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How Long Does a Sex Crime Conviction Stay on a Record?

A sex crime is a very serious criminal conviction. Every state has its own laws surrounding sex crimes, along with its own sex offender registries. Depending on the state where the crime occurred, perpetrators will likely need to register as sex offenders for several years, if not for life. Their criminal records
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What You Can Expect When Reporting a Sexual Assault

After a sexual assault, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Many survivors feel uncomfortable reporting their assaults to the police—according to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), three out of every four sexual assaults go unreported. It can be a stressful and intimidating experience reporting a
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What Are the 3 Types of Trauma?

Psychological trauma occurs after a person experiences an event that is extremely stressful, such as active combat, violent accidents, and incidents of sexual violence. While not everyone who experiences a stressful event will develop trauma, psychological damage is unfortunately common among survivors of sexual assault. There are several types of trauma a
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Can Social Media Affect My Sexual Assault Case?

If you have a pending court date, it is very important to watch what you post online. Prosecutors and defense attorneys use social media to establish character, affirm timelines, and present evidence to the courtroom. Social media can be detrimental to the victim and the perpetrator alike, so it is crucial to
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What to Expect in a Sexual Assault Trial

After a sexual assault occurs, a survivor has multiple pathways to justice and healing. You can choose to pursue criminal charges against the perpetrator as well as a civil lawsuit for your damages. In a criminal case, your case may go to trial and you will need to present your case in
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What Are the Types of Sexual Assault?

Sexual violence is an all-encompassing term that refers to any sexual activity that occurs without the consent of the victim. It can include acts of physical violence, such as sexual assault or abuse, as well as electronic harassment, inappropriate comments, and stalking. Sexual assault is one of the most common forms of
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