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Coachella Protests To Stop Sex Crimes

Okabe & Haushalter Mar 22, 2019 Sex Crimes

Every day people go about their normal lives doing the daily activities of working, eating, paying bills, and hanging out. Life can be pretty mundane if you don’t go out try new things. Some people have social anxiety or are introverted and prefer to stay indoors. But even for them, there are occasions where they will sacrifice their comfort and head out amongst the crowds.

Coachella is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States. Mass amounts of people from all over the United States come to sway with the top artists of the world. Just like any music concert, there is bound to be booze, drugs, and fun. Each day Coachella experienced nearly 100,000 attendees. Nearly half of the attendees were ages 18-34. Young concertgoers are targeted for Coachella through ass marketing and choosing artists who speak specifically to that age group. When you combine young bodies with drugs and alcohol there are bound to be unwarranted situations. When you combine mixed genders with drugs and alcohol you will more than likely have to deal with sexual harassment or assault of some kind.

Our Los Angeles Sex Crime Defense Attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter want you to know that if you are accused of a sex crime then the best thing you can do is remain quiet and wait for our legal team to assist you. Coachella is one of many festivals that are cracking down on sexual assaults and harassment at festivals. A petition is going around the festival circuit following a Vogue essay written by a Coachella attendee who interviewed 54 women who were sexually harassed. Care2 is a website that provides the resources for people to start petitions to incite change locally, nationally, and globally. The petition is for Coachella, amongst other festivals, to implement a zero-tolerance policy for harassment.

Even though our Los Angeles Sex Crimes Attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter believe that women and men should be able to enjoy themselves in crowded areas without being sexually harassed, we also believe that everyone deserves due diligence before an accusation becomes a fact. California has strict laws surrounding sexual harassment and assault already. The victim of such a crime does not have to audibly say no. Instead, there has to be evidence that the victim did not want to engage in such behaviors. As you can imagine, these cases can be very messy and complex.

What To Do

If you or someone you love has been accused of sex crimes like sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, or anything close to that in nature then you need strong advocates by your side. Our team of professionals at Okabe & Haushalter in Los Angeles understands that you are not your crime. We understand that bad things happen to good people. We are ready to hear your story without judgment and get your life back to the mundane. Call 310-430-7799 or click here to speak with our professional staff at Okabe & Haushalter today.