Blog Posts in September, 2016

  • Megan’s Law – Effectiveness & Criticisms

    More than two decades ago, 7-year-old Megan Kanka was murdered and sexually assaulted by her neighbor. After discovering that the man who committed the act was a convicted sex offender, Megan’s parents set in motion changes that would come to define the national policy towards sex offenders. Today the collection of laws which require individuals convicted of sexual crimes to register in publically ...
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  • Date Rape: What It Is and How You Can Be Charged

    Different states define the act of rape with various legal terms and in Texas, it is known as sexual assault. The term “date rape” refers to a sexual assault committed by a person that is involved in or potentially involved in a relationship with the victim. Legally, a conviction for cases of sexual assault of any kind, including date rape, typically centers on discussions of consent. If a victim ...
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