Sexual Assault Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight your South Florida Charge
We know facing Sexual Assault charges can feel overwhelming, but Rossen Law Firm is here to help guide you through the legal process and provide an aggressive defense to protect you, your rights and your future.
What is a Sexual Assault Crime in Florida?
The crime of Sexual Battery is committed when a person has non-consensual oral, anal, or vaginal contact with another person using their sexual organ or an object (FLA. STAT. § 794.011 (2019).
Because of the significant and potentially long-term consequences a victim of sexual assault or abuse can face - and the public pressure associated with sex crimes convictions -the penalties for this crime have increased over time.
Sexual assault is considered a felony, even when the act was only attempted and not committed. The most serious consequence a person faces is imprisonment for a number of years or even life in prison is possible if you’re convicted of a serious sexual assault crime.
CONSEQUENCES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CRIMES IN FLORIDA
Sexual Assault can be charged as a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of sex offender probation, and a $10,000 fine.
Sexual Assault can also be charged as a capital or life felony with the possibility of life imprisonment and fines up to $15,000 in Florida, depending on the details of the crime.
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 ASSAULT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA
If you’re facing a sexual assault charge - you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and professional defense to sexual assault allegations and charges.
You do not want to face sexual assault charges on your own. We are here to listen, not judge, and to answer any burning questions that we know you will have. If you’re facing charges, or even if the police have called you to ask you questions about a sexual assault case, please reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible, so you can have the best possible defense from the beginning of your case.
Get in touch with us if you’re facing sexual battery charges. 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.
Sexual Assault 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 Sexual Assault Criminal Defense Strategy Session in Fort Lauderdale
We handle sexual assault cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a personalized and aggressive defense to your criminal charges to help protect your future.
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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HOW WE WIN SEX CRIME CASES IN FLORIDA
- False Rape accusation cleared in South Florida before the false charges were officially filed against the defendant.