Oregon Sex Crimes Criminal Defense - for Marion, Polk, and Linn County

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This publication should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor substituted for the specific legal advice of an experienced attorney.

Sex Offenders, Sexual Crimes and the Law

by Gig Wyatt
Criminal Defense Attorney



A sexual crime in Oregon is defined as as any activity involving non-consensual sexual acts, whether by force, coercion, young age, or inability to consent (e.g., unconscious, extreme intoxication, or asleep). Sex offenses include a range of behaviors, from public indecency and prostitution to rape and child molestation. A range of various crimes stated above involve underage children, and many times the Internet is an important part of the investigation and the defense of the suspect who is charged with a sexual crime.

When charged with a sexual crime, you may be arrested, and subject to criminal proceedings that may result in acquittal, or sentencing of time in prison. 

Because of the increasing use of the Internet by minors and children, criminal charges may include Internet usage to share illegal images and to lure potential victims to a meeting place. The FBI has increased their enforcement and tracking of Internet related sexual crimes.

Criminal charges for illegal sexual crimes will usually involve law enforcement to have access to check the personal computer of the accused. Illegal search and seizure may be a common defense if a search warrant was not in force and if the suspect was not present.

Gig Wyatt
Attorney at Law
Harris, Wyatt, and Amala
5778 Commercial St SE
Salem Or 97306
503-378-7844

Information about the law or " Actual Cases" is provided here only for educational purposes related to legal opinions or real life situations in criminal defense. This information should not be interpreted as having the same results for your case, legal advice, nor substituted for the specific legal advice of an experienced attorney.

 

 

 

Gig Wyatt , Attorney at Law, Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC , 5778 Commercial Street SE , Salem OR 97306
(503) 378-7744, (503) 378-1013 Fax

NOTICE: The purpose of this website is to provide basic and general information about Criminal Defense laws in Oregon.
This publication should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor substituted for the specific legal advice of an experienced attorney.
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