Sexual Battery by a Family Member or Custodial Authority

Proven Representation from Florida Sexual Battery Attorneys

Sexual battery by a family member or custodial authority is considered a highly punishable crime. If this crime occurs to a minor between the ages of 12 and 18, the perpetrator could face first degree felony charges and extremely harsh consequences. This crime is often covered in the news as occurring between a teacher and a student or a religious official and a member of their religion. Whatever the circumstances, the crime hinges on the perpetrator taking advantage of the trust and familiarity a victim has in order to coerce them or force them into having sex.

If you face these charges, you need the immediate representation of a trusted Florida sexual battery lawyer. Beginning your defense right away is the best strategy in pursuing a positive outcome. Without immediately addressing the issue, you may face harsh penalties, not to mention a ruined reputation. Musca Law has handled numerous cases like these and can capably walk you through what to expect in your circumstances. We strive to give our clients a voice in court and to protect their rights to the best of our ability. Backed by more than a century of combined experience, our firm is a force to be reckoned with.

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Penalties for Sexual Battery by a Family Member or Custodial Authority

Florida Statutes Chapter 794 states that sexual battery by a person of familial or custodial authority to a person who is between the ages of 12 and 18 is considered to be a first degree felony.

If convicted of this crime, you could receive the following penalties:

  • Up to 30 years' incarceration
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • If the victim is under the age of 12, you may face the possibility of life in prison

These charges carry severe, lifelong repercussions that go beyond fines and jail time. As a sex offender, you will have trouble gaining employment or housing and will most likely be unable to maintain both personal and business relationships.

Free Case Evaluations from Experienced Florida Sexual Battery Lawyers!

If you find yourself in these circumstances, it is crucial that you call our firm. We are more than happy to listen to your side of the story and begin an investigation into your case. We are available 24/7 to take calls and will quickly evaluate your case. Don't depend on your innocence or on pieces of evidence to save yourself. You need a skilled and experienced Florida sexual battery lawyer to effectively present your case to the court and fight for your voice to be heard.

Contact Musca Law for effective representation backed by more than a century of combined experience.

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