Miami Sex Crime Attorney
Understanding Sex Registration in Florida
Sex crimes generally arise when violence is involved in a sexual act, when one party lacks consent to a sexual act, or when one party engaged in a sexual act with another who cannot legally provide consent. While some sex crimes are considered misdemeanors, many of them are felony offenses. A conviction in Florida not only results in a lengthy jail or prison sentence and costly fines, but also registration as a sexual offender—potentially for the rest of your life.
The sex crimes our firm handles include, but not limited to, the following:
- Rape – Also known as sexual battery in Florida, this sex crime occurs when a person has nonconsensual vaginal, anal, or oral contact with another individual using his/her sexual organ or an object.
- Aggravated sexual battery – This sex crime occurs when a person has nonconsensual vaginal, anal, or oral contact with another individual using his/her sexual organ or an object when one or more aggravating factors are involved (e.g. violence causing serious injury, retaliation, use of a drug, etc.).
- Statutory rape – This sex crime occurs when a person has unlawful sex with a minor.
- Lewd or lascivious acts – This sex crime occurs when one of the parties is younger than 16 years old. The four main types of lewd and lascivious sex crimes are lewd and lascivious battery, lewd and lascivious conduct, lewd and lascivious molestation, and lewd and lascivious exhibition.
Facing sex crime allegations in this day in age is agonizing, stressful, and frightening. Ever since the #MeToo movement, simply being accused of a sex crime can result in public humiliation that can result in significant damage to your personal life and professional reputation—before ever stepping foot inside a courtroom. However, you do not have to face such accusations alone.
The Law Office of Joel Defabio Sex Crime Legal Counsel
The state courts prosecute sex crimes aggressively, which is why our firm can provide effective and personalized legal solutions that are just as aggressive. Our criminal defense attorneys have tried hundreds of cases in Florida, giving us a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system to help you make the best decisions on your case.
At The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio, we have more than 35 years of legal experience protecting the rights, reputation, and future of clients facing a serious criminal offense, including sex crimes. Our Miami sex crime attorney can investigate your case, collect and analyze evidence, and determine if the police violated your constitutional rights or if there are weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you.
Call (305) 851-5581 to learn more about our legal services today.
Joel was especially great. I was able to meet with him when I needed to and he called me all the time to give me an update. Really professional lawyer and team.- Emilia
I was represented by Mr. Joel DeFabio, and I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney. The staff is excellent as well. I am glad I found them. Excellent team in general, I highly recommend them.- Hilario
It was a pleasure working with Mr. DeFabio and his legal team. Remarkable work ethic and superior legal knowledge. It was a very pleasant experience having them on my team.- Former Client
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CHARGES DISMISSED Assault of a Federal Officer
ALL CHARGES WERE DISMISSED Charged with refusing to comply
NOT GUILTY Conspiracy
CHARGES DISMISSED Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
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