Many people think of rape as one of the only sex charges a person can face. They might also think of child pornography or statutory rape. While all of those crimes are serious, there are also other criminal charges that are sex-related.
The summer months are here, which means that the heat is upon us. One thing that everyone needs to remember is that just because it is hot, you can't disrobe in an effort to remain cool. Instead, you must stay covered up so that you don't face criminal charges for indecent exposure.
Sex-related crimes often have intimate details that you might not want made public. While you can hope that all of these details won't come out, there is a chance that they will if you end up on trial for the charges you are facing. We know that this might be a frightening prospect.
When you are facing sex crime charges, your life is affected considerably. These charges come with a huge stigma that society places on you. Even though you have to deal with the societal stigma, you can still count on the criminal justice system to abide by the concept that you are innocent until you are proven guilty. The burden to prove that you are guilty is placed on the prosecution. Your job is to show that a reasonable person shouldn't believe everything the prosecution claimed.
When people hear that someone is charged with a sex-related offense, they are quick to judge without knowing the circumstances of the event. We know that this can lead a good number of people who are facing these types of charges to be wrongfully convicted, at least in a social setting.
Facing sex-related charges is something that demands immediate action. You can't just sit around and wait to see what is going to happen before you start working on a defense. In our previous blog post, we discussed how the presence of consent can have an impact on the defense you use. That is only one of the factors that must be considered.
Being accused of sexual assault puts you in the position of having to defend yourself against what might have been a consensual sexual encounter. If you are facing these charges, you have to look into all of the possible defense options that might apply. While these can vary from case to case, there are often similar themes that are shared between many cases.
Earlier this month, the Kentucky attorney general announced that 10 people were arrested on charges of over 400 felony counts of soliciting minors or possessing child pornography.
Being convicted of a sex offense involving children is certain to change the trajectory of one's life. In fact, even being accused of such an offense even if a conviction is not forthcoming is enough to tarnish the reputation of even highly respected individuals.
Incest is a taboo in every culture, but the laws prohibiting it differ widely from state to state. In fact, most state laws don't even agree on the definition of incest.