How To Avoid Being Falsely Accused of a Sex Crime During the Summer (or any other season)
Violent crimes such as rape and sexual assault rates are higher in the summer months than in the other seasons. Many scholars believe that the increase in sex crime rates is due to environmental factors, such as temperature increases and daylight hours that are longer during the summer months. The increase in temperature leads to shorter tempers and people being quick to act without thinking of the consequences. The problem with this theory is that some places are warm throughout the entire year, which negates the thought of shorter tempers leading to higher crime rates. The daylight hours allow for more people to be active and away from home throughout the day, which can lead to an increase in the opportunity a person may have to commit a sex crime.
Other experts believe that the reason for this increase in sexual offenses during the summer months is due to the fact that people tend to have more free time in the summer which can give people more time to get into trouble. This is particularly true for teenagers who have the summer months off from school and who are looking for things to occupy their time, and are under less supervision. Regardless of what the reason is, statistics show higher sex crime rates in the summer, which means there are more people being accused of committing sex crimes during that season.
How to Prevent Being Accused of A Sex Crime
Being accused of a sex crime is not something to take lightly. It will have an immediate impact on your job and social life even if you did not commit the crime. The best way to prevent being accused of a sex crime is to not put yourself in a situation where you can be accused of the crime itself.
The summer months lead to increased social activity among people and because of this, there are more social gatherings and parties that are available to attend. Everyone knows that parties usually involve alcohol and/or drugs and many times alcohol is associated with unwelcome sexual advances. It is important to remember that if you are at a party where people are consuming drugs or alcohol, do all you can to avoid finding yourself alone in any room with just one person. If there are others in the same room with you they could act as witnesses who can testify as to your innocence if you are accused of a sex crime.
Another way to prevent being convicted of a sex crime is to make sure anyone that you may engage in sexual conduct with can provide proof of being at least eighteen years of age, which is the age of consent in California. During the summer months, it is common for minors to obtain fake identification in order to obtain access to bars and other adult-only businesses. You may end up in a situation where you are alone with a person and engage in sexual activity only to find out that the person was a minor. Having sexual intercourse with a minor is a crime and it is not a strong legal defense that you “thought they were 18.”
Contact An Experienced Defense Attorney at Wallin & Klarich Today
If you find yourself unfortunate enough to be put in a similar situation explained above, it does not mean you will be found guilty. Everyone has a right to a fair trial and it is important to find legal representation with experience and work ethic that will be by your side during this most difficult time. Wallin & Klarich has been successfully defending those accused of sex crimes for more than 40 years. We have developed a unique understanding of how to defend these types of cases and have a reputation of putting 100% effort into all our client’s cases. If you or a loved one is in need of help, call us today.
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