These crimes usually involve violations of particular federal and state laws concerning commercial transactions and securities transactions. However, they often involve charges of money laundering and various kinds of fraud.
In what can only be deemed Orwellian in nature, the Arizona laws permit the state to petition the Court to send sex offenders to a mental hospital following the conclusion of their prison sentence.
Perhaps the most serious and long lasting consequence of a conviction for a sexual offense is the requirement to register as sex offender. Registration as a sex offender, usually for life.
If the defendant is charged with a violation of a sexual offense, the court may admit evidence that the defendant has committed past acts which would constitute a sexual offense and may consider the bearing this evidence has on any matter to which it is relevant.
As any parent understands, the young child's world is one where reality and fantasy often merge. And yet this same parent, when called as juror in a case alleging child sexual abuse..
Until recently the rules of evidence precluded the use of character evidence to determine the incident. Character evidence is so central in shaping our opinions as to whether someone did or did not do something that the law long excluded it.