Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers pride themselves on successful victories in the courtroom by providing clients with extremely skilled legal counsel and dedication to superior work. Our lawyers provide a wide range of services to clients, which is why our firm has grown to the practice it is today. We are dedicated to our Florida communities and establishing lifelong relationships.
- Child Molestation
- Child Pornography
- Failure to Register as a Sexual Ofender
- Human Trafficking
- Indecent Exposure
- Internet Solicitation & Computer Sting Operation
- Lewd and Lascivious Conduct
- Revenge Porn
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Assault
- Capital Sexual Battery
- Sexual Battery
Sexually based offenses are some of the most serious criminal charges a person can be charged with. There is a huge stigma surrounding sex crimes charges, and even being accused of a sex crime can have devastating consequnces on your personal, professional, and social life. A conviction for a sex offense can have lasting collateral consequences, which means you could face hardships obtaining employment, housing, etc. long after you have served your sentence.
Any type of sex crimes accusation should be taken very seriously, even if you are innocent. People from all walks of life are falsely accused of sex crimes, and we have seen our fair share of these cases over the years in our practice. Just being accused of a sex crimes means you need to act fast and have an experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer on your side who can protect your rights from overzealous police and prosecutors, examine all of the evidence, and come up with the best strategy for your defense.Sex Offender Registration in Florida
A sex crimes conviction is accompanied by a lengthy list of punishments, and as we mentioned before, a conviction can follow you for the rest of your life, even once you have served your sentence. Being covicted of a sex crime, like child molestation, rape, sexual abuse, child porn, and more can result in you being labeled a sex offender for the rest of your life, meaning you will be required to register as a sex offender.
Being on the sex offender registry means your information regarding your physical appearance and details of your crime will be piublished online for anyone to see and will place restriction on where you can live and work. This can even mean you are restricted to where you can travel to. Likewise, you will not be able to live or be anywhere within 1,000 feet of a school and you will not be able to visit public parks. You will have to register with authorities several times a year, and you will pay a fee to do so.You Must Defend Yourself from Sex Crimes Charges
A successful defense against sex crimes charges requires a lawyer who has the experience and resources needed to thoroughly analyze the prosecution’s case against you to find any weakness or flaws and then exploit them.
There are defenses to sex crimes charges, and our Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will do everything in our power to fight for your freedom. We may be able to show that the alleged victim consented to the sexual contact, which could lead to charges against you being dropped. If your accuser’s motives are part of a greater agenda against you, then we can also call these into question with the hopes of proving their allegations false. There could be problems with the evidence against you or inconsistencies in witness testimony that could show that there is reasonable doubt a legitimate crime occured. If DNA evidence exists, then improper testing could bring this evidence into question. On a similar note, if police obtained any evidence against you illegally, then we can fight to have this evidence thrown out of court.
We want you to know that you have options and can fight back against sex crimes charges. Let us help you. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.