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May 2015 Archives

Competent representation needed when facing sex crime allegations

Over the last couple of weeks we have discussed sex crimes, including how to handle an alleged victim's sexual history as well as a recent incident involved alleged sexual encounters between a Michigan teacher and a student. As can be seen by those posts, confronting sexual offense accusations can be difficult. You may have to deal with a media that seems to judge individuals before they are adjudicated as such in a court of law, which could cause damage to your reputation. But you also might have a difficult legal battle ahead of you.

Michigan teacher taken into custody for alleged sex crimes

A Michigan teacher has been taken into custody and brought up on several charges of criminal sexual conduct. According to authorities, the 26-year-old high school teacher sexually assaulted a student when she engaged in sexual relations with the student. A parent allegedly brought the matter to the schools attention, which, after a meeting with the accused, later placed her on administrative leave. The teacher eventually resigned. She now faces two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct as well as two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Addressing an alleged victim's sexual past

Being accused of a sexual offense is a serious allegation, and one that, if not taken seriously, could have drastic consequences. Those convicted of these sex crimes face the very real possibility of years in prison, severe damage to reputation, and lifetime monitoring via the sex offender registry. In essence, these individuals can never truly pay their debt to society, as many will always be labeled a sex offender. With so much at risk, it is crucial that those facing these types of allegations know the law that they must confront.

How can an increased BAC level legally affect an individual?

Many Michiganders partake in alcoholic beverages, which is completely legal. However, sometimes individuals are pulled over and accused of drinking too much to safely operate a motor vehicle. When this happens, they are often arrested and come face-to-face with drunk driving charges. A criminal conviction for drunk driving, and therefore the penalties one may face, are often contingent upon the individual's blood alcohol content level. Therefore, it is important to understand BAC and how it can affect a driver physically and legally.

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