An FBI subcommittee is scheduled to meet in Baltimore in mid-October to help the government agency redefine a legal meaning that has remained unchanged for 80 years. The redefinition of rape would have nationwide implications for sexual abuse victims, law enforcement agencies and people facing sex-related criminal charges. The subject of redefining rape came into national prominence last year when Capitol Hill lawmakers heard victims’ advocates call the 1927 rape definition outdated and vague. Some critics were spurred on by a newspaper report that alleged Baltimore police wrongly classified sex crimes. David Dudley federal criminal defense attorney is always ready and willing to handle these types of cases. A dramatic 70 percent increase in reported rape cases followed an article in The[…]

One court in Colorado is attempting to take a more holistic approach to collecting child support. Rather than focusing simply on punitive measures they seek to reconnect non-custodial parent with their children and help them to have confidence that they are doing the right thing. Individuals from the Problem Solving Court say that not paying support is the symptom of a larger issue. IN the current economy unemployment and other financial stresses sometimes lead to those who would otherwise pay support unable to do so. There are of course instances in which the refusal to pay is not in good faith, but by focusing on everyone’s interest in supporting the children this court says they have had success. As you may[…]

Despite the fact that Florida divorces are much more common than they have been in previous decades, there is also good reason to say that, statistically, families are stronger today than they have been for a very long time. Why? Because mothers and fathers are spending more time with their kids than in previous generations. And, incidentally, the divorce rate has at least stopped increasing. A recent study from the University of San Diego called “The Rug Rat Race,” by Garry and Valerie A. Ramey, examined the statistics of how much time parents are spending with children. The study found that college-educated parents are spending more time overall with their children than parents without college. College-educated mothers increased hours spent with childrent[…]