Sexual abuse of animal is a crime that will ruin your reputation. Sexual abuse of an animal is something that is commonly joked about but it does happen. Sexually abuse of animal is not just simply trying to have sex with a dog, cat, or some other type of pet. Its just simply gratifying your own want by using an animal to an end. Legally to charge someone with sexual abuse of animal there you have to meet 3 conditions. 1. You sexually assaulted an animal. This sexual assault can be anything. Oral sex such as with genitalia such as the penis. Or it can be sexual intercourse with the animal itself. 2. You did so with the intent of arousing or gratifying your own sexual desire. Although its self explanatory you should understand that it must be for your own sexual wants. In a case where you did not do it for your sexual desires then it wouldn’t fulfill the 2nd condition. 3. That the animal was then abandoned or neglected or was mistreated and violates Animal Abuse law. Again self explanatory here, abandoning or neglecting the animal is a important part of this crime. If you did not neglect or abandon the dog, you may be charged with a lesser form of this crime. Each case is different and determining whether you fulfill the three conditions will be decided by a judge or jury.
If you were charged for sexual abuse of animal it is a misdemeanor. That means that you may see six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine if convicted. Although this crime has close relations to animal abuse, its important that this crime covers a very specific part of it.
If you or a loved one was charged with animal abuse, have an attorney talk to you about your case.
Sex with Minor While 21 or Older is a serious crime that can ruin a person’s reputation and get you into serious trouble with the law. This happens a lot when it comes to young couples. In order to be charged with Sex with Minor While 21 or Older the prosecutor has to prove 4 points. 1. You had sexual intercourse with another person. 2. You and the other person were not married to each other when of the intercourse. 3. You were at least 21 years old when you two had sex. 4. The other person was under the age of 16 at the time you two had intercourse. Sexual intercourse is any penetration no matter how slight, ejaculation is not required. An important factor to why this law exists is because since one person is under the age of consent. What this means is that they are not legally able to give consent to have sexual intercourse. A lot of these things happens at birthday parties and so technicalities come into effect. If you were 17 on the day before your birthday and you had sex that night before midnight, you are still considered a minor. In order to be considered a year older, one minute has to pass as soon as the first minute of your birthday has begun. However this crime is only applied if you knowingly had sex with a minor. Mistakes do happen and when it comes to some people a 16 year old looks like they’re 20. However looks themselves don’t make a good basis. It must be reasonable and you must have actually believed the other person was 18 or older. Evidence must be shown and that evidence was reasonable enough to believe they were 18. A fake drivers license and them having alcohol in a club would be a reasonable excuse to believe that a person would be 18.
If you or someone you know was charged with Sex with Minor While 21 or Older its important to get a hold with an attorney.
Solicitation of a minor is a crime that can get you into serious trouble and can ruin the life of whoever you got into doing the crime. The simple definition of this crime is getting a minor to commit a crime. In order to be legally charged with this crime however 4-5 conditions must be met. 1. You voluntarily asked/encouraged/made a minor commit a crime. 2. You intended to make the minor commit the crime. 3. At the time of the offense, you were at least 18 years old. 4. At the time of the offense the minor was 16 or 17 years old and you were 5 years older than the minor. 5.The minor received the communication for the request. This crime is very close in relationship with “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor“. The two main differences in the two however is that this crime focuses on the minor doing an actual crime. The solicitation of a minor plays a major aspect in this crime due to the minor not doing the crime unless he was encouraged/forced to. Contributing to the Delinquency of a minor although may cross areas with solicitation of a minor. Solicitation of a minor is major focus is on the encouraging aspect of making the minor do a crime. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is more akin to raising the minor to be a criminal instead of making him do a crime. An example of Solicitation of a minor would be trying to get a minor to steal a pack of cigarettes for you. Contributing to his delinquency would be more like stealing the cigarettes yourself but giving him a cigarette and telling him that next time he wants some, he should steal them.
Matter to Seduce Minor. The legal definition states that sending explicit or obscene things to a person under 18 years old with the 1. intent of sexually arousing yourself and/or the receiver and 2. with an intent to seducing the receiver. So to be charged for this crime the prosecutor has to prove 4 facts. 1.that you knowingly sent harmful matter to a minor, 2. You knew that the receiver was a minor, or failed to reasonably check their true age. 3. You had the intent to arouse sexual desire yours or the minor. 4. You intended to seduce the minor. This means that you intended to push/invite them for physical contact.
The crime can end up as a misdemeanor or a felony. It depends on the facts of the case and your criminal history. However if this is a second or continuous charge it is an automatic felony. As a misdemeanor you can face an informal probation. Up to six months in jail. And up to a $1000 fine. As a felony you will receive a formal probation. Up to 3 years in prison. Up to a $10,000 fine. And having to register as a sex offender for life. Also your computer may be confiscated for either charge. Its important to note that as a misdemeanor you don’t have to register as a sex offender. Only the felony charge does. Failure to register as a sex offender however is a separate felony.
In order to win this case the easiest way is to prevent the start of it. If the matter itself wasn’t harmful, the offenses doesn’t exist. The matter must be seen as a whole that it represents sex in an obscene way to a minor, and has no serious educational value. Seeing the upper bodies of two people having sex in a movie does not count in this regard. Its also important to note that you also cannot be charged if you didn’t mean to seduce the minor. If you had no intention of meeting them there is no seduction.
If you were charged with sending harmful matter to seduce minor speak to an attorney for consultation.