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 to consent to a sexual act.
Sex crimes are usually very delicate since there isn’t only the possibility of the accused going to jail, but 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 100 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.
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 keyword 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
- 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:
If you or your loved one find themselves in a situation where you are being accused of Sex crimes, call us right away at 407-930-8912 to speak with a qualified legal professional or fill out the contact form on this page. We’re available 24/7, 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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