Florida law provides for harsh penalties for any person convicted of a sexually motivated crime. Perhaps the most devastating requirement is that the individual register on as a sexual offender on Florida's predator's list. Often these cases are based solely on an accusation made by another person without any physical evidence to support the accusation. False accusations are common especially in cases involving a custody battle by parents going through a divorce.
The internet is playing a role in the prosecution of sex crimes including sexual battery, crimes against children, pornography, lascivious conduct, lewd conduct, solicitation, prosecution, rape and statutory rape. Obtaining a criminal defense attorney quickly after an accusation is often the best protection. Never speak to any law enforcement officer about any sex crime allegation, even if the charges are completely unfounded.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC are experienced in representing men and women charged with sexually motivated crimes throughout Brevard County, Florida, and the surrounding areas in Sanford in Seminole County and Orlando in Orange County, Florida.
All sex crimes or sexual abuse offenses are punishable by severe consequences, including a requirement that you register as a "sex offender" for the rest of your life. Our Melbourne sexual abuse lawyers handle the following sex crime cases in Brevard County, Florida:
Accusations of sex crimes or sexual abuse against any child or juvenile lead to drastically enhanced penalties. Act quickly to protect your rights after such an allegation. Hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer is a decision that could possibly determine the difference between your freedom and a lasting imprisonment term including being registered as a sexual offender throughout your lifespan.
If you are being charged with a sexual crime and you are contacted a law enforcement agency and/or the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in regards to an allegation of sexual battery, sexual assault, sexual abuse, child abuse, lewd or lascivious conduct, or others forms of alleged sexual misconduct, you should speak with a competent Brevard County criminal attorney prior to releasing any statements.
Sex crime penalties provided for sex offenses by the State of Florida are exceptionally harsh. Occasionally, sex crime offenders may be denied bond if arrested. Once you are accused of a sexual crime it is important to understand that you will have a single opportunity to defend yourself, contact the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC today. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC, we are skilled in representing and defending clients against sex crimes allegations throughout Brevard County and the surrounding areas in central Florida.
Sex crimes convictions are punishable by two types of serious penalties:
Penalties for even a misdemeanor sex crime, such as indecent exposure, may be jail time of less than a year or probation, fines and community service. Penalties for a felony sex crimes, such as aggravated sexual assault, can result in a long prison term followed by a lifetime of being a registered sex offender. If your job requires a special license or a security clearance, you may find that your job will be impacted by a sex crime conviction.
Our Melbourne criminal defense attorneys will evaluate the evidence and details of your case. In the process of preparing a defense strategy for you, we may also inspect the psychological concerns affecting you.
We strive to minimize the consequences of your sex crime charge or conviction to get the best possible outcome, given the facts of your case. The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC handles Sex Crimes & Sexual Abuse in Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.