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- Criticism and Changes to the Maryland Sex Offender Registry
Sex offender registries exist in one form or another across the nation, but there are differences state to state. However, most (if not all) state registries are public in nature.
- Ohio Rape Case Begs the Question: How Drunk Is Too Drunk to Consent to Sex?
An August 2011 sexual assault case that brings into question the validity of drunken consent to sex, is still being debated in Steubenville, Ohio. Members of organizations that work with victims of sexual assault across the country are pleased with the national attention this particular case is receiving, and regardless of the outcome, anticipate that the publicity will deter related crimes.
- Restitution Award in DUI Case Reversed and Vacated Because Trial Court’s Calculation Not Rational
In the following 2009 case, a DUI matter, O.M. was driving his car when hit by DUI Defendant R.P. on Beach Boulevard in Orange County. O.M. sustained broken ribs, back fractures and a serious knee injury.
- Maryland Citizen’s Dream of Death Penalty Abolition Closer to Reality
To execute just one innocent person is too much, even if it means that people convicted of offenses like homicide will escape the ultimate punishment for their crimes.
- The Bail Review Problem in Maryland Criminal Justice
Often times defendants without legal representation end up getting held for criminal offenses when they shouldn’t be.
- Sexual Assault under Texas Law
Sexual assault, or rape in Texas is defined as a person intentionally, knowingly and recklessly causing or threatening to cause bodily harm to another through sexual contact without the victim's consent.
- Man Who Impersonates Female’s Boyfriend while Having Sex Is Improperly Convicted of Rape
Accordingly, the conviction was reversed and the matter was remanded for retrial, with instructions to the trial court to remove that part of the subject jury instructions which said, “or not aware of the essential characteristics of the act because the perpetration tricked, lied to, or concealed information from her.”
- What is Indecent Exposure (Penal Code § 314)
“Exposing oneself” means to reveal your entire naked body. Exposing one’s “private parts” means to show your bare genitals. Showing a bare female breast is not considered exposing one’s “private parts” (or else breastfeeding mothers might face indecent exposure charges). Similarly, flashing someone your under wear, no matter how revealing or skimpy, is not indecent exposure for purposes of Penal Code § 314.
- Explaining the Difference in Statutory Rape & Child Molestation Charges
Statutory rape and child molestation are two topics that are often confused. They both involve sexual relations with a person who is below the age of consent, and they both violate the law.
- Child Rape Charges Aided by Criminal Defense Attorneys
Criminal defense attorneys understand the seriousness of a child rape charge. Not only is your freedom at stake but also your reputation, because you could be registered as a sex offender. When it comes to this type of charge, even an accusation can impact the rest of your life. There will always be the question as to whether or not you are guilty of this crime.