Sex crimes come in many different forms. While some of these involve penetration and physical contact, others don't. One example of a criminal act that doesn't require any contact is indecent exposure. You might not think much about this crime, but it can have serious impacts on your future if you are convicted.
Anytime you have sexual contact with someone, you must have that person's consent. There is a chance that you might face criminal charges if you don't. One of the possibilities for this is rape. Many people view rape as the most serious of sex crimes, and for good reason.
Being convicted on some sex crimes requires that the person be placed on the sex offender registry. This designation means that the person has to comply with some very strict laws. Failing to obey those laws can mean that the person might face new criminal charges that have serious consequences.
Some criminal charges seem much worse than others simply because of the person who is considered the victim in it. One of these is when there is a sex crime charge pending against someone. These charges usually involve very personal facts about the victim, so they are often delicate matters. Trying to present a defense in these cases is a complex undertaking.
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.