Monday, May 02, 2011
I admit that as criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles who handles more than her fair share of felony sex crimes cases, I am not the least bit unbiased towards law enforcement. However, this story just goes to show that despite the fact that people tend to believe police and sheriff are more trustworthy or honest than other types of people, law enforcement is susceptible to committing crimes like any other person and is sometimes not so deserving of the public’s trust.
Among the accusations, Mr. Arevalos was accused of stopping a motorist believed to be under the influence of alcohol and offering her a “deal”: that he would let her go without arresting her if she would give him her underwear which she apparently agreed to. He is also alleged to have touched her genitals before taking the underwear. Other alleged victims have similarly accused him of trading sexual favors in exchange for dismissing misdemeanor and traffic violations. Mr. Arevalos will state prison time and mandatory sex registration for life, if convicted on some of the charges such as sexual battery and sexual assault.
If, you or a loved one, has been arrested of a sex crime, then call and speak with an experienced sex crimes attorney at the Law Offices of Karen L. Goldstein: 888.445.6313.