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Category: Sex Crimes

Are You Legally Required to Tell Someone You Have Herpes?

Posted on March 5, 2020 in Sex Crimes

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) can be spread easily between partners. One of the more common STDs is herpes. If you have herpes, you may be wondering if you have to tell others that you have the disease before engaging in a relationship with them. On the other side, what do you do if someone infected you with herpes without your knowledge? Can you sue them f... Read more

What’s the Age of Consent in Arizona?

Posted on October 23, 2019 in Sex Crimes

It’s inevitable. When teens get older, their hormones start to rage. They’ll start dating and showing interest in romantic relationships. There’s no guarantee that they’ll date someone who’s the same age. Maybe your daughter is a high school freshman and starts dating a senior. Or, maybe she hits it off with a local college student who’s a couple of years older than her. What happens if they... Read more

What Are the Different Degrees of Sexual Assault in Phoenix, Arizona?

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Sex Crimes

Sexual assault is a serious crime under Arizona law. If someone receives a charge for sexual assault, he or she will not only face jail sentences and fines, the accused could also suffer damage to their reputation and personal affairs for the rest of his or her life. Under Arizona state law, the courts define sexual assault crimes based on their severity. Each degree of sexual assault involves ... Read more

How Do You Defend Against a False Rape Charge?

Posted on April 23, 2019 in Sex Crimes

Rape and sexual assault are very sensitive subjects in the American court of public opinion and state prosecutors across the country tend to prosecute these cases very aggressively. Unfortunately, physical evidence may be minimal in such a claim, and investigators may face an issue of “he said, she said,” unable to discern the truth of the matter. Prosecutors inherently tend to side with accuse... Read more

What to Do If You Are Accused of Sexual Assault in College

Posted on January 16, 2019 in Sex Crimes

A sexual assault accusation is serious, and can change the suspect’s life. Consulting with a college crimes attorney is imperative as an accusation in a college setting could lead to arrest, conviction, expulsion from the school, and the inability to re-enroll. Even a false accusation could damage the defendant’s reputation forever. It is ... Read more

What are the Penalties for Prostitution in Arizona?

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Crime,Sex Crimes

Arizona has strict laws pertaining to prostitution, which is the illegal act of buying or selling sexual services. The penalties for prostitution law violations are much harsher for offenders who engage in any type of prostitution with minors under the age of 18. While some may mistakenly believe that only a person selling or attempting to sell sexual services would receive charges for pro... Read more

How to Keep Your Children Safe from Internet Sex Crimes

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Crime,Sex Crimes

The internet has become a mainstay in American households – it’s incredibly convenient, and many of us can’t imagine life without it. Even if you try to limit your children’s internet use, they likely require it for school assignments. Like the real world, the cyber world has a dark side. Unfortunately, it’s increasingly easier for kids to stray into it – and for parents not to notice. Read more

What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault On a College Campus

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Crime,Sex Crimes

According to the Symposium on False Allegations of Rape, 2%–8% of rape allegations are provably false. In addition, 44.9% of cases did not proceed, meaning there was insufficient evidence or the incident did not meet the legal standard of assault. Sexual assault is a serious allegation that can land the accused – gui... Read more

Arizona Revenge Porn Crimes

Posted on April 26, 2016 in Sex Crimes

In January, Arizona state lawmakers passed a bill that made the intentional sharing of sexual video content or photos of a former partner – without permission and with the intent to harass, intimidate, or harm the person – a felony. House Bill 2001 included an emergency clause that allowed it go into immediate effect upon Gov. Do... Read more