Sex with a Minor Lawyers in Orlando
Helping You Navigate the Criminal Justice System in Orange County (Winter Park, Maitland, Wintergarden, & Apopka)
Being charged with sex with a minor can mean a lengthy prison sentence and registration as a sex offender or sexual predator. This may be called sexual assault, sexual battery of a minor, or lewd and lascivious battery, depending upon the ages of the two persons. If you have been accused of a sex crime against a child, you still have constitutional rights. Keep in mind that everything you say to an investigator can be used against you and can affect your defense.
You are innocent until proven guilty, and it is vital that you do not say anything to a police officer or to a prosecutor until you have discussed your case with an attorney.
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Penalties For Statutory Rape in Florida
Any hint of sexual activity with a minor is repugnant in this country. Sex crimes that involve children carry harsh penalties in Florida. Travelling to other countries to engage in sexual activity with minors, known as sexual tourism, is a federal crime and must be defended in a federal court. Our firm provides criminal defense in a wide range of sex crime cases, including those involving child pornography, rape, and internet sex crimes.
As most know, the age of consent is 18. In addition, any minors aged 16 or 17 can consent to intercourse with another individual up to the age of 24. If this occurs, the adult cannot be penalized (unless the minor is disabled). However, if anyone 18 or older has non-consensual sex with a minor, they are liable to have charges filed against them.
If convicted of statutory rape in Florida, you may be facing penalties such as:
- Maximum prison sentences of 15 years or more
- Thirty-year prison sentences for those who have been convicted twice previously
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No matter how bleak the situation may seem to you, there are always defenses a skilled defense lawyer at Ali & Blankner can use that may result in a dismissal, reduction of charges, or a lessening of penalties. The sooner you talk to us, the sooner we can get to work on investigating your case and building a powerful defense. We have over 85 years of combined legal experience, with many of those years spent as prosecutors. This experience can be a great advantage to you during your case. For a free initial consultation with a skilled lawyer, call our office.
Have you been charged with having sex with a minor? Contact an attorney at our firm to discuss your defense strategy.
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