Chapter 2907 of the Ohio Revised Code governs Sex Crimes. There are few crimes as serious and damaging to the reputation of a defendant as a Sex Crime.
Sex crimes include Rape, Sexual Battery, Sexual Imposition, Importuning, Voyuerism, Public Indecency, and Sexual Contact with a Minor.
Some Sex Crimes are strict liability offenses, meaning you are guilty of the crime as charged regardless of the consent of the other party. Other Sex Crimes often turn on the issue of consent, and whether it was validly obtained prior to a sexual encounter.
If you are convicted of a sex crime, in addition to all of the other consequences of a felony conviction (prison time, fines, felon disenfranchisement, weapons disability, adverse employment outcomes etc.), you will likely have to register as a Sex Offender; a designation which can follow you for your entire life, handicap your job and residential options, and subject you to public disclosure of your conviction.
Needless to say, if you are charged with a Sex Crime, you need an aggressive and effective Criminal Defense Lawyer to advocate for your best interests.
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