Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
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Every Florida sex crimes attorney at Whittel & Melton, LLC is dedicated to defending those charged or accused of a sexual crime in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, and throughout the state. Key West to Pensacola and everywhere in between. Our office is available to be retained or consulted as co-counsel in sex crimes cases throughout the state in jurisdictions such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, Naples, Tampa, Ocala, Gainesville, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Our firm is comprised of former State Prosecutors, Retired Military, Retired law enforcement and former State appointed defenders. Accordingly, our attorneys have collectively handled thousands of criminal files from indecent exposure cases to sexual assault claims throughout the State of Florida.
Being accused of any type of sex crime in Florida could possibly ruin every aspect of your life. Sex crimes will affect your reputation, your liberty, where you live, who you talk to, how you travel – literally every aspect of your life. You need a skilled Florida sex crimes attorney on your side to obtain a favorable outcome in your case. Because of the publicity of past cases involving sex related crimes, especially those involving children, a person facing charges will more than likely face prejudice and discrimination from law enforcement, the jury and even court personnel.
Florida has some of the most stringent laws in place when it comes to sex offenses and their penalties. For example, in 2005, Florida implemented Jessica’s Law, in remembrance of Jessica Lunsford of Citrus County, which laid out strict laws in regards to registered sex offenders. Jessica’s Law served to increase the penalty for certain sex crimes as well as to implement a law regarding mandatory electronic monitoring devices for registered sex offenders. These laws have garnered controversy regarding their possible infringement on Constitutional rights, especially whether the penalties are too harsh for non-violent sex crimes offenders.
Don’t get yourself caught up in a situation where your life and reputation is tarnished. Contact a Florida sex crimes attorney at our firm today to discuss your options and what steps you can take to regain the reigns of your life.
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