Sex Crimes in Florida: Examples

Sex crimes is the encompassing classification of any sexual encounter that lacks consent from the victim, and or includes violent acts. It is also important to note that any type of sexual act with a child is considered a sex crime, because anyone under the age of 17 lacks the legal capacity of consenting to a sexual act.

Sex crimes are usually very delicate, since there isn’t only the possibly of the accused going to jail, there is also the chance of having to register as a sex offender, which can have detrimental consequences in an individual’s life by affecting their job, housing, and social interactions in general.

That is why if you or a loved one are being accused or investigated for a sexual crime you should contact us immediately to schedule your free consultation. Our Criminal Defense Attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience successfully defending all sorts of sex offense allegations in the State of Florida. We will listen to your side of the story, gather all the facts and craft a defense strategy suited to your specific situation.

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There are basically three broad categories when it comes to sex crimes:

Sexual Crimes Involving Violence and Lack of Consent

These types of offenses are sadly very common, the key word in these types of situations is “consent”. If the victim says “no”, or screams, or moves their head from side-to-side, these are all ways to not agree with what’s happening. Some of the most common crimes that fall in this category are:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Battery
  • Rape
  • Statutory Rape

Crimes Involving Children

Anyone under the age of 17 lacks legal consent in the State of Florida, so any type of sexual act with a minor is considered a sex crime. The most common charges in this category include:

  • Child molestation
  • Lewd and lascivious acts against a child
  • Child pornography
  • Traveling to meet a minor

Sex Crimes in Public Places

This includes acts that are committed in a public space, there are a range of different offenses that fall into this category:

As you can see this is an extremely complex topic, and if you or your loved one find themselves in a situation where you are being accused of sex crime, don’t waste anytime and call us right away. This could be an extremely delicate situation and having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, is always the best course of action. We offer free initial consultation and payment plans. In addition to our Orlando location, we have offices in the following cities across the state of Florida:

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