Category Archives: Sex Crime
Can Police Post Signs On Your Lawn Telling Children To Stay Away?
A sex crimes conviction can quite literally follow you for life. This is because even after you serve any prison sentence or term of probation, the government can force you to register as a “sex offender,” often for the rest of your life. Some Florida municipalities may even restrict where a registered sex offender… Read More »
How Does The “Insanity Defense” Work?
In television courtroom dramas, you will often see fictional defense lawyers present an “insanity defense” in an attempt to get their clients off. In reality, the use of the insanity defense is quite limited and restricted. In federal criminal cases, for example, the law states that it is an affirmative defense in a criminal… Read More »
How “Commerce” Can Affect A Child Sex Crimes Prosecution
Sex crimes involving minors–notably child pornography–are often prosecuted at the federal rather than state level. The main reason for this is that Congress has the exclusive right to regulate interstate and foreign commerce. So if a criminal act involves commercial activity that somehow crosses state or international boundaries, that allows the federal government to… Read More »
How Statutory Rape Laws Work In Florida
Let’s consider the following hypothetical situation. David is a 25-year-old graduate student. He goes to a local bar one night to enjoy a few drinks with his friends. While at the bar looking to get another beer, he meets a young woman named Irene. She’s sitting by herself and sipping a drink. David decides… Read More »
Why You Need To Carefully Understand The Conditions Of Criminal Probation
Criminal sentences often contain a number of terms and conditions that the defendant must strictly follow while on parole or “supervised release.” If there are any questions or concerns about these conditions, they need to be addressed upfront. In too many cases, a defendant only learns after-the-fact that prosecutors and probation officers have fairly… Read More »
What Crimes Require You to Register as a Sex Offender in Florida?
Being arrested for a sexual offense can have lifelong consequences, especially if you are required to register as a sex offender or sexual predator. A conviction can affect every aspect of your life, including employment, qualifying for a home purchase, getting a degree, and more. If you are charged with a sexual offense, it’s… Read More »