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Experienced Defense Against Sex Crime Charges in Florida

The state of Florida has harsh penalties for those convicted of sex crimes. One of the most life-altering consequences of a conviction is mandatory registration as a sexual offender on Florida’s sex offender list. This list is public, meaning it can be viewed by anyone—a potential employer, a landlord, a neighbor, even friends and family members. As such, the consequences of a conviction extend far beyond any jail time and fines you may also face.

Many cases are based solely on accusations, rather than physical evidence of a crime. It is not uncommon for divorcing parents involved in contentious custody battles to levy false accusations. Additionally, the internet has played and continues to play a major role in many sex crimes cases, including those involving rape, statutory rape, pornography, child pornography, crimes against children, lewd and/or lascivious conduct, prostitution, solicitation, and more.

If you are facing charges for a sexually motivated crime, contact The Law Offices of Bryan J. McCarthy as soon as possible. It is crucial that you speak to an experienced Melbourne sex crimes attorney who can help you understand your rights and work to defend your freedom. At our firm, we assist clients in Melbourne and throughout Brevard County.

Call (321) 248-7742 or contact us online for a free, confidential case evaluation.

What are the Penalties for Sex Crimes in Florida?

Just as there are many different types of offense that fall under the umbrella of sex crimes, there are many different penalties that you may face if you are convicted.

Criminal penalties for sex crimes in Florida may include:

  • Jail time
  • Imprisonment in a Florida state prison
  • Fines
  • Court costs and other fees
  • Probation (“Community Control conditions”)
  • Mandatory sex offender registration
  • Sex offender counseling

In addition to criminal penalties, you may face a number of societal consequences if you are convicted of a sex crime. These offenses carry an enormous stigma and registration on the state’s sex offender list may inhibit your ability to secure employment, find housing, see your children, and/or take part in certain activities.

Why Choose Bryan J. McCarthy For Your Defense?

Regardless of whether you have been accused of a misdemeanor sexual offense or are facing felony sex crime charges, it is imperative that you do not speak to law enforcement, the Department of Children and Families (DCF), or anyone else about your allegations. Even if the allegations are completely unfounded, it is absolutely in your best interest to exercise your right to remain silent until you have contacted a criminal defense attorney. Penalties for sex crimes—even misdemeanor offenses—are exceptionally harsh in Florida. If arrested, you may even be denied bond. Do not discuss your allegations with anyone other than an attorney.

With more than a decade of experience, our Melbourne sex crimes lawyer can help you build a solid defense and work to aggressively protect your rights. We have extensive experience handling all types of sex crimes cases, including those involving allegations of rape, statutory rape, sexual assault/battery, molestation, child pornography, solicitation and/or prostitution, lewd and lascivious conduct, juvenile sexual offense, and internet sex crimes.

We understand how to use both time-tested and innovative defense strategies in our efforts to have your charges reduced or dropped. Our attorney evaluates each case on an individual basis, working to determine if your rights were violated, if any evidence is inadmissible, or if there is evidence of false accusations. Regardless of your situation, we are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and aggressively advocate for you.

Call our office at (321) 248-7742 or contact us online for a free case evaluation with our Melbourne sex crimes defense attorney.