Common Questions: Miami Sex Crimes
If you are charged with a
sex crime in Miami-Dade, it's critical that you retain the defense of an experienced attorney
as soon as possible. Michael Mirer has defended hundreds of clients against
serious criminal charges, and he can fight for your rights in court. To
learn more about your defense options, read answers to common questions
about sex crimes and contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation.
What sex crimes are charged federally?
Any sex crime that involves the transmission or distribution of
child pornography through the media, whether by mail, internet, cell phone, courier or other
means, or across state lines by any form of transportation will involve
the federal government and all of its resources. Crimes involving
human trafficking are also charged federally. If you are facing federal sex crime charges,
a Miami sex crime defense attorney from our firm without delay. You need
your defense attorney moving forward with your defense strategy immediately.
If I am arrested for a sex crime what are my rights?
You always have the right to remain silent until you give it up. You are
strongly advised to consult with a qualified attorney first. If you decide
to answer questions you should realize that what you say can be used against
you, even a joke that you make. You can stop answering questions at any
time and ask for an attorney. You have the right to have an attorney present
when answering questions and can consult with your attorney before answering
any question. You are strongly advised to consult competent legal counsel
before you decide to break silence.
Do I need an attorney if I suspect I am being investigated for a sex crime
but I haven't been arrested?
Before charges are actually decided upon a skilled Miami sex crime lawyer
could possibly provide facts that may be overlooked by investigators which
can change the course of an investigation or get it dropped or which may
result in a less serious charge being filed. In many cases early intervention
by an experienced sex crime defense attorney can lead to a better case outcome.
Can a person who has been convicted of a sex crime work with children?
This entirely depends upon the crime for which the person was convicted.
The best thing to do is ask your probation officer or experienced legal
counsel. Those who have been convicted of a federal sex crime are going
to be facing very severe repercussions. Never proceed without skilled
legal representation from our firm if you are facing federal sex crime
charges. Many sex crimes charged in federal court can lead to decades
in prison. Those involving children can be punishable by life in prison
for certain offenses.
Where does a sex offender register?
A person who is still on probation or parole communicates with the Department
of Corrections otherwise registration is done at a Sheriff's Office.
Can I represent myself if I am charged with a sex crime?
An individual always has the right to speak and act in his own defense.
A prosecutor goes to trial frequently, understands the law, the court
system , rules of evidence and court procedures and has the resources
of the state or federal government to call upon to support their case.
Representing yourself or having an inexperienced defense lawyer is dangerous
in any such case. Being represented by an experienced sex crime lawyer
who is also a highly skilled litigator is a considerable advantage when
facing the possibility of a conviction which could drastically affect
your future. If you have questions about a specific case or need help
with your defense call the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. for assistance.
If you are facing any sex offense charge in southern Florida,
contact a Miami sex crime attorney at the firm who is ready to help.