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Jameis Winston Sexual Assault Case

Florida State University’s all-star quarterback is no stranger to the limelight. In the last year Jameis Winston has gone has gone from a relative unknown to a household name. With his fame, though, the talented young athlete has received an equal part of infamy. It seems for every story about Heisman trophies and touchdown passes, there is another story that follows about off the field antics. Off the field antics aside, the star quarterback has also reached a level of infamy for being accused of sexual assault.  It is important to note that there has been a lot of media attention surrounding the accusation.  The complainant is clearly frustrated by the process. Read More→

Important New Utah Case Law Related to Sexual Crimes

New important Utah case law related to sexual crimes may relate to how we would set up your Utah defense.

In Utah, if you are found to occupy a “position of special trust” in relation to the alleged victim of the crime, consent is negated and you will be facing charges as if consent was never given.

This distinction has huge consequences on the severity and level of crime that a person may face.  For instance, if you were a teacher of the alleged victim or even a manager and you engage in “consensual” sexual activity with a person under the age of 18, a prosecutor can charge you with 1st degree felonies, which carry extensive mandatory minimum prison sentences and lifetime sexual offender registry.

http://www.utcourts.gov/opinions/supopin/watkins0458051013.pdf

This most recent case clarifies that it is not simply enough that the defendant occupies Read More→