Seminole and Volusia County Sex Crimes Attorney

A conviction for a sex offense in Seminole and Volusia County is detrimental. Even after the penalties of a conviction have passed, the scar associated with these type of charges could affect your life for a long duration of time - quite possibly forever. Therefore, it is significantly crucial that individuals who have been criminally accused of such an offense take a prompt effort to secure sound legal defense. When a strong, hard-hitting defense attorney is called to the scene early on, you stand the best chance of escaping conviction and the consequential penalties that go along with it.

From child pornography to internet sex crimes, any number of allegations can be made against a person who is suspected of some type of sexual offense. Especially in today's world, it has become all too common to make accusation of such a severe nature even when the actions do not warrant such allegations. For this reason, defendants who are facing sex offense charges in Florida need to act quickly and wisely. Only the right criminal defender will be able to successfully absolve you the accusations that have been made against you, effectively helping you avoid the consequences of formal conviction.

Statistics on Sexual Crimes

  • Every 2 minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted
  • Every year, there are about 207,754 victims of sexual assault
  • There are approximately 400,00 registered sex offenders in the United States
  • 61% of sex offenders have a prior record
  • 24% of the those serving time for rape and 19% are serving time for sexual assault while on probation at the time of arrest for rape or sexual assault
  • 28% of released rapist were rearrested within 3 years and charged for a new violent crime

Because of these high alarming statistics- courts like to see sex offenders put in jail. However, I believe you are innocent until proven guilty and being accused of a sex crime does not mean you are automatically guilty. Especially the situation of child abuse cases, false accusations can and do occur. Quite often a person can be maliciously accused by an ex- partner in a divorce or by a spiteful ex- girlfriend or vindictive family members.

If you secure the right criminal defense on your side, you can likely show that your accuser is lying or exaggerating or that he/she did not fully resist your advances.

One common sex crime accusation is date rape. A person can be convicted of the date rape if he/she had oral sex or sexual intercourse against the other person's will. Also, you could be charged with date rape if you did not stop in the act of having sex when the other partner wanted to.

Sex Crime Offender Registration

If you are convicted of a sex crime charge what is worse than a fine or even a prison sentence is the reality that your life will be forever changed once your name is placed on the state's sex offender registry. Registered sex offenders have to update their information annually.

For sex offender's life is forever affected by increased monitoring, a marred reputation and a mark on their criminal record.

Sex Crimes Defense in Seminole or Volusia County

Allegations of sexual misconduct are subject to extremely serious penalties and these crimes are generally punished more severely than any other offense except murder. Sexual misconduct is rarely witnessed by anyone other than the accuser and the accused. The risk of an innocent person being wrongfully convicted is generally higher in these cases. Since there usually are no witnesses to these offenses, the victim's credibility is at issue. In the appropriate cases, I will employ the services of a private investigator to try and establish a defense based on the untruthfulness of the victim.

Under Florida law, most felony sex offenses are counted as very serious crimes carrying the additional penalty of sex offender registration. The most important thing you can do for your future is to take your sex crime defense as seriously as I will. Contact my firm today to see how I can use my experience and uncompromising defense strategies to protect your future.