Florida Sex Crime Defense Lawyers

Jason M. MeltonRobert G. WhittelAt Whittel & Melton our sex crimes trial lawyers are dedicated to defending those charged or accused of sexual crimes throughout the state of Florida. Our sex crimes trial attorneys are 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, Clearwater, Ocala, Gainesville, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Our firm is comprised of a Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert, former State Prosecutors, Retired Military, Retired law enforcement and former State appointed defenders. Accordingly, our attorneys have collectively litigated thousands of criminal files that include sex crime allegations like lewd and lascivious cases, child pornography, traveling to meet a minor, internet solicitation, sexual battery and sexual assault claims throughout the State of Florida.

Aggressively Defending Against Sex Crime Charges in Florida

Have You or a Loved One Been Accused of a Sex Crime in 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.

We firmly believe that everyone who is charged with a crime has the right to an aggressive defense. If you choose us to take on your sex crimes case, then you can feel confident in knowing that we will do everything we can to provide you with a vigorous defense throughout every stage of your case. We will provide you with a free initial consultation where we can get to know each other on a personal level and get familiarized with your case. Our goal is to protect your rights, your freedom, and your record from the most serious accusations of sex crimes like rape, sexual assault, child pornography charges, statutory rape or sex with a minor, Internet sex crimes, online solicitation, and more.

As former prosecutors we know that they take sex crimes quite seriously. You should not expect them to hear your side of the story or cut you any breaks - they tend to side with the alleged victims in sex crimes cases, even if the allegegations against you are completely false. Even if you have an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer on your side, the prosecution may still push for trial instead of offering a fair plea bargain. This is why you must protect yourself and work with our Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton who are skilled trial attorneys.

Penalties for Sex Offenses in Florida

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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Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys is a full service law practice that is highly focused in sex crimes criminal defense in Florida. We pride ourselves on successful victories in the courtroom by providing clients with results driven legal counsel and dedication to superior work.

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