In Utah, sexual offenses are taken very seriously and have extremely harsh punishments that can affect one’s entire life. If convicted, a person can face prison time, large fines and be required to register as a sex offender. It is important that if you have been accused of committing a sexual offense that you contact The Legal Boys as soon as possible so that we can get started on your case immediately! Time is of the essence!!
To help you better understand some of the terms that you will hear, The Legal Boys has provided you with explanations regarding these terms.
Child Molestation: Contact or interaction between an adult and a minor (younger than 14) wherein the minor is being used for sexual stimulation.
Date Rape: Acquaintance rape; A rape that occurs when a victim has agreed to spend time with the perpetrator prior to the rape; either socially or romantically.
Indecent Exposure: Intentional exposure of one’s private parts in public places.
Lewdness: A sexual sense of public and indecent behavior that is considered offensive to observers.
Pornography: The portrayal of sexually explicit material.
Prostitution: The act of engaging in sexual activity for compensation.
Rape: An act of nonconsensual sexual intercourse or when one or more persons force another person to have sexual intercourse against his or her will.
Sexual Abuse: An act of a person forcing undesired sexual behavior upon another person.
Sexual Battery: Intentional, inappropriate touching of another person’s genitals, buttocks, or breasts (of a woman) without his or her consent, whether or not through clothing.
Sodomy: An act of “unnatural” sex or contact with the genitals of one person and the mouth or anus of another person or animal.
Spousal Rape: Marital rape; Nonconsensual sex in which the perpetrator is the victim’s spouse.
Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual activity that occurs when one of the participants is below the legal age of consent. The age of consent varies from state to state however it is generally considered statutory rape when the sexual activity occurs between an adult (18 years or older) and a minor (younger than 18 but older than 14). An adult can be convicted of statutory rape even if he or she did not know that the victim was a minor.
Voyeurism: An act of knowingly viewing, photographing or filming a person, or persons, without their consent or knowledge that have an expectation of privacy, for the purpose of the viewer’s sexual arousal.
If you have been charged with a sex crime, contact The Legal Boys right away. Our criminal defense attorneys know how to examine all evidence, including DNA and other forensic evidence, determine whether any witnesses for the prosecution are unreliable, determine whether the alleged victim is telling the truth, determine if there is a possibility of mistaken identity, or if there is any other evidence that prove your innocence.
If you want your FREEDOM back contact The Legal Boys via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!
* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.