Coconut Grove, FL – Attorney Accused of Raping Woman He Met Outside Bar

December 22, 2018

Coconut Grove, FL (December 22, 2018) – An attorney is facing a sexual battery charge after police say that he raped a woman that he met outside of a bar in Coconut Grove.

33-year-old David Carnright was arrested on Friday, December 21st.  The City of Miami Police allege that Carnright was at the Sandbar Grill around 2:30 am on March 2nd, where he met the victim.  The two traded phone numbers before both ended up inside Carnright’s white BMW.   In the BMW, Carnright is accused of pulling down his pants and placing the woman’s hand on him, forcing her to perform a sexual act.  Arrest documents then go into detail regarding an alleged rape.

In addition to witness statements, detectives reviewed phone conversations between the woman and Carnright after the alleged incident in which the exchange of money was discussed.  At a court appearance, a judge ordered Carnright held on a $10,000 bond and revoked his passport.

Carnright works as an insurance attorney.  His law firm had no comment.

Miami Sexual Assault Laws

Sexual battery in Florida is a second-degree felony that carries up to 15 years in prison along with a Coconut Grove, FL - Attorney Accused of Raping Woman He Met Outside Barfine of $10,000.  Additionally, a person convicted of sexual battery faces 15 years of registration on the sex offender registry.  A conviction for sexual battery may also require a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 3/4 years in prison unless there are grounds for downward departure under Florida law.

It is clear that being charged with a Miami sex crime can have tremendous consequences on both your life and your career.  In many sex crime cases, there is no physical evidence of the crime itself.  The case then usually turns on the credibility of the accuser and the accused.  In these types of cases, it is important to conduct a full investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations.  Each year, many people are wrongfully accused of sex crimes that they did not commit.

At Musca Law, our Florida sex crimes attorneys stand ready to defend you when everything is on the line.  With over 150 years of combined legal experience, we bring the best to each case.  For your free consultation, please call us at 800-687-2252.

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