Sexual Tourism in Florida

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Sexual tourism is the act of traveling over the state or national border in order to engage in sexual activity with minors as defined by the law (under the age of eighteen). Sexual tourism is considered a serious sex crime in the United States. As a whole, our country has laws in place to prosecute citizens who engage in this activity. According to the sexual tourism laws in the United States, arranging for, or enabling a person to have sex with a minor outside of the country's boundaries is a crime punishable by law. Any person who knowingly procures or provides a facility or a means of travel for a person to participate in sexual tourism is also punishable under U.S. law.

Whether you have been charged with sexual tourism or charged with aiding in sexual tourism, you face severe penalties. In order to reduce your charges or dismiss them altogether, you will need the skill and experience of a capable Florida sex crime attorney. Musca Law's team of legal professionals shares more than a century of collective legal experience and is more than ready to fight on your behalf.

With free case evaluations and 24/7 availability, you have nothing to lose by calling our firm at (888) 497-0216 today!

Sexual Tourism Penalties in Florida

PROTECT Act and Operation Predator has ensured that sexual tourism is met with stiff penalties on both state and federal levels. Even if you did not set out traveling with the intent of having sexual relations with a minor, you will be charged with sexual tourism if you participate in a non-premeditated sexual encounter with a minor while abroad. The penalties for sexual tourism for first time offenders is a minimal prison sentence of five years, with a maximum of thirty years for cases involving minors that are not children.

In cases where the minor is under the age of fourteen, the prison sentence may be much longer. There are also fees involved with sexual tourism charges, and heavy ones at that. Depending on the case, you may also be considered a sex offender and be required to register with the Florida state sex offender data base each year on your birthday for the remainder of your life. For repeat offenders of sexual tourism, there is a mandatory punishment of life in prison for sex offenses against minor children.

Defense against Sexual Tourism in the State of Florida

If you have been accused of sexual tourism, it is important that you do not take the charge lightly. Sexual tourism is a very serious crime, and if convicted you could be looking at equally serious penalties. In this situation, it is imperative that you contact a Florida sex crimes attorney for defense.

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