Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer in Melbourne
Have You Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Brevard County?
Sex crimes are aggressively prosecuted and punished in Florida, as they are throughout the U.S. These include all crimes of a sexual nature. A sex crime allegation can seriously damage your reputation for years to come, and a conviction can result in extended prison sentences, hefty fines, probation, and, in the case of felonies, mandatory sex offender registration. In view of all this, having the right criminal defense attorney in your corner as soon as possible is critical to fighting the charges and obtaining the best possible outcome.
If you or someone you know is facing a sex crimes investigation or formal charges, we strongly urge you to take advantage of the experience and skills of our Melbourne sex crimes defense attorney at Law Offices of Laura D. Siemers. Our attorney has dedicated her entire legal career exclusively to criminal defense, has been practicing in this field for more than 20 years, and is deeply familiar with the statutes, caselaw, procedures, and local court system and personnel that will be handling your case. We know how to analyze the evidence being used against you in search of flaws and inconsistencies that can challenge the state.
Sex Crime Charges in Florida
Sex offenses in Florida include:
- Rape/sexual battery
- Sexual assault
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd and lascivious acts
- Statutory rape
- Luring or enticing a child
- Sexual performance by a child
- Possession/distribution of child pornography
How you are punished in any sex crime case will depend on the nature of the act and other relevant factors, such as the age of the alleged victim. Collateral damage can include the loss of your job, negative social stigma, difficulty finding housing, and destroyed relationships.
Criminal penalties can range from 60 days in jail and fines of up to $500 to life in prison without possibility of parole with fines of up to $15,000. In the case of mandatory sex offender registration, your identity and other personal details will be made available to the public.
I could go home and get on with my life.- Louise
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