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No one ever wants to believe that they could be charged with sex crime. However, many individuals find themselves suddenly faced with sex crime charges that can have negative life-changing consequences.

Being charged with a sex crime is probably one of the most frightening experiences anyone can ever have to deal with in their life.

If convicted of a Florida sex crime, penalties range from 5 years to life in prison. You may also be required to register as a sex offender, a label that will impact you for the rest of your life and make it challenging to find employment, dictate where you can live, and find adequate housing.

Because of the severe consequences that accompany sex crime convictions, you cannot afford to take chances with your future. It is in your best interests to hire a highly experienced sex crimes attorney who can protect your rights and freedom.

Contact The Defense Group in Orlando, FL, and ask to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options. Call us at 407-743-8430.

What is Considered a Sex Crime under Florida Law?

Florida state law considers sex crimes to be actions that involve unlawful and non-consensual behavior on the part of the accused. Some standard sex crime charges include:

  • Sexual battery, which includes sexual assault or rape.
  • Lewd and lascivious conduct
  • Indecent exposure
  • Sex trafficking
  • Voyeurism
  • Kidnapping
  • Child pornography/internet sex crimes

Individuals may also be charged with sex crimes for offenses that involve minors or those who lack the mental capacity to give consent. Furthermore, the criminal penalties may be considerably higher if a minor or vulnerable adult is the victim. Sexual offenses with minors include:

  • Sex with a minor
  • Buying or selling a minor
  • Luring or enticing a child
  • Traveling to meet a minor

If you need clarification regarding what constitutes a sexual offense, contact The Defense Group at our Orlando, FL, offices so that we can provide you with more information. Call us at 407-743-8430.

What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and Felony Sex Crime?

Florida law categorizes sex crimes based on the nature and severity of the offense. Other factors considered when determining how to charge a sexual offense include the defendant’s criminal history and whether the victim is a minor or adult at risk.

Misdemeanor Sex Crimes

Misdemeanor sex crimes are those that are non-violent or less severe. Common examples of misdemeanor sex crimes typically include indecent exposure or offenses involving prostitution.

Penalties for second-degree misdemeanor sex crimes may be punishable by a minimum of 60 days in jail and a fine ranging up to $500. First-degree offenses are punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1000 fine.

Felony Sex Crimes

Felony sex crimes include rape, child pornography, and sex trafficking, to name a few. Penalties for felony sex offenses are punishable by lengthy prison sentences and steep fines.

Some common penalties for sexual battery include up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. In most instances, a felony sex conviction will also result in being forced to place their name on Florida’s Sex Offender Registry.

If you have been accused of a sex crime, you must hire an experienced lawyer to ensure your legal rights and reputation are protected. Contact our law offices immediately to schedule a free initial consultation with a qualified attorney who can assist you with your legal needs. Call us at 407-743-8430.

When Should I Hire a Lawyer if I Have Been Accused of a Sex Crime?

Many individuals who have been arrested and accused of a sex crime should never wait to hire an experienced criminal attorney. Instead, it is always in a person’s best interest to obtain legal representation immediately if they even suspect they may be accused of a sexual offense.

All too often, individuals accused of sex offenses make the mistake of talking with law enforcement officials, thinking they can talk their way out of the situation. Instead, those accused make the situation worse by saying too much. In other instances, law enforcement officers will often use devious interrogation tactics to try and make the accused admit to criminal offenses.

Our attorneys will advise you of your rights and guide you about what you should or should not say if the police question you.

If you have been accused or suspected of a sex crime, contact The Defense Group immediately. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience helping individuals who have been accused of sex offenses while ensuring their rights are protected. Call us at 407-743-8430.

Why Is Your Law Firm the Right Choice to Defend Me Against Sex Crime Charges?

The Defense Group has experienced sex crime lawyers who will fight to help you defend your rights, freedom, and reputation. Failure to have an experienced criminal offense attorney to advise you of your rights could lead to severe consequences.

It is always best practice to never discuss your legal circumstances with anyone other than your attorney.

Our defense attorneys can provide legal advice about what you should and should not say when being interviewed by the police. Our legal professionals can also guide you in handling questions from family and friends.

Our Orlando, FL, law firm provides free, confidential case evaluations to determine your legal needs. Our highly skilled attorneys can evaluate your case to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s case. We will thoroughly evaluate all police reports, witness statements, and other forensic evidence.

Our criminal defense lawyers can also negotiate with the state to try to reduce your charges or possibly even have them dismissed.

Contact The Defense Group by calling 407-743-8430 and ask to schedule a free no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help.