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When Can You Face Federal DUI Charges?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | November 30, 2022
Most drunk driving charges are state charges. Each state has their own laws for driving under the influence. However, most people don’t realize that there are times when a driver can face a federal DUI charge. While most federal crimes can occur anywhere, to be charged with a DUI as a federal crime, you must […]

Sex Offender Registry: 3 Points to Know

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | November 29, 2022
People who are facing sex-related charges should consider the penalties that come with a conviction. While many think about things like incarceration and fines, people often don’t consider the fact that some sex offenders have to register. Being on the sex offender registry can lead to many challenges. It comes with many restrictions and requirements. […]

Understanding The Changes To Colorado’s Sexual Assault Law

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | September 26, 2022
Earlier this year, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill that changes the definition of sexual assault under the law. The legislation, which had strong bipartisan support among the state’s lawmakers, brings Colorado in line with the majority of states. The primary word that lawmakers believed was lacking in the law was “consent.” While that […]

What Can You Do If You’re Falsely Accused Of Rape?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | September 13, 2022
The mere accusation of rape can leave a lasting stain on your life and character. No matter your accuser’s motivation, the fact remains that you will be on trial for a crime you know nothing about. And if convicted, the penalties can be far-reaching. If you are falsely accused of rape, it is in your […]

Proposed Title Ix Changes Address College Sexual Misconduct

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | August 29, 2022
As kids head off (or back) to college, it’s a good time to look at the changes the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is proposing to Title IX. That’s the federal law that deals with sex-based discrimination in education as well as sexual misconduct. Some of the proposed changes are intended to undo policies implemented […]

Workplace Authority Can Lead To Sexual Assault Claims

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | July 30, 2022
Sexual assault often involves situations that do not quite meet the necessary legal standard for rape charges. Too many people think of sexual crimes as black and white, but there are plenty of gray areas. If you had an intimate encounter with someone from your workplace, they might eventually try to claim that you misused […]

Is A Cybersex Sting Actually Entrapment?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | June 14, 2022
The show “To Catch a Predator” turned cybersex sting operations into a form of reality television and entertainment. Regardless of your feelings about that, the show also illustrated something that’s very important to understand: What entrapment is – and is not. When people get caught up in a cybersex sting involving minors, they often feel […]

Remember That Sexual Consent Can Be Limited

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | May 16, 2022
Before a sexual encounter with another individual, it's important to get consent for that encounter to occur. This is true even when it's someone that you've known for a long time, but it's especially true if it's someone that you just met. There need to be clear boundaries. One thing to remember about doing this […]

Being Catfished Could Lead To Sex Crime Allegations

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | April 28, 2022
You never set out to break the law, and you certainly never dreamed you'd be accused of various sex crimes. You just wanted to meet someone online and have an intimate relationship. This is very common in the modern world, especially with young people, and you figured there was nothing wrong with it. You were […]

Consent Can Be Tricky When You’re Both Using Drugs Or Alcohol

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | April 21, 2022
Say you go to a college party, and everyone there is either drinking or using recreational drugs. You participate in this, and you later find yourself about to have an intimate encounter with another person from that party. This person was also using drugs and alcohol. Does this impact your situation in any serious legal […]
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