Rape

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more people against another person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent. The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.Internationally, the incidence of rapes recorded by the police during 2010 varied between 0.2 in Azerbaijan per 100,000 people and 92.9 per 100,000 people in Botswana with 6.3 per 100,000 people in Lithuania as the median.
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  • Hey Honey, Check Out My Pendulum!

    …, and the Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken, she expressed something to the effect that she believes any woman that says she was sexually harassed or molested. The converse of that would be, then, she does not believe any man who denies being a molester or a harasser. There is no doubt in our minds that many women have been sexually harassed…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 13 readers -
  • Public Urination and Texas Laws

    … CHARGED WITH INDECENT EXPOSURE IN TEXAS, YOU NEED A STRONG LEGAL DEFENSE. CONTACT ATTORNEY MATTHEW SHARP TODAY FOR TOUGH LEGAL REPRESENTATION. The Texas Indecent Exposure Statute (Texas Penal Code Title 5, Chapter 21, § 21.08) says that indecent exposure is considered as a sexual offense in the state. To convict an individual charged with indecent…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 26 readers -
  • What They Never Tell You About Kevin Cooper

    … account and website usually omits from this discussion are the circumstances surrounding Cooper’s arrest. Here are those circumstances as published in the New York Times, not exactly a publication prone to a lack of bias on the question of capital punishment. The article correctly points out that this is the second violent rape that Cooper has been…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 27 readers -
  • Circumstantial Evidence

    … Strong Circumstantial Evidence What is Circumstantial Evidence Evidence in a criminal trial can be either direct or circumstantial. Circumstantial evidence is dependent upon inference, logic and/or reasoning to reach a conclusion of fact. Direct evidence is a direct observation of fact that does not need any further thought to reach a factual…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 40 readers -
  • The Good Soldier Defense – Three Things You Need To Know

    … an accused’s character for military service is truly relevant, such as drug offenses, financial crimes and stealing. The 2015 Defense Authorization Act[2] approved language that makes the Good Soldier Defense inapplicable to several offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice including rape, sexual assault, stalking, larceny and wrongful…

    militarytriallawyers- 26 readers -
  • File a Lawsuit for Sexual Assault, Sex Abuse, or Rape

    … And more… Due to the egregious nature of sex crimes, juries in Dallas and across Texas are generally sympathetic toward the victims. Large settlements are often reached out of court or in the early stages of a trial, and in some cases, punitive damages may be levied (which could raise the potential monetary award significantly). Speak…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 33 readers -
  • Contra Costa Article on San Quentin

    … California execution chamber prior to 2005 renovation. Excellent photo essay on California’s Death Row. Charles Case, mentioned in the piece was a habitual criminal, paroled in 1991 after serving time for rape, murdered a bartender and a customer in 1993. Placed on Death Row in 1996, his appeal has still not been finalized by the state…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 10 readers -
  • Contra Costa Times Article on San Quentin’s Death Row

    … California execution chamber prior to 2005 renovation. Excellent photo essay on California’s Death Row. Charles Case, mentioned in the piece was a habitual criminal, paroled in 1991 after serving time for rape, murdered a bartender and a customer in 1993. Placed on Death Row in 1996, his appeal has still not been finalized by the state…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 8 readers -
  • Attempt Crimes in Houston: An Overview

    …, some states recognize a cause of action for attempted drunk driving, including California. However, the case of Strong v. State, 87 S.W.3d 206 (Tex. App. 2002), held that no such cause of action exists in Texas. Someone either drives drunk or does not. Texas does, however, recognize attempt causes of action for most specific intent crimes…

    Tad Nelson/ Tad Nelson & Associates- 20 readers -
  • I’ve Been Falsely Accused of Rape. What Can I Do?

    … was elsewhere at the time of the alleged rape, it’s important to find evidence supporting this fact. For example, ATM receipts, security camera footage or eyewitness accounts may all help to establish the fact that the defendant was nowhere near the accuser at the time of the alleged incident. This kind of evidence can be crucial to proving a defendant’s…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 39 readers -
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