Punta Gorda Sex Crimes Attorneys
Accused of a Sex Crime? Call (800) 614-5138
The State of Florida does not charge sex crimes lightly. Depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense, a conviction can be punished by the possibility of life in prison. An accusation alone can call your reputation into question, damaging personal and business relationships. Furthermore, those convicted may be required to register for life as a sex offender.
Our Punta Gorda sex crimes attorneys possess an in-depth knowledge of these offenses and can work tirelessly to help you overcome the charges you face and protect your reputation. Contact Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law and rest assured that your case is in knowledgeable and experienced hands.
Request a consultation with our firm and get more than 40 years of combined experience in your corner.
Punishments and Charges for Sex Crimes in Florida
Sex crimes carry the most severe penalties within the Florida justice system. Depending on the circumstance of the alleged offense, charges can range from a misdemeanor to a capital felony, which has the potential for life in prison. The exact punishments will vary in each case and can be influenced by the age and relationship of the victim, where the event took place, and the past criminal history of the defendant.
Cases that our firm can handle include:
- Sexual battery: also known as rape, is among the most serious of sex crimes and can carry the harshest penalties. Sexual battery occurs when an individual forces another person to engage in an act of sexual penetration against their will.
- Sexual assault: involves an attack of a sexual nature or forced sexual activity. While this crime is similar to sexual battery, it typically classifies activity that falls short of battery or does not involve physical penetration.
- Lewd or lascivious battery: occurs when a sexual battery is committed against a child between 12 and 16.
- Lewd or lascivious conduct: refers to sexual acts involving the touching of a minor who is younger than 16 years of age. Individuals may also incur this charge if they attempted to coerce or persuade a child into committing a lewd or lascivious act.
If convicted, a defendant may be required to register on the national registry of sex offenders, complicating life long after incarceration ends. The status of sex offender can impact where a person is allowed to live as well as the type of jobs that they may qualify to hold. Additionally, offenders may be required to keep regular communication with law enforcement and request approval for life changes such as a change in residence. With so much on the line, it is critical to seek attorneys knowledgeable in sex crimes as soon as possible.
Former Prosecutors in Your Corner
If you have been charged with a sex crime, your options may not be clear and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we strive to simplify this process by providing clients with straightforward and unbiased legal advocacy when they need it most. Our legal team includes a former prosecutor for the Office of the State Attorney who has handled more than 5,000 criminal cases. When your future is at risk, let our Punta Gorda sex crimes attorneys work to clear your name so that you may move forward with your life.
Waste no time in calling (800) 614-5138 to get started on an aggressive defense.
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