Sex Crime Attorney in Miami, FL
Our Miami sex crime attorneys defend clients who have been charged or accused of sexual offenses throughout Florida. Needless to say, a lot is at stake when you are facing sex crime allegations. If you are found guilty of a sexual criminal charge, it could have lasting consequences for your personal and professional life. Convictions for sex-related criminal convictions can seriously harm your reputation, where you are allowed to live, who you can talk to, your ability to work in specific fields, travel, and your immigration status if you are not a U.S. citizen. The odds of obtaining a favorable outcome in your case increase significantly with an experienced Miami sex crime defense lawyer on your side. Since sex-related crimes often involve children and other vulnerable people, a person facing charges can sometimes face prejudice and discrimination from law enforcement, the jury, and even the court staff.
Every person accused of committing a crime has a right to have a lawyer by their side, aggressively defending them. It’s human nature for people to assume someone is guilty based on false accusations alone—but an accusation is not evidence. As Mark Twain famously said, “A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its shoe.” You can rest assured knowing that if we represent you, we will do everything within our power to defend your reputation and freedom.
All of the Firm’s criminal defense lawyers are either former prosecutors or public defenders. Collectively, our criminal defense attorneys have years of experience aggressively defending clients accused of sex offenses.
Types of Sex Crimes?
Under Florida law, the different types of sex crimes are based on the particular sexual conduct involved. For example, there are a number of offenses when sexual conduct involves children. These types of crimes include lewd and lascivious acts, lewd and lascivious molestation, lewd and lascivious battery, sexual abuse of a child, child molestation, encouraging the sexual performance of a child, possession of child pornography, and distribution of child pornography. Other offenses apply to nonconsensual sex acts between adults, like sexual battery and sexual assault, while others can apply to consensual sexual acts between consenting adults, like prostitution and soliciting prostitution. Some offenses relate to sexually exposing one’s self or invading the privacy of others, like indecent exposure, exposure of sexual organs, and voyeurism. There is also a wide range of offenses that are considered internet sex crimes because some or all of the acts occur online. Regardless, convictions for sex offenses often share one thing in common: they can lead to jail or prison sentences, hefty fines, long periods of sexual offender probation, mandatory sex offender registration, and being labeled as a sexual predator. Additionally, if you are convicted of certain sex offenses, you will be subject to severe restrictions on where you can live.
Most sexual offenses are prosecuted in state court. Although very few are charged as federal crimes, occasionally, a sexual criminal offense can be prosecuted as a federal criminal case. Here are different types of sexual crimes and some of the most common sexual offense cases we defend:
Sex Offense Penalties in Florida
Florida provides some of the harshest punishments for sex crimes in the country. Sexual offenses—especially against children—stir up intense feelings in most people. Lawmakers respond by passing ever more harsh laws that increase punishments and sex-offender reporting requirements for people convicted of sex crimes. As a result, a sexually-related conviction can often have devastating consequences, from a years-long state prison sentence to lifelong sex offender reporting requirements. The conviction can become a permanent part of your record and can interfere with all aspects of your life, from future employment and housing to custody matters. A sex crime conviction can also have disastrous effects on your immigration status if you are a non-US citizen. You will need help from experienced sex crimes attorneys to help preserve your reputation.
Contact Experienced Miami Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys
Experienced Miami sex crimes attorneys can minimize the likelihood of a conviction if you or a loved one faces sex crime charges. Someone needs to tell your side of the story in a way that demonstrates you are not guilty. You need someone on your side to defend you, like our sex offense attorneys. Even if you are guilty, you need to do everything you can to minimize the consequences of your case.
Over the years, we have obtained dismissals and not-guilty verdicts in several sex crime cases. Sometimes, a successful outcome can reduce a charge to a less severe offense. There is a high likelihood that we have handled a case like yours and represented clients with similar needs and concerns to yours. Feel free to browse through the results section of our site for a representative sample of some of our past cases and the results we have achieved for our clients.
By immediately retaining legal representation from an experienced Miami sex crimes lawyer, you will minimize the risk that a sex crime case will have a lasting negative impact on your career and reputation.
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