At the Law Offices of Jason A. Korner in St Louis, we get all kinds of questions related to sex crimes. Of course, we get all kinds of questions about all kinds of crimes. Yet sex crimes in Missouri seem to really confound many.
At the Law Offices of Jason A. Korner, we thought it would be a good idea to share our top 10 questions related to sex crime charges. We present these as they were asked, deleting only expletives and names. We hope this helps and if ever you are facing charges for any crime in St. Louis, Missouri, give us a call.
Yes. The crime is Sexual Misconduct in the First Degree and carries a possible penalty of up to six months in jail and maximum $500 fine (Missouri Revised Statute Section 566.093 (Pre-December 31, 2016. Starting January 1, 2017.)) Oh, and you and your boyfriend will both have to register as sex offenders.
If you are facing such charges, you both really need an attorney who knows how to help. Call 314-409-2659 now.
2. Are there Sex Offenders Living Near Me/in My Neighborhood? I Live in St. Louis, MO.
This is perhaps one of the largest concerns among many families today. Realtor friends report that one of the top questions they get from prospective home buyers is whether there is a sex offender living nearby. In fact, according to those same friends, the existence of a sex offender in a neighborhood drives down home values.
So this subject is of serious concern to anyone facing any sex crime charges. A guilty verdict will label you a sex offender for life. You will always live in the least valuable locations. You will always be subject to increased public scrutiny.
You will always have to register your location with authorities. You will always be required to make your home address public. You will never be permitted near children not your own. And you may have restrictions regarding your own child. Finally, your face will appear on such websites as:
In addition, should you be found guilty of any sexual crime, prison life will be quite unfriendly to you. If your sexual crime involved a child, you will be even more uncomfortable. Prison could even prove deadly for you.
So if you are facing criminal charges related to any sexual offense in the State of Missouri, you need the best attorney right away. It doesn’t matter whether the charges are state or Federal, attorney Jason A. Korner can help. Call him now at 314-409-2659.
If you would like more information about the National Sex Offender Registry and more, contact SMART (the Office of Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking Sex Offenders).
Step one – tell them you will answer no further questions without your attorney present then tell them to call Jason A. Korner.
Step two – say nothing further until I am at your side. Then we will discuss what more needs said.
Here is your reality. You are in a he-said, she-said situation. There may be bodily fluids and DNA involved. There are likely several stories being collected about the event from everyone who was present and in custody.
You know nothing of whatever has been said by others. Some are seeking only to save their scalp. Others may just be stupid. Not you. You called your attorney and he is going to get to the bottom of things before they get too ugly.
If you get tempted to answer any questions before I get there, remember your Miranda warning,
“What you say can AND WILL be used against you in a court of law.”
Your words will convict you if you speak any, so don’t. Call me. I’ll speak for you.
That number is 314-409-2659.
If it goes to court, that may or may not happen. Missouri Law permits the judge latitude in deciding whether a victim’s history may be permitted on the record. If you are concerned about her history or yours, make this known to your attorney.
He can then decide how best to use the information to ensure the best outcome for your situation.
Rape can occur at any point in any relationship, from ‘just met’ to ‘been knowing for decades.’ Missouri law does not distinguish rape by timeline, but by the act that occurs. When there is penetration of the vagina by a penis and it is without the consent of one party, it is rape under Missouri law.
By referring to ‘one party,’ the law is open to such charges against women as well.
In your case, it sounds like the two of you had a break in communication; a very important communication regarding sex. Now you need a good attorney by your side. Maybe you got a little too aggressive and frightened her. We’ll deal with that. Right now, you need to keep quiet and call the Law Offices of Jason A. Korner, St. Louis, MO.
Yes and no. Under current Missouri statute, rape is defined as an act committed to a woman. However, starting January 1, 2017, first-degree rape is “sexual intercourse with another person who is incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacks the capacity to consent, or by the use of forcible compulsion” – MO Rev Statute 566.030.1
Under the new statute, the law is open enough to permit rape charges involving homosexual acts.
The key differences between each of the above mentioned sex crimes is whether there was…
Having the legal ability to consent to sex is a key element in determining whether there was a sexual crime between two parties. Thus, Missouri law changes on January 1, 2017 in a key way regarding consent.
As you will see with virtually any sex crime in the United States and Missouri, these three concepts play key roles. These three concepts (The act, the willingness of both parties, and consent) help define sex crimes. These same three concepts convict those who are guilty of such crimes.
Yet, these three concepts can also be used in your defense. You need an attorney who knows how to do so.
Part of the defense strategy in any sex crime case would be to ensure that the Prosecution is defining what actually happened. There is virtually always a disconnect between what a presumed victim is claiming as compared to what a defendant is claiming.
It is within that disconnect that the case is either won or lost. Having an attorney on your side who understands that is key to winning your case.
Attorney Jason A. Korner has worked on both sides of the aisle. He understands what the prosecutor’s do and how they do it. He knows how to navigate the legal jungle. He was worked throughout Missouri and has lectured extensively on how to properly defend such cases. He can help you through this. Why not call him now at 314-409-2659.
Penalties for sex crimes in Missouri vary considerably. All depend on the exact charge, the degree of force applied, and the age of the victim.
Until just a few decades ago, there were no Federal sex crimes. What laws pertaining to sex crimes that did exist were varied and confusing from state to state. Today, most of the Federal laws are quite specific and difficult to combat.
There are 22 specific sex crimes in the United States. Some of these are state-specific crimes. Some of these are Federal. In the case of all Federal sex crime there is a corresponding state crime. Here are the specific sex crimes around America and a brief description of each…
The job of a Defense Attorney is to vigorously defend the client’s innocence; to the best of his abilities demonstrate that his client is innocent of the charges leveled against him; and/or to call into question the veracity of the charges.
So when choosing an attorney, choose one who knows when to recommend taking a deal and when to fight. When do you fight? When it makes sense.
It makes sense to fight when you are innocent.
So before you decide to just accept the charges and plead guilty, throwing yourself on the mercy of the court—and throwing away your life—ask yourself a few questions then give Jason A. Korner a call. Ask,
The bottom line is that if you are facing charges of a sex crime in Missouri, you need an attorney who knows the law and how to vigorously defend your innocence. You need to fight these charges, whether you believe yourself guilty or not. If you are guilty, you may feel enough guilt to just surrender to the system…
…Wrong move. Call the Law Offices of Jason A. Korner now to find out why. The number is 314-409-2659, or click here to fill out an information form to schedule your free consultation.