Charged with Sexual Abuse?
Reach out to a Miami criminal defense attorney!
sex crimes such as sexual assault is charged as a felony, the degree depending on
the circumstances of the crime. Sexual abuse is also known as sexual battery
and includes rape and all forced sexual contact, not to mention circumstances
when the victim is physically unable to give consent. You face severe
penalties if you have been charged with sexual abuse, which means you
should speak right away with a Miami criminal defense attorney to defend
you from a conviction.
Rothman & Associates, P.A. is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® because
we put client needs first at all times. Lead Attorney Rothman is even a Board Certified Criminal
Trial Lawyer meaning he has exceptional training in Florida criminal law
and the experience to outmaneuver the prosecution. Our firm stands ready
to provide high-quality representation no matter what you have been accused of.
You Face Serious Penalties for a Sexual Abuse Conviction
As mentioned, penalties for sexual abuse depend on the circumstances of
the case, especially the ages of the respective parties. It is up to your
Miami sex crimes attorney to argue for your innocence or to push for a
reduction in your charges.
Penalties for sexual abuse in Florida are as follows:
- If the offender is at least 18 and victim is under 12, penalties include
a fine and/or life in prison, possibly the death penalty
- If the offender is at least 18 and the victim is 12 or older, penalties
include a fine and/or up to 30 years in prison
- If the offender is under 18 and the victim is 12 or younger, penalties
include a fine and/or up to 40 years in prison
Penalties for the accused who does not use physical force or violence can
be charged with a second degree felony which carries a fine/and or up
to five years in prison.
We Provide Stellar Legal Defenses
Regardless of your charges, you have a right to a legal defense which our
Miami criminal defense lawyer can provide you with. The most common defense
to sexual abuse is that the contact was consensual.
Consent is one of the more difficult pieces of a case to prove and if we
can establish doubt as to your accusations by discrediting the prosecution’s
case against you, we may be able to have your charges dropped.
Rothman & Associates, P.A. provides the professional and trusted representation
you would expect from a criminal defense specialist. We understand what
it takes to beat your charges so work with us today!
Begin your defense by speaking with the firm during a free consultation—(305) 570-4439!