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Sex Crimes Lawyers USA - Recent Legal Articles
- Investigators Deploy Various Tools in Texas Internet Solicitation Cases
Becoming the subject of an Internet investigation related to the online solicitation of a minor is life altering. Not only are there criminal penalties, but also if convicted sex offender registration rules apply and jobs and housing can be hard to come by with required background checks.
- Law against Internet Solicitation in Florida
Internet solicitation of children and teens has been a persistent problem following the immense popularity of the Internet as a means of information and communication. The state of Florida has put in place adequate laws to deal with this problem firmly and reduce the risk of Internet surfers becoming victims of such online solicitation.
- 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.
- Sex Crime- Defendant Has Right at Trial to Present Evidence of Alleged Victim’s Prior False Claims
A victim may motivated by revenge or spite or even offering to dismiss charges with bribery.
- 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.
- Child Pornography under Texas Law
Internet sex crimes are becoming more prevalent and more serious in today's technology-driven society where offenders falsely assume their online identity is anonymous. The Internet Watch Foundation confirmed 1,536 child sexual abuse domains on the Internet in 2008, 58% of which were housed in the United States. Child pornography is a $3 billion annual industry, and continues to grow with its' demand.
- Enhanced Sentence Upheld on Appeal for Sex Crime Defendant Who Already Was a Penal Code § 290 Registrant
In 1994, California amended its law again so that any sex offense conviction-felony or misdemeanor-required continuous registration, regardless of expungement. This was Penal Code § 290.1 (1994).
- What Are the Defenses to Possession of Child Pornography (Penal Code § 311)?
Make no mistake about it. Possession of child pornography (Penal Code § 311) is considered a serious crime. However, it is subject to many defenses, regardless of whether defendant faces federal charges or state charges.
- What is Meeting a Child for Lewd Purposes (Penal Code § 288.4)?
Penal Code § 288.4 is a “wobbler,” meaning it can be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the facts of the case and the client’s criminal history. It is most often filed as a misdemeanor if the defendant has absolutely no prior criminal history (excluding minor traffic offenses such as speeding or parking tickets).