There shall be no charge for the permit and it does not expire until a change in ownership of the system occurs. A private guard responder shall confirm an attempted or actual criminal event at the alarm site before a police officer will be dispatched. Wholesale or retail firearms businesses are exempt from this requirement. False information given to police shall result in a Class B Misdemeanor.
The False Alarm Prevention Course is offered on a regular basis. Citizens attending this course will be issued a certificate worth the dismissal of one false alarm penalty. It is the responsibility of the alarm business and technician to prevent false alarms during installation, system repairs, or system service. Proper notification shall be made to monitoring company that the system is in a test mode to avoid dispatching of law enforcement. The filing of an appeal with the alarm administrator shall stay the assessment of additional penalties for that violation until the hearing officer makes a final decision.
The burden to prove any matter shall be upon the person raising such matter. It shall not be a defense to any penalty assessment that: The hearing officer shall render a decision within 10 days after the appeal hearing is concluded. Following issuance of such decision, additional penalty assessments shall accrue until paid, as provided in this chapter. Visit the FAQ's page for detailed information on background checks.
Visit the FAQ's page for detailed information on registering your bike or picking up a bike from evidence. At least one-third of all reported rape victims know their attacker: This is called acquaintance rape, and it probably happens to teenage girls and young women more than any other age group.
It's hard to think of someone familiar as a rapist, and this familiarity makes you less willing to trust your self-protective instincts. Also, acquaintance rapists use psychological pressures, as well as physical force. Being forced into having sex — even if it's by someone you know — is still rape, and it's a crime. Nothing you do, say or wear gives anyone the right to assault you, sexually or otherwise. What can I do to protect myself?
Plan to meet someplace where there are other people — a restaurant, a movie, a mall — or go with a group of friends. Be prepared to find your own transportation home. Carry change for a phone call to your parents or a friend and enough cash for a taxi. Don't get drunk or stoned. Remember, drugs and alcohol decrease your ability to take care of yourself and make sensible decisions.
Clearly and firmly, let your date know your limits before you get into a situation you can't control. Don't leave a party, a concert or a ball game with someone you just met. If you think something's not quite right or you feel uneasy, get to where there are other people or tell your date to leave — now. Can I fight back? Because each situation is different, no one can list actions that are guaranteed to protect you against acquaintance rape.
But here are some tactics to think about. Say no firmly, even it he tries to make you feel guilty, unpopular or babyish. If that doesn't work, be rude! Turn him off by acting crazy, saying you have a venereal disease or threatening to throw up.
Try to get away and call your parents or friends to come get you. If all else fails, you can resort to physical resistance: What if it happens to me? Don't feel guilty and don't just try to forget about it. You didn't ask to be raped. Any rape is a violent attack that can have traumatic effects on the victim for months, and even years, afterward. The single most important action you can take is to tell someone — your parents, the police, a school counselor, the family doctor, or any adult you trust.
Call your community's rape hotline or crisis center. It is often listed in the telephone book under rape, community crisis center or sexual assault. The telephone operator can help you. Go to a doctor, hospital emergency room or local women's clinic to be tested for venereal disease and pregnancy. All rape victims usually feel rage, guilt, anger and helplessness. The best way to handle these emotions and get back in charge of your life is to talk with sympathetic friends and family or counselors from the rape crisis center, a mental health agency or a women's clinic.
Even if you don't have this problem, someone you know may. Find out about the services in your community that help victims of rape and incest. In addition to law enforcement, some places to look include rape crisis centers, community mental health centers, school counselors, women's clinics, legal aid agencies, and social services agencies.
Without consent, forcing sexual contact is a crime. Date rape is a betrayal of trust and causes long-lasting emotional injuries. Date rape or acquaintance rape is about power, control and anger — not romance. Why does it happen? Let's look at sexual stereotyping and how males and females talk to each other. Although things are changing, society still frequently encourages men to be competitive and aggressive and teaches women to be passive and avoid confrontation.
Women also feel that if they've previously had sex with their boyfriend and he later forces her to have sex against her will, it may not be considered rape. Date rape can happen in homosexual relationships as well as heterosexual ones.
Although it is less frequent, men can also be the victim of rape. It is still a crime and the victim still needs to get medical attention and counseling as soon as possible. What can I do to prevent date rape? Don't use alcohol or other drugs: Trust your gut feelings. If a place or the way your date acts makes you nervous or uneasy, leave.
Always take enough money for a phone call for help. Check out a first date or blind date with friends. Meet in, and go to, public places. Take public transportation or drive your own car. Leave social events with friends, not with someone you just met or don't know well. Always watch your drink and never leave it unattended.
Don't accept beverages from someone you don't know and trust. As a man, what can I do? Realize that forcing a woman to have sex against her will is rape, which is a violent crime with serious consequences. Ask yourself how sexual stereotypes affect your attitudes and actions toward women.
Get help if you see men involved in a gang rape. Seek counseling or a support group to help you if you feel violent or aggressive toward women.
What do I do if it happens to me? Remember that rape is rape. You are not to blame. Remember that, and know that action against the rapist can prevent others from becoming victims. Phone the police, a friend, a rape crisis center, a relative. It is a crime that should be reported.
Get medical attention as soon as possible. Do not shower, wash, douche or change your clothes. Valuable evidence could be destroyed. Get counseling to help you through the recovery process. Rape is a traumatic experience and trained counselors can make recovery easier and quicker. Try not to urinate before providing any urine samples. If possible, collect any containers from which you drank. What do I do if it happens to someone I know? Ask her how you can help. Offer comfort and support.
Go with her to the hospital, police station or counseling center. Remind her that it is not her fault. How could I take action in the community? Ask your student government or a parent group to sponsor a workshop on date rape and sexual stereotyping. Work with a hotline or crisis center to persuade rape victims to join the panel.