You never thought it would happen to you or your loved one - being arrested for a sex crime. Due to the societal scorn that often comes with such an arrest, it isn't just the person arrested who suffers on a professional and personal level, but also family members, friends, and anyone who associates with them. How do you restore your reputation and prove your innocence against such serious charges?
It can seem like the world is against you and that there's no hope when you're charged with a sex crime; however, this couldn't be further from the truth. You are innocent until proven guilty and have the legal right to a fair trial and quality legal representation. At Musca Law, our Florida sex crime lawyers have decades of experience guiding individuals through the complexities of a sex crime arrest. We make defending your rights and building a solid defense on your behalf our priority so that your side of the story is heard and effectively conveyed.
Defending against Sex Crime Allegations
In many sex crime cases, it's one person's word against another's. Depending on the circumstances, evidence may be limited or nonexistent, in which case the freedom and finances of your future rely heavily on he-said, she-said. Your attorney will not only focus on the weaknesses of the prosecution's arguments, but will also highlight your productive role in society as well as your intentions. Whether a misunderstanding, false accusations, or you being in the wrong place at the wrong time led to your arrest, an experienced lawyer will put the odds in your favor when developing an effective defense that emphasizes why the charges should be dropped or reduced.
Penalties You Want to Avoid
While the severity of the penalties you face if convicted correlate with the severity of the charges being held against you, any type of sex crime charge is a serious matter. Depending on whether your charges involve alleged sex crimes against a child, adult, or employee, or involve assault, battery, weapons, or drugs, you may face more severe penalties. Steep fines, lengthy prison or jail sentences, probation, and parole are all serious and life-altering. However, sex offender registration is perhaps the most daunting effect of a sex crime conviction because of its influence on a person's life beyond these other penalties. Sex offender registration influences where an individual lives, who hires them, what they can do, and where they can go.
Understanding Complex Sex Crime Laws
Because sex crime laws are so intricate, a person may commit a sex crime without even knowing that he or she is breaking the law. Similarly, an individual who accuses someone else of a sex crime may do so falsely and while unaware of the detrimental penalties he or she may cause the innocent person to suffer if they're not properly defended.
Whether you or someone you care about are facing Florida sex crime charges for obscenity, child pornography, lewdness, indecent exposure, sexual battery, rape, prostitution, or any other criminal act, the stakes may be high against you, but it doesn't mean you've lost.
Prepared to Defend Your Rights
A Florida sex crime attorney at Musca Law knows that your freedom is on the line. Our lawyers work fast and efficiently to build an effective defense so that our clients can put their charges behind them and move on with their lives. We have been defending people's rights for decades. Because we've been down this road before, we know what to expect and are prepared to effectively handle the unexpected. Call us today at (800) 687-2252 for a free and confidential consultation.
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