Statutory Rape Lawyers in Florida

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In the state of Florida, statutory rape is defined as the act of taking advantage of a victim who is (a) under the age of eighteen years old or (b) mentally disabled, if the perpetrator of the act is of the age of eighteen years or older. If convicted of statutory rape, you can face a number of penalties. These penalties include lengthy prison sentences, substantial fees and being required to register in the state Sex Offender registry where the public is able to track your movements.

Musca Law is a firm believer in the principal of innocence until guilt is proven. We are professional Florida statutory rape attorneys, and will work with you to present you in the best possible light in court. We understand that a statutory rape claim can ruin both your professional and personal life. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.

With 150 years of collective experience, our attorneys are capable of handling your defense. Call (888) 497-0216 today for more information about your legal options.

The Penalties for Statutory Rape in Florida

Statutory rape is no less serious of a charge than rape, carrying its own penalties that can affect your life in a wide variety of manners. In the state of Florida, there are a number of penalties for statutory rape.

Any person found guilty of the crime of statutory rape may face the following punishments:

  • A minimum 15 year prison sentence
  • A second degree felony conviction (can affect your ability to land employment)
  • Repeat offenders, or habitual offenders (those who have had more than one offense, or a string of offenses, even if they are all tried in a single case) will serve a minimum of fifteen years in prison, with a maximum of life in prison
  • Mandatory registration with the state Sex Offender data base for life

Defenses for Statutory Rape Cases

No longer is the ignorance of the victim's age a proper defense for a statutory rape case. Being tricked, forced or tempted in to sexual conduct with the victim is not a proper defense either. But that does not mean if you are innocent of the charge that you are without defense; there are proper defenses in Florida for a true statutory rape case.

Fight Your Statutory Rape Charge with a Free Case Evaluation!

If you are being charged with statutory rape in the state of Florida, it is important that you refrain from speaking to any law officers without your Florida statutory rape lawyer present. Officers will often work to coerce information from defendants in order to solidify their case. Your best defense is a silent outlook until your Florida statutory rape attorney is available. In court, our Florida statutory rape lawyers will defend your case aggressively, working our hardest to have your statutory rape charges reduced or all together dropped.

If you are currently being accused of statutory rape, contact us and we will review your case. Once we have reviewed your case, we will contact you and let you know what it is we can do for you.

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