When Accused of a Sex Crime, Silence Isn’t Always Golden
Of all the things that can disrupt relationships, none is more powerful than an accusation of a sexual assault—especially sexual abuse of a child. If one learns one has been accused, the natural inclination... Read More
What are my options if I have been wrongly suspended or expelled under Title IX?
Title IX was created with the intention of protecting students from sex-based discrimination (which has been interpreted to include sexual harassment and sexual violence) in federally-funded education programs. The reality, though, is that Title... Read More
False Accusations Under Title IX
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in federally-funded education programs. Because the U.S. Department of Education considers sexual harassment and sexual violence to be a form of sex-based... Read More
The One Question Your Attorney Must Answer to Defend You against a Sex Crime Charge
Sex crime charges are different. The disgust they provoke in jurors is one of the things that makes them different from most other criminal charges. So is the absence, frequently, of any physical evidence;... Read More
Should You Pursue a Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative (SSOSA) If You’re Innocent?
Being accused of a sex offense is a nightmare—particularly if you’re innocent—and you may want to consider all of the possibilities that would allow you to avoid putting your fate in the hands of... Read More
How Innocent People Can be Accused of Child Pornography Crimes
No one wants to end up in a situation in which they’re being falsely accused of a crime, particularly if that crime is something as serious as possession of child pornography. Unfortunately, it can... Read More
David Marshall Signs Open Letter to Stop “Victim-Centered” Practices
SAVE (Stop Abusive and Violent Environments), a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting due process and fairness in legal proceedings for both the accusers and the accused, has issued an open letter denouncing the... Read More
Can Someone be Falsely Accused of Shaking a Baby?
No loving parent ever dreams that he or she will be the subject of a “shaken baby” investigation or prosecution. Popular belief mistakenly tells us that child abuse allegations are never leveled against good... Read More
5 Things You Need to Know About Child Abuse Charges
1. You have rights as a parent. You are entitled to discipline your children in whatever reasonable manner you determine is appropriate. The right to physically discipline (i.e. spank) your child should not result... Read More
What Could You Lose When You’re Accused of Physical Child Abuse?
We all have a natural desire to protect kids. When it comes to child abuse accusations, however, this instinct may seem overshadow the concerns of the adult involved. If you’ve been accused of physical child... Read More