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
  • Rape
  • Indecent exposure
  • Lewd and lascivious conduct
  • Prostitution
  • 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.