. Under normal circumstances, both alleged victims and alleged perpetrators are concerned with the evidence that may or may not be used in a suit against them. While this is a worthwhile concern for those looking to find justice,…

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SB 384: Sex Offender Registration in California

Posted in Sex Crimes,Sex Offender FAQs on March 2, 2021

Most people have come to understand that when a person is required to register as a sex offender, that they are required to register for life. However, California’s sex offender registry laws have changed. This state abandoned the lifetime registry requirement in favor of a tiered system of registry requirements. The Sex Offender Registration Act,…

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California Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

Posted in Sex Crimes,Sex Offender FAQs on February 14, 2019

California Penal Code 290 makes it mandatory for any person with an applicable conviction to register as a sex offender with the city’s chief of police within five days of moving into the city. Convictions that could require joining California’s Sex Offender Registration include sex crimes, sexual assault, indecent exposure, lewd acts with a minor,…

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