While sex offender treatment in prison has proven to be effective in reducing the risk of reoffending, there are some valid concerns about doing sex offender treatment while in prison. Let’s go into some of them so you and your lawyer can make an informed decision on whether you should opt for treatment in prison. (The following information is based on personal observation and verified … Continue reading What is Sex Offender Treatment Like in Prison?
If you’ve been charged with a sex offense your lawyer may recommend pretrial sex offender treatment, and here’s some reasons why. A sex offense charge is a big deal. Even the mere accusation of a sex crime makes you look “worse than a murderer,” as my book’s title says. Assuming you’re either out on bail or you haven’t been charged yet, pretrial sex offender treatment … Continue reading What is Pre-trial Sex Offender Treatment Like?
Sentences for child pornography offenses in the federal courts have skyrocketed over the last decade. While child pornography offenses are not “victimless” crimes, the punishment hardly fits the crime anymore. Even the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) says the sentences are too much! Yet, judges keep sentencing child pornography defendants to decades in prison, even in non-production and non-contact offenses. WHY ARE THE FEDERAL COURTS SO … Continue reading Why Child Pornography Sentences are Harsh
The U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) recently created a new tool for judges that will let them compare sentences for similar defendants under specific guidelines to help “guide” them on what sentence may be appropriate for an offense. It’s also a valuable tool for the public in seeing how the judiciary is treating certain types of crimes. It’s called Judiciary Sentencing Information (JSIN, pronounced “Jason”) and … Continue reading Sentencing Commission Creates New Sentencing Tool (JSIN) For Judges
The Colorado Supreme Court held on June 29, 2021, that mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for multiple sex offenses committed as a juvenile constituted a punishment that was cruel and unusual punishment, in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment. “T.B.” was a juvenile when he committed two state sex offenses: one in 2001 at age 11, and one in 2005 at age 15. He … Continue reading Mandatory Sex Offender Registration Unconstitutional for Colorado Juveniles
Hundreds of protestors marched in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020. Little did these protestors know that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) issued at least a dozen geofence warrants to gather data from their electronic devices they carried that day, even if they didn`t break the law. Critics say this type of digital harassment chills constitutionally-protected … Continue reading How Geofence Warrants Kill Free Speech
The Feds just took my computer! Now what happens? Common questions about facing federal child pornography charges Continue reading Common Questions About Federal Child Porn Charges