Rape & Sexual Battery Defense Attorney to Fight your South Florida Charge

a woman, who is a rape and Sexual battery victim, sits behind a blurry glass windowWe know facing Rape or Sexual Battery charges in Florida can feel overwhelming. Rossen Law Firm is here to listen to your story and help guide you through the criminal process while aggressively defending your freedoms.

 

What is a Rape or Sexual Battery Crime in Florida? 

The crime of Sexual Battery, more commonly known as rape, is committed when a person has non-consensual oral, anal, or vaginal contact with another person using their sexual organ or an object.

In addition to the standard crime of Sexual Battery, there are several enhanced forms of Sexual Battery that can be committed in Florida (FLA. STAT. § 847.0135 (2019)

 

CONSEQUENCES OF SEXUAL BATTERY CRIME IN FLORIDA

Sexual Battery is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of sex offender probation, and a $10,000 fine. If convicted, you could be looking at a minimum of about 7 years in a Florida state prison.

 

Sexual Battery is assigned a Level 8 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. The minimum sentence for a conviction is 7 ¾ years in prison followed by at least 2 years of sex offender probation.

 

SEXUAL BATTERY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA

If you’re facing a sexual battery charge - you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and professional defense to sexual battery and rape charges in South Florida.

 

You do not want to face sexual battery charges on your own. The stakes are high with prison time and sex offender registration as potential consequences if convicted.  We are here to listen, not judge, and to answer any burning questions you have.

 

Get in touch with us if you’re facing sexual battery or rape charges in Fort Lauderdale or South Florida. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you, and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to ruin your life - and we’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t. 

 

Rape and Sexual Battery Defenses in Florida

  • False Allegations: Sometimes, accusers make allegations that are not true out of spite, jealousy, manipulation, or coercion. If the alleged victim’s accusations are untrue, this could be used as a basis for defense.
  • Consent: Consent is a defense to an accusation of sexual assault or battery, but only if the consent was found to be intelligently, knowing, and voluntarily made. This means that if a victim says they were unknowingly drugged or too intoxicated to consent, a jury could find that they did not consent to the sexual activity voluntarily. The victim also has to be legally able to give consent.
  • Diminished Capacity: The defendant may have had diminished capacity or mental instability at the time of the offense; a possible defense is that the defendant did not have the intention or mental state to commit the crime. 

Free Rape Sexual Battery Criminal Defense Strategy Session in Fort Lauderdale 

We handle all sorts of Rape and  Sexual battery cases throughout all of South Florida. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a personalized and aggressive defense to your criminal sex crime charges. 

 

We offer FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result on your case for you.

 

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