Child Enticement and Endangerment
Transmitting a Sexually Transmittable Disease (STD)
Sexual assault that’s perpetrated by an acquaintance, such as a date, is still rape—but issues of proof sometimes make the cases hard to prove.
Cultural and Political Issues in Rape Cases
Aggravated Sexual Assault
The penalties for sexual misconduct can either be minor or severe depending on the state in which you live in. Learn more here.
Sodomy laws were ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in 2003. Still, rogue arrests occasionally occur.
Sodomy Prosecutions in the Military
In theory, Article 125 still permits the US military to prosecute consenting adults who engage in sodomy.
Sex Offense Appeals
Charged with a sex offense? Learn how you can appeal it.
Learn how incest is defined an overview on the legalities of incest crimes.
Public lewdness refers to indecent or obscene behavior in public. These laws protect society from public conduct considered immoral and inappropriate.
Sexual Harassment at Work
Learn about the laws and penalties for posting explicit photos online of people without their permission.
Using Copyright Law to Combat Revenge Porn
Wrongful Accusations of Indecent Exposure
Federal Registration and Civil Commitment Laws for Sex Offenders
State Civil Commitment for Sex Offenders
State Sex Offender Registration
Can a registered sex offender be barred from using social media?
Falsely Accused of Child Molestation
Restitution Orders for Defendants Convicted of Viewing Online Child Pornography
Is having sex in public a crime. What are you charged with?
I'm Being Charged with Rape: What Should I Do?
In a rape case, can a defendant bring up his accuser's sexual history?
Can a person be charged with raping someone of the same gender?
What is the difference between sexual battery and rape?
Can someone be convicted of raping a person with whom he had consensual sex in the past?
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The Criminal Law Handbook
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