A person faced with accusations of a sexually motivated crime in Florida are generally facing a significant prison sentence as well as the stigma of being labelled a sex offender under Florida law. These cases are unique for a variety of reasons. For example, the State Attorney’s Office will often times pursue a sexually related crime based on the word of a single witness, the alleged victim. Although you may be facing extraordinarily harsh penalties, it is important to know that the testimony of one witness, if believed by the jury, is sufficient under Florida law for a conviction. Therefore, it is imperative that you have a skilled defense lawyer by your side.
The most common sexually related charges are Sexual Battery, Lewd or Lascivious Battery, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct, Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition, and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation.
A conviction for a sexually related offense often times requires registration as a sex offender or sexual predator. This will most certainly affect the rest of your life as it impacts where you can live, work, socialize, and associate with.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation. We are a former sex crimes prosecutor with extensive trial experience in sex crimes related cases.