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Virginia Child Pornography Possession and Production

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Any adult who has sex with a minor can be charged with statutory rape. However, what happens when someone convinces another adult to have sex with a minor, and in the process creates pornographic images or videos? The latter happened recently in Virginia, when a woman encouraged her 70-year-old boyfriend, who was married to… Read More »

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House Bill 1485 to Affect Out of State Sex Offenders

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed off on House Bill 1485, which amends the current laws regarding sex offenders, registry, and the places they are allowed to live. The bill will go into effect on July 1st, according to The Cavalier Daily. Currently, all Virginia sex offenders must register as a sex offender within three… Read More »

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Penalties for Crimes of Violence When Victims are Minors

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All crimes are not treated equally in the state of Virginia or anywhere else. For instance, a defendant that commits the same crime as another may face a biased jury and be sentenced to years behind bars, whereas another defendant in this situation may be let off with probation and a fine. One example… Read More »

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Sex Crimes in Virginia

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Being convicted of a sex crime comes with serious and often lifelong consequences. There are many different kinds of sex crimes in Virginia and it is important to have a general understanding of some of the most common so you do not unintentionally break the law. If you are charged with a sex crime,… Read More »

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Virginia Solicitation and Prostitution Law

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The Commonwealth of Virginia’s solicitation and prostitution laws are relatively strict, so being charged with prostitution, solicitation, or a related crime can have harsh penalties. If you are charged with any of these crimes, it is important that you have a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side to defend you against these charges…. Read More »

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Virginia Sex Offender Registry Basics

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If you are found guilty of certain sex crimes in Virginia, you may be required to register with the Virginia State Police and your name will be included in the Virginia Sex Offender Registry. Being included on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry means that your inclusion, and some details of your convictions, are searchable… Read More »

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Rape and Sexual Assault of a Child: Understanding the Differences in Virginia

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What are these crimes in Virginia? Every state labels crimes differently. What is “indecent assault” in one state may be called “unlawful touching” or “unlawful assault” in another. In Virginia, each charge is unique and has a different specific type of action or intent that is required to convict. Likewise, each carries varying severity… Read More »

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