A sex crime allegation can damage your life, reputation, and has many serious legal ramifications. Even false allegations can place restrictions on your way of living and ruin your reputation among your family, friends, and peers. Sex crimes are illegal sexual activities as defined by law. Sex offenses are typically very difficult to defend and they are usually prosecuted aggressively by Florida District Attorneys. Most sex crimes are prosecuted as felonies which means that a conviction can result in severe legal penalties.
Sex Crime Penalties
The penalties for sex crimes is usually severe and includes imprisonment, monetary fines, community service, probation, forced rehabilitative therapy, and mandatory enlistment on Florida’s Sexual Offender Registry.
Aside from the legal consequences, people convicted of sex crimes will have a damaged criminal record. A sex crime conviction on a person’s criminal record can lead to a loss of employment, educational, and many other opportunities.
Sex Crime Defenses
Sex offenses are notoriously difficult to defend. An accused is placed in the position of having to essentially prove his or her innocence rather than the State bearing the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. You may be able to show that there is insufficient evidence or in the appropriate case that the alleged victim consented to the sexual activity.
Because of the myriad of ways these charges can be brought, proved and defended it is essential that you seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our office can inform you of your options, negotiate with prosecutors, and protect your rights from being violated during this difficult time. Please take the opportunity to discuss your case with us during a free consultation and give us the opportunity to inform and reassure you as to the process of defending your case.