New Port Richey and Dade City Sex Crime Lawyers
Whittel & Melton 727-847-2299
Former State Prosecutors – Experienced Pasco County Attorneys
Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer
Sex offenses are different than any other criminal offense as the simple accusation of your involvement in a sex crime case can destroy your employment status, reputation in the community, and relationships with friends and family members. A conviction for a sex offense can do even more damage to your life both now and well into the future. Our New Port Richey and Dade City Sex Crime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton have a proven track record of success when it comes to handling some of the toughest sex crime cases in the state court, federal court, throughout Florida and Pasco County.
Being convicted of a sex crime can force you to become a marked target for the rest of your life. After serving a lengthy prison term, you could be looking at registering as a sex offender or predator, which means your private information will be made public for anyone to access it. Your name, photo, details of your crime, and more will all just be a click away for anyone with Internet access to find. Being a registered sex offender or predator will limit where you can live and work, so the stigma attached to the crime will follow you around forever.
Call us now at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a free Pasco County consultation to learn more.
Our New Port Richey and Dade City Sex Crime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help with your sex crime defense for any of the following offenses:
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Abuse
- Date Rape
- Statutory Rape
- Spousal Rape
- Child Pornography
- Child Molestation
- Internet Solicitation
- Travelling to Meet a Minor
- Indecent Exposure
- Human Trafficking
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Our New Port Richey and Dade City Sex Crime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are experienced in defending clients charged with various types of sexually based offenses. We know what is at stake if you are convicted, so we encourage you to not give up and fight back against the charges. While you may feel like your case is hopeless, we will assess what you are up against and determine what your options are. Even if you are charged with a non-violent sex offense, such as possession of child pornography, you need to act fast and secure legal representation as soon as possible. All Pasco County sex crimes are serious and the prosecution will be looking to make an example out of you.
You should find a Pasco County Sex crime attorney who is a skilled trial lawyer who will be prepared to defend you from day one. You need a lawyer who is not afraid of a challenge and won’t back down from a fight. Our New Port Richey and Dade City Sex Crime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are former prosecutors and state defenders so we know the tricks and strategies that are implemented in these types of cases. We will use this knowledge to work for you and develop a strong defense strategy. Once you have retained us, then we will start our own investigation into the charges against you and scrutinize every shred of evidence as well as the background of your accuser. We will collect as much information as possible to attack the State’s case against you.
Scientific evidence plays a large role in sex crimes cases, which is why we work with forensic experts who can analyze DNA and other crucial evidence that can link you to the crime in question. We will use other experts to help us explain your side of the story and fight to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed entirely.What Can a New Port Richey Sex Crime Lawyer at Whittel & Melton Do for Me?
Our New Port Richey and Dade City Sex Crime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to help guide you through the legal process and advocate on your behalf. We will argue for you to receive a reasonable bail so that you can resume your daily life while battling the charges against you. It can be impossible to defend yourself against a sex crime charge when you are stuck behind bars, so we will fight aggressively to keep you out of jail while awaiting trial.
It is entirely possible that the State does not have a rock-solid case against you, which means that with the right defense attorney, your charges could be reduced or even dropped. It is quite common for the State to move forward with charges against a suspect without having the proper evidence to back up their case. We can make sure that you are treated fairly throughout the duration of your case.
If your charges cannot be reduced or dropped, then we will make sure you understand all of your legal options, such as a plea bargain or pushing forward with trial. If a plea bargain is in your best interest, then we will make sure it is a fair deal and that you have weighed all of your options and are crystal clear on the consequences. You deserve to be informed and we will make sure that you are well educated on everything happening with your case.
Call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you. We urge you to act fast and not delay in securing legal representation.