Sex crime defense is a highly contested area of law. The simple nature of the crime causes the defendant to suffer the harsh social repercussions that can flow into other aspects of their lives. Not only will it likely impact the relationships they hold, but can also cause their career and living opportunities to be placed at stake. All this can occur prior to a conviction.
Even the stigma that is carried with having been charged or suspected of committing a sex crime can taint others’ perception of the accused. It is for that reason that you will want to ensure that you are fully represented by a knowledgeable and professional firm if you have been charged with a sex crime.
Our firm has more than 30 years of experience helping clients fight the charges lodged against them. Have you been charged with any of the following offenses?
Sexual battery is the same crime as rape in Florida. Because it is considered a very serious crime, it is classified as a felony. This offense occurs when an individual compels the victim to engage in a sexual act against his or her will. In Florida, a sexual battery conviction requires proof that penetration or union actually occurred.
Sexual assault is punished similarly to sexual battery in Florida. If someone forces the victim to engage in sexual intercourse against their will, it is illegal. Many factors will be taken into consideration when this offense is taken before the court, such as the ages of each involved party and the circumstances involved.
Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
Lewd or lascivious molestation is charged when consensual sexual interaction with a child who is younger than 16 occurs. This charge is for any such act that falls short of lewd or lascivious battery. Illegal activity under this charge can include the intentional touching of a child’s breasts, genitals or buttocks, or encouragement of the child to touch another in such a manner.
Lewd or Lascivious Battery
The statute for lewd or lascivious battery criminalizes the act of sexual intercourse with a child older than 12 but younger than 16, whether this act is consensual or not. This is a strict liability crime. That means that common defenses, such as not knowing the child’s age, cannot be held as a defense.
Lewd or Lascivious Conduct
Touching a child who is younger than 16 in a lewd or lascivious manner is criminalized under Florida Statute 800.04(6). This can be charged for the alleged touching of a child or persuading the child to commit a lewd or lascivious act.
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Hendry County prides itself on the integrity, respect, and service that it offers to its residents. As we represent clients throughout this area, we want to uphold and exceed those standards. We consider ourselves ambassadors of the county and will fight to keep that mission alive in our representation. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, our Hendry County sex crime attorneys are here to protect your freedom.
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