Sexual abuse, or molestation, is when a person forces themselves and undesired sexual behavior onto another. This term also covers any actions by an adult towards a child that stimulates the child or the adult sexually.Sexual Abuse Can Happen to Children and Adults
Sexual abuse can be many different things, making it a broad sex crime. In our decades of experience handling sexual abuse cases in Florida, sexual abuse often includes the following actions:
- Any sexual acts that are forced upon a person or child (nonconsensual), such as sexual assault or rape
- Unwelcome touching or fondling
- Kissing that is non consensual
- Revealing or exposing genitalia
- Exhibitionism or voyeurism
- Showing a child pornography
- Making verbal comments that have a sexual undertone to a minor
- Verbal sexual demands that are non consensual
- Being in a position of power, like a teacher, mentor, or coach, and using this authority to coerce a child into agreeing to sexual activity
- Certain types of sexual harassment can also constitute sexual abuse
A Florida sex crime lawyer at our firm can provide you with the experienced and results-driven legal counsel you need when facing charges of sexual abuse. The mere accusation of sexual abuse raises red flags amongst all around areas of your life such as your career, social circles, family and personal life and even your choice of residence. The accusation of sexual abuse is no minor offense and the only way to seek a positive outcome is to contact a top-notch sex crimes attorney immediately before you speak to anyone about the charges being brought against you.
Florida statutes order specific consequences for those found guilty of sexual abuse. These punishments include hefty fines, lengthy prison sentences, registration as a sexual offender and probation. Under a Florida specific law passed in 2005, the Jessica Lunsford Act, requires a mandatory 25 years to life sentence behind bars in prison for certain sex crimes committed against children under the age of 11 years old.We Pay Attention to the Details
While we cannot guarantee a certain outcome for your specific charges, we can promise to give your case the full attention it deserves by our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys. We will work closely with you and might utilize certain experts to help develop a legal strategy that will protect your rights and future interests. As trial lawyers, we will never back down from a fight and will push your case in front of a judge and jury when we feel that this option will best serve you.
Every case involving sexual abuse is different, but sometimes the first step is to work with the persecution to try and negotiate a plea bargain that will be a positive resolution. Prosecutors are not always willing to make fair offers, so we prepare every case for trial because sometimes this is the best option.Schedule a Free Consultation with Us Today - 866-608-5529
Don’t face the judge and your jurors alone. The first step you must take after an accusation is hiring a dedicated and talented attorney to analyze the strength of your case and put your worries to rest. Contact our firm today. We have the strong defense needed to reclaim your justice.