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3 things to remember if you are faced with sex crime allegations

On behalf of Mastandrea Law posted in Sex Crimes on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. If you are accused of a sexually based offense in Ohio, you are likely already aware of how quickly your world can cave in around you. With one accusation, you can lose your job, your standing in the community, relationships with your loved ones, and your freedom. This fallout can make it seem like you have already been found guilty, and you may just feel tempted to give up. However, before you do that, you need to remember three things. You are innocent until you are proven guilty, which means that it [...]

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College students face two damaging sexual assault scenarios

On behalf of Mastandrea Law posted in Sex Crimes on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Being in college can be an exciting transition for any young person. But it can be a difficult period to navigate, as students are often legally adults but they are still making some unwise decisions because they may be too immature to fully appreciate the consequences. One could certainly point to this environment as a factor in cases involving college sexual assault allegations and the confusion that often surrounds them. Young people are experimenting with drinking, drugs and sexual behaviors without the fears of parental interference. In the event that a social situation [...]

Conviction for HIV nondisclosure found ‘fundamentally unfair’

On behalf of Mastandrea Law posted in Sex Crimes on Friday, December 30, 2016. Being unjustly accused of a sex crime would be devastating to anyone. An unfair criminal accusation against a gay, black man with HIV could be immensely upsetting, especially because the accused is dealing with a major medical condition. African Americans and gay men already face societal challenges, and the added stigma often applied to HIV-positive individuals can make life nearly unbearable at times.