Being accused of sexual assault or rape is a very stressful event to say the least. Most people learn of the accusation either through the accuser, family or law enforcement and are uncertain how best to proceed. Following these recommendations can help avoid making the situation worse.
Sexual Imposition is offensively touching another person in a sexual manner or touching another person in a sexual erogenous zone. Gross Sexual Imposition is an enhanced or aggravated version of Sexual Imposition. Usually Gross Sexual Imposition occurs when the offender uses force, the victim cannot consent due to being intoxicated, or the victim is less than 13 years old.
Have you already pleaded guilty to a criminal charge and are wondering if you can undo or take back what you did? The answer depends mostly on whether you are seeking to withdraw your guilty plea BEFORE or AFTER you have been sentenced.
Attorney Andrew H. Stevenson has been a proud member of the Critical Response Team for the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) since 2017. The USCCA is a membership and advocacy program that is dedicated to protecting individuals who wish to exercise their Second Amendment Right to carry a concealed firearm.
I have found that many people are unaware of what exactly a search warrant is and how the police go about getting one. Below I address some of the basics regarding search warrants.
Under certain circumstances, the police are authorized to conduct a search without first obtaining a search warrant. Below I discuss the most common situations when the police can conduct a search without a warrant.
I have found that many people do not understand the rules related to Miranda Warnings. In order to help people better understand their rights, in this blog I review the basics about Miranda Rights.
You should NEVER speak to the police without an attorney. There are NO exceptions to this rule. However, people still do, and throughout my career I have heard many different reasons why people decided to speak to law enforcement on their own. I have listed a few of the reasons, and why they are not well founded.