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- The Rights of Those Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in California
In late 2017, a widespread “#MeToo” campaign tore across the country, highlighting multiple incidents of high-profile assaults committed by actors, CEOs of large corporations and other prominent members of the community. This campaign also caused millions of people across the country to reveal information about their own assaults and make accusations against people who may have never been confronted before.
- Three Strikes - What Does This Mean in Missouri?
Three strikes laws typically apply to habitual offenders who commit serious felony crimes. Three-strikes and similar laws exist in a little over half of the states in the U.S., including Missouri.
- "Making a Murderer" Mini-Series' Steven Avery Denied a New Trial
This week the Circuit Court Judge of Sheboygan County considered whether to grant a new trial in the Steven Avery case; a case that captured the country’s attention with the popular Netflix series, “Making a Murderer.”
- How do I Remove my Name from the Florida Sex Offender Registry?
In Florida, a select group of individuals can file a petition to request to have their name removed from the Florida sex offender registry. Due to how serious prosecutors and law enforcement take sex crimes, the ability to be removed from this registry is severely limited and only available in special circumstances.
- Understanding Sexual Battery and Rape Charges in Florida
Florida lawmakers take sexual battery crimes very seriously. For this reason, penalties are severe and crimes are aggressively prosecuted. Knowing how these crimes are defined can help a defendant learn about how to proceed with his or her case.
- Rape and Sexual Assault Crimes in Minnesota
Rape and sexual assault crimes are considered some of the most heinous crimes in Minnesota. Convictions are associated with severe penalties.
- Civil Justice for Sexual Offence Victims in the UK
While the criminal courts have long provided retribution through sentencing for those guilty of a sexual offence, this often fails to provide full justice to the victim. Those who have suffered serious assaults can find themselves needing long-term medical assistance, not to mention the physical and psychological stress that the offence and subsequent trial has placed on their lives, including loss of career earnings.
- The Right to Produce Previous False Claims in a Sex Crime as Evidence
A defendant facing charges related to sexual crimes has the same right to a fair trial as any other person accused of a crime. A lawyer should be available that has knowledge of the crimes committed and how to defend the individual. Even though accused, he or she still has these rights.
- Missing and Exploited Children
According to the US Department of Justice, every year there are around 800,000 children who got missing or exploited. (October 2002 report) That's typically 2,185 children being reported missing every day.
- Defending against Juror Bias in Sex Crimes
In the United States, every criminal defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The case is assessed by a jury of their peers. These jurors may bring in their own experiences, beliefs and prejudices that affect how they vote regarding the defendant’s guilt or innocence.