Sex Crimes Lawyer in Orlando
Statistics show that sex crimes are on the rise in Florida, and generally speaking, more than 12,000 people every year are charged with some sort of sex crime. Sex crimes can arise in several situations, and if you’ve been arrested and/or charged with such a crime in Florida, you need to begin the process of building your defense as soon as possible. Contact the lawyers and attorneys at Scott and Medling, P.A., today for a full consultation.
There are numerous types of sex crimes specified in the statutory code in Florida, and below are examples of them along with brief definitions.
Oral, anal or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object.
Child molestation can involve several acts, including sexual battery, false imprisonment and others.
Rape involves any sexual contact without the consent of the victim.
This charge results from a sex act with anyone under the age of 16, regardless of whether consent was present.
INTERNET SEX OFFENSES
These offenses can include enticing a child, sexual battery and/or rape by use of the Internet.
Lewd acts are those that shock the senses of a reasonable person, and an example would include exposing one’s sexual organs.
POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
This is charged when a defendant has any pornographic material containing children under the age of 16.
This charge is similar to lewd conduct, and involves the exposition of the defendant’s sexual organs to another.
FAILING TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER
If a person is convicted of a sex crime, he or she must follow all relevant registration requirements. If he or she fails to do so, that person will face additional criminal charges.
Any of these charges are serious in nature, and all of them would be considered felonies in regards to sentencing requirements. If you have been charged with any crime relating to the information above, the first thing you need to do is contact Scott and Medling, P.A. for a consultation.
An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to guide you through this stressful and sometimes-complicated process, and your future freedom will depend on your ability to properly defend yourself. Contact the firm today @ (407) 894-0052