Florida law provides for harsh penalties for any person convicted of a sexual motivated crime. Perhaps the most devastating requirement is that the individual register on as a sexual offender on Florida’s predators list. Often these cases are based solely on an accusation made by another person without any physical evidence to support the accusation. False accusations are common especially in cases involving a custody battle by parents going through a divorce. The internet is playing a role in the prosecution of sex crimes including sexual battery, crimes against children, pornography, lascivious conduct, lewd conduct, solicitation, prosecution, rape and statutory rape. Obtaining a criminal defense attorney quickly after an accusation is often the best protection. Never speak to any law enforcement officer about any sex crime allegation, even if the charges are completely unfounded. The criminal defense attorneys at Allen & Abaray, P.A. are experienced in represent men and women charged with sexual motivated crimes throughout Polk County, Florida, and the surrounding areas throughout Florida.
All sex crimes or sexual abuse offenses are punishable by severe consequences, including a requirement that you register as a “sex offender” for the rest of your life. Our sexual abuse attorneys handle the following sex crime cases in Polk County, Florida:
Accusations of sex crimes or sexual abuse against any child or juvenile leads to drastically enhanced penalties. Act quickly to protect your rights after such an allegation. Hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer is a decision that could possible determine the difference between your freedom and a lasting imprisonment term including being registered as a sexual offender throughout your lifespan.
If you are being charged with a sexual crime and you are contacted a law enforcement agency and/or the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in regards to an allegation of sexual battery, sexual assault, sexual abuse, child abuse, lewd or lascivious conduct, or others forms of alleged sexual misconduct, you should speak with a competent Brevard County criminal attorney prior to releasing any statements. Sex crime penalties provided for sex offenses by the State of Florida are exceptionally harsh. Occasionally, sex crime offenders may be denied bond if arrested. Once your are accused of a sexual crime it is important to understand that you will have a single opportunity to defend yourself, contact Allen & Abaray, P.A. today. The criminal defense attorneys at Allen & Abaray, P.A. are skilled in representing and defending clients against sex crimes allegations throughout Polk County and the surrounding areas in central Florida.
Sex crimes convictions are punishable by two types of serious penalties:
Societal Ignominy including the following indirect consequences of an arrest or prosecution even if the charges are ultimately proven to be unfounded:
Penalties for even a misdemeanor sex crime, such as indecent exposure, may be jail time of less than a year or probation, fines and community service. Penalties for a felony sex crime, such as aggravated sexual assault, can result in a long prison term followed by a lifetime of being a registered sex offender. If your job requires a special license or a security clearance, you may find that your job will be impacted by a sex crime conviction.
Allen & Abaray, P.A. | Sex Crimes & Sexual Abuse Defense Attorneys Our Polk criminal defense attorneys will evaluate the evidence and details of your case. In the process of preparing a defense strategy for you, we may also inspect the psychological concerns affecting you.
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