St. Petersburg Sex Crime Lawyers
Sex crimes are any criminal offenses related to illegal sexual acts or
sexual abuse. This can range from indecent exposure all the way to forcible
rape. No sex crime charge is minor – even the slightest accusation
could lead to mandatory registration as a sex offender, a requirement
that will ruin a person's lifestyle and reputation, not to mention
their future employment and financial opportunities.
A sex crime accusation alone could lead to a ruined reputation, even when
the charges are without merit. Many supposed victims of sex crimes will
bring up an unfounded accusation due to jealousy, anger or revenge. That
is why retaining a criminal defense lawyer immediately is essential. It
is the job of your attorney to expose such intentions and clear your name.
Types of Sex Crimes
Sex crimes can include a variety of offenses, including:
- Sexual abuse
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd and lascivious conduct
- Child molestation
- Statutory rape
All charges carry a mandatory registration as a sex offender and can include
fines and prison sentences ranging from only a few months to 25 years
or more, depending upon the severity of the charge and whether it is a
multiple offense. Our Florida attorneys, who have experience dealing with
sex crime charges are to protect your reputation and stay out of prison.
Particularly due to the emotional and sensitive nature of a sex crime
charge, a jury may be too shocked to understand or listen to what the
defense is trying to convey. When working with the experienced
criminal defense lawyers at LeavenLaw, we will work hard to make sure you do not experience
this prejudice. Our staff will treat you with respect and our attorneys
know what it takes to get your message through to the jury.