Your Guide Through Confusing Criminal Matters
Most criminal matters are covered by both a federal law and a state law. In most cases, the state law is in agreement with the federal law. When they are not in agreement, a legal gray area can be created. In Iowa, the age of consent for sexual intercourse or intimacy is 16 years of age. The laws dealing with photography of a sexual nature, such as nudity, says that 18 is the legal age. This means that two 17-year-olds are permitted to have sex, but can't engage in sexting or send each other partially nude photographs. This may be charged as child pornography.
This would be an excellent time to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. At our law firm, we have an Iowa City sex crime defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience. When the laws are out of sync, or in conflict, an experienced attorney can help keep you out of jail, protect your freedom and prevent a criminal record for sex crimes.
At Foster Law Office, our attorneys represent either juveniles or adults charged with sex crimes. These crimes include:
- Child pornography
- Sexual abuse of a minor
- Sexual assault or rape
Cedar Rapids Date Rape Defense Attorney
The most common sexual charge is rape or sexual assault. A very common charge in a location with a high student population is date rape. Date rape is a particularly difficult charge to prosecute, as well as defend, because the accuser and the alleged victim are known to each other. Perhaps they've even been sexually active before. At Foster Law Office, we are known for our thorough investigation of every detail attached to this criminal charge.
- Were there witnesses to the events leading up to the alleged date rape? What is their testimony?
- Was the alleged victim too drunk to consent or not?
- Can lack of consent be proven?
- Did the victim come forward immediately with evidence or wait several days?
- Was the arrest carried out properly according to state law procedures?
These are a few of the many details that our lawyers investigate.
Your Resource in State or Federal Court
For experienced and competent legal representation related to sex crimes, please call our law office at 319-383-0405 or toll-free at 866-781-3971, or send our attorneys an e-mail.