Teen Facing 15 Years for Sex Offense – Lewd & Lascivious Sexual BatteryFOUND NOT GUILTY BY JURY!
An under-age female accused the Defendant of soliciting and encouraging her to engage in sexual activity. Defendant was charged with Lewd & Lascivious Battery; Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Person Under Sixteen. If convicted, the Defendant faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, as well as being declared a sexual offender and forced to comply with sexual offender registration laws throughout Florida and the US. RESULT: After completing all pretrial discovery, the Defense was determined to successfully win the case. The Attorney proceeded to challenge the evidence and took the case to trial. After rigorous cross-examination of the State’s witness, our experienced trial attorney was able to convince the jury to return a NOT GUILTY verdict. Our client is eligible to have his charges expunged.