Sex crimes in the state of Florida carry severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and registration as a sex offender. At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., our Seminole County criminal defense lawyers have 25 years of collective experience proudly representing clients in a variety of sex crime cases in Seminole, Orange, and Volusia Counties.
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The penalty for lewd and lascivious acts typically includes prison sentences of up to 15 years, and unlawful sexual acts with a minor generally incur prison sentences of five to 15 years. Sexual battery and rape charges carry harsher penalties, including a minimum of nine years up to a life sentence in prison. Other penalties involve sex offender probation, sex offender registration, and in some cases commitment to a civil commitment facility after fulfilling a criminal prison sentence.
Florida enacted the “Romeo and Juliet” Law in 2007. This law provides an option for certain defendants to avoid having to register as a sex offender due to consensual sexual acts with a minor. At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., our Seminole County criminal defense attorneys are available 24/7 to help answer your questions and discuss your options for seeking a favorable solution.
In the end, the judge has discretion when deciding who is eligible for the Romeo and Juliet law. For a variety of sexual crime charges, we can passionately investigate the incident and work hard to defend you in court. Our Seminole County criminal defense lawyers are respected in the community and possess a thorough knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to sex crimes.
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