Articles Tagged with age of consent

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?”

A common everyday term, the word ‘consent’ is used in many fields including law, medicine, and scientific research. In this article, however, the word consent will only be used in a legal context, as it pertains to sexual encounters and allegations of criminal activity. Most people have misunderstandings about what consent means. Let’s first understand the basic meaning of consent when it comes to the law.

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “If I am charged by campus police could I still face jail time or probation?”

Being accused of child molestation is no light offense. There are serious and considerably heavy punishments following a conviction. Being accused of child sex crimes can drastically change your life professionally, and can sever or strain interpersonal relationships, causing serious distress.

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “The person that called the police doesn’t want to press charges, can I still be prosecuted?”

In Texas, it is legal to have sex with someone as young as 17 years old. This was not where Aldo Leiva, 51, ran afoul of the law when he began a consensual sexual relationship with one of the students he tutored in math.

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