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Articles and Blog Posts From June 2015

Statutory Rape Elements Vary From Other Sex-Related Charges

Last week, we discussed kidnapping and how that crime is sometimes linked to other crimes. In some cases, kidnapping might occur in conjunction with a statutory rape case. Statutory rape occurs when a person has sexual intercourse with a person who is under the legal age of consent. Statutory rape charges vary from rape charges because statutory rape doesn't require that physical force be present.… Read more

Kidnapping Charges Are Often Related To Other Crimes

We have discussed a variety of criminal charges on this blog. One that we haven't discussed is kidnapping. In some cases, kidnapping is a charge that someone faces in connection with other crimes, such as sex-related crimes. A while back, we discussed the case of the man who held a woman against her will for the purpose of raping her. That could have been considered kidnapping. Generally, kidnapping… Read more

Sex-Related Charges Involving Minors Require Immediate Action

Any sex-related crime against a child is serious. Society as a whole looks down on people who are convicted of these types of crimes. Think about all the stories of adults molesting children or being in possession of child pornography and it is easy to see the negative association with these charges. We know that for people who are facing sex-related charges involving children don't want to… Read more

Child Pornography Charges Must Be Taken Seriously

Child pornography is a crime that is becoming more common since the Internet has made photos and similar materials more readily available. It is important for everyone to know that just because something is available on the Internet doesn't mean that it is legal to possess. In the case of child pornography, a person who has explicit photos of a person under 18 years old or materials that portray… Read more

Sexual Assault, Lewdness And The Differences In Charges

We have discussed some of the positive points of plea bargains in our last two posts. If you recall, last week we discussed the case of a man who was able to use a plea bargain to reduce sexual assault charges down to lewdness charges. That post might have brought up questions about the difference between the two charges. Sexual assault is a very serious crime that often requires registration… Read more