Sexual battery is more commonly referred to as rape, and in the state of Florida, its definition is a nonconsensual sexual act such as intercourse. A sexual battery charge is quite severe and a felony conviction can land the accused in state prison for up to life and lead to mandatory registration as a sex offender.
Have you been accused of sexual battery in the state of Florida? Do you have a loved one in custody or imprisoned for sexual battery? Our Florida Sexual Battery Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can lend you the helping hand you may need. Our lawyers have extensive backgrounds as former prosecutors and can supply you and your case with the knowledge, skill and dedication to reward you with an optimistic end result. Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your rights.Your Sexual Battery Defense
Once you contact our Florida Sexual Battery Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton, we can prepare the best defense for you based upon the charges and evidence being brought against you by state prosecutors. Our offices are able to perform independent investigations and have our own experts to dispute any physical evidence as well as the psychological conditions of witnesses. Our lawyers can prepare a unique defense based on all the facts of your case as a whole.
Sexual battery can consist of many different crimes that our offices assist with including:
If you are accused of sexual battery anywhere in the state of Florida, then you must be proactive. NEVER assume that because you are innocent that everything will just go back to normal once things are cleared up. You must take very deliberate actions to make sure that you have a strong defense. The following is a few things we recommending doing to best protect your rights and safeguard your future:
- DO NOT answer any questions without your lawyer present: If you are arrested and questioned by police, be cooperative and give them your name, address, DOB, and personal information, but DO NOT say anything pertaining to your arrest/charges until you have your legal counsel present. Everything you say to police can be used against you, so it is best to remain quiet until your attorney is there to make sure your rights are protected.
- Contact our Florida Sexual Battery Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton NOW: Time is of the essence in sex crimes cases, so you need to act fast in order to best protect yourself. We are available 24/7 to help you, so reach out to us anytime. You can contact us online or call us at 866-608-5529.
- Start documenting everything: From the moment you have been accused of sexual battery, are arrested, or believe you may be arrested soon, start documenting everything you know about the timeline of what is happening. Go through any emails, phone calls, or texts that may help you back your story up. Do not speak to anyone about the case at all - in person or through electronic communications. We definitely urge you to cut off contact immediately from your accuser.
- Think about any witnesses: Start making a list of possible people and their contact information that may be able to confirm your version of events or at least serve as character witnesses on your behalf.
If you were accused of sexual battery, a Florida sex crime attorney can help you fight your charges. Call 866-608-5529 or contact us online to find out how we can help with the sexual battery charges you are facing. We are available any time of day to provide you with the valuable service you need with your sex crime accusations.