This forum was once a bustling place but lately has been exceptionally stagnant. Wake up people!
Let's talk some law and shit!
My latest pro bono case: Guy comes to me about some legal problem but during the interview I find out he is on the sex offender registry. I ask about that and he tells me that he is 24 now but it all happened when he was 19. He had joined the marines and went through boot camp at Paris Island. Upon graduating BC he and a bunch of his buddies get a couple of hotel rooms in North Carolinia and get a bunch of liquor and stripper/hookers. Things get a little loud as you might imagine from a group of marines just out of BC. Cops bust the party and one of the hookers says she was raped. MPs are called and there is a huge investigation. As it turns out she wasn't raped, but didn't want to get busted for turning tricks (imagine a woman being devious???) Through the course of the investigations my guy admits to get blowjobs from the strippers/hookers. Apparently in NC it is illegal to give or recieve oral sex as it is a felony "Crime Against Nature" and he pleads to that horseshit for no jail time, just a few years probation and no sex offender registry. But it does kick him out of the marines and he has a low grade felony on his record.
He transfers probation from NC to West Virginia. The West Virginia probation officer makes him register as a sex offender! What a load of shit. First of all, it wasn't registerable in the offending state (NC), furthermore the underlying crime is not even a crime in WV. I'm going to try to help this poor sap out.