When many people hear about sex-related charges, they might automatically think about rape and other violent crimes. Those are only some of the crimes that are considered sex-related crimes. If you are facing charges that are considered sex-related, you should immediately begin working on your defense strategy so that you have as much time as possible to get everything together.
When it comes to sex-related crimes, there are state-level charges and federal-level charges. Charges that are found in Title 18 of the United States Code might be charged on the federal level. These include interstate travel with the intent to engage in sexual contact with a person who is a minor, which is the basis for some of the charges that former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle is facing.
Sex-related crimes, such as sexual conduct with a minor, infamous crimes against nature and sexual assault are some of the charges that a person might face that will likely be charged on a state level. In all of those cases, the sexual nature of the crime is what will lead to having to register as a sex offender.
Some other crimes, such as murder, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, and burglary might also be considered sex-related crimes. In order to be classified as such, there would have to be evidence that the crime was sexually motivated.
Fighting against sex-related charges is often complicated because of the nature of the charges. Still, the prosecution has to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That means that you need to build your defense so that you can attempt to cast a shadow of doubt on the prosecution’s case.
Source: FindLaw, “Sex Offenders and Sex Offenses: Overview,” accessed Oct. 28, 2015