You already understand that there are significant potential consequences for alleged crimes involving drugs, weapons or violence. But what about white collar crimes? Like many other people in North Dakota, you may not think of these as serious criminal matters. However, like other criminal charges, white collar crimes can lead to lengthy prison sentences, steep fines and a criminal record that will follow you for years to come.
A North Dakota teacher is accused of engaging in inappropriate behavior with minor students. Charged with multiple sex crimes, she quit her job teaching middle school science. She had apparently also been the subject of misconduct allegations at school before her arrest.
Criminal charges of any kind can have a profound impact on a person's future. From employability to key educational opportunities, the effect can be far reaching. Whether facing lesser allegations or more serious charges -- such as those that involve accusations of sex crimes -- minimizing this effect is essential for most people in North Dakota.
Recent news in North Dakota and throughout the country has been full of stories associated with the #MeToo movement regarding sexual harassment as well as allegations about a sport doctor's mistreatment of children. In addition, sexual abuse and sexual assault are other sex crimes with which a person may be charged. These are very serious accusations, and it is important to understand these terms, their similarities and how they differ.
Anyone in Minnesota or North Dakota who has ended a relationship knows it can be an emotional and confusing time. After a difficult breakup, it may be hard for some people to cope, especially if the one they loved has moved on with life. When irrational thoughts get the best of someone, it may lead that person to act inappropriately or even dangerously. In some cases, those actions may lead to accusations of sex crimes.
In North Dakota, there are many small towns that have only one member of law enforcement serving their area. In those cases, that person is one of great importance to the community that they serve. When that individual is accused of a crime, including sex crimes, that can come as a shock to those around them.
When law enforcement or any other agent of the government performs a search or seizure that is objectively unreasonable, any evidence they obtain can be suppressed. In other words, the government can't use tainted evidence against defendants.
You probably gave your teenager a cell phone for easy contact and peace of mind in emergency situations. However, cell phones come with risks, and sexting, or sending nude or sexual photos with an electronic device, has become a common occurrence. When the images involve persons younger than 18, teenagers can be prosecuted under child pornography laws. Here is how you can help your children avoid this unlawful situation.
Defendants facing sex crime charges in Minnesota have good reason to want to understand how the state's sex offender registry program works. If convicted of a sex crime, a person may need to participate in this program and that participation may have long-lasting effects on a person's life.
Any Minnesota resident who has ever been accused of a sex crime knows the challenges that come with such charges. Even family members of defendants can experience difficulties caused by these types of allegations. But, just how fair are Miinnesota's laws when it comes to prosecuting and penalizing people for sex crimes? It seems that the answer to that question may depend on who you ask.