In the state of Nevada, the law strictly prohibits certain types of sexual conduct. This includes behaviors like sexual assault as well as sexual conduct with those who are too young or disabled to consent.
Sexual assault and seduction offenses are defined in Chapter 200 of Title 15. Chapter 200 is the part of Nevada’s criminal code that establishes the rules for crimes against the person. Within Chapter 200, different types of crimes are defined into different subcategories of offenses and sexual assault and seduction crimes have their own subsection. This subsection includes statutes defining different kinds of offenses and contains information on protections for victims of sexual offenses.
Accusations of a sexual assault are some of the most serious accusations that you could face because a defendant who has been convicted could be forced to register as a sex offender, among other lifelong consequences. Fighting charges are vital to trying to protect your reputation, your freedom and your future and you need an experienced attorney who has the necessary skill and experience to handle cases involving sex offenses.
LV Criminal Defense has provided representation in the past to many defendants accused of criminal wrongdoing involving sex crimes. We have extensive experience with sexual assault crimes and sexual seduction offenses and we can help you to find the best possible approach to fighting these serious charges. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you.
The sexual assault and seduction subcategory of Chapter 200 includes Nevada Revised Statutes sections 200.364 through 200.3784.
N.R.S. 200.364 is the statute that sets forth the definitions of specific words used in other Nevada laws in this section that relate to sexual assault and seduction crimes. For example, N.R.S. 200.364 indicates that when a sex crime law includes the phrase “offense involving a pupil,” this includes sex between students and certain employees of a school or volunteer at a school, and it also means sexual contact between certain university or college employees and students.
N.R.S. 200.365 also indicates that the definition of a sexual offense includes statutory sexual assault and statutory sexual seduction; and that the definition of sexual offense includes fellatio, cunnilingus, or any intrusion of any part of a person’s body into the genital, anal, or oral openings of the body of another person. Sexual penetration also includes inserting an object into another person if the defendant is manipulating that object.
Finally, N.R.S. 200.365 also defines victim to refer to a person who is victimized by an offense involving pupil or by a sexual assault offense, and N.R.S. 200.365 defines statutory sexual seduction to include sexual intercourse, anal intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, or any other sexual penetration that is committed by a person who is at least 18 years old with a person who is under the age of 16.
Other statutes within the Sexual Assault and Seduction subcategory of Chapter 200 establish penalties for different kinds of sexual offenses, including penalties for sexual assault and penalties for sexual seduction.
The penalties vary depending upon the age of the victim, the nature of the offense, and whether the victim sustained substantial bodily harm as a result of the sexual offense. In some cases, the penalty could include a sentence of up to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole upon conviction.
Because mandatory minimum jail terms are imposed for many sexual assault and seduction offenses, fighting conviction may be the only way to avoid having penalties imposed upon you that could change your life or that could take away your freedom forever. It is important to understand the specific penalties that could result from conviction so you can make informed choices on how to proceed with your case. This means you need to know what penalties the Sexual Assault and Seduction subcategory imposes for the offense you’ve been accused of committing.
There are also provisions within the Sexual Assault and Seduction subcategory that aim to provide protection for the victims of sexual offenses. For example, N.R.S. 200.3771 details requirements to ensure that records remain confidential; N.R.S. 200.3772 provides information on the procedure for substituting a pseudonym for the victim’s name on files, records, and police reports; and N.R.S. 200.3772 explains consequences when public officers or employees disclose confidential information about victims of sexual assault or sexual seduction cases.
Collectively, the rules found within the Sexual Assault and Seduction subsection of Chapter 200 aim to ensure both that victims are kept as safe as possible from harm and aim to establish specific requirements for each offense that prosecutors must prove in order for a defendant to be convicted. Understanding the provisions of the Sexual Assault and Seduction section is important if you are facing criminal charges because the rules set forth within this part of Nevada law could affect the steps that you take to fight for your future.
If you are accused of committing a sex crime, it’s vitally important that you act quickly to get legal help if you want to try to avoid a conviction that could result in prison time, required registration, and a host of other serious consequences.
The sooner you start working with a legal professional who can fight for your future, the better your chances of being able to avoid conviction or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. You need to make sure your Las Vegas defense lawyer has the knowledge and experience to fight for you. That’s why LV Criminal Defense is here.
Our firm has provided representation to many defendants accused of serious crimes in Nevada, including sexual assault crimes. We can bring our extensive experience to your case to help you make the best choices throughout the process of your case working through the justice system, so give us a call today to find out how we can help you.