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Miami Federal Sex Crime Attorney

Charged in federal court?

Any criminal accusations regarding a sex crime are dangerous, but when you are charged in federal court, the penalties in a conviction are much more severe. Any sex crime that includes illegal actions involving the communications systems such as mail, the internet, or crosses state boundaries immediately comes under the jurisdiction of the federal criminal justice system.

Title 18 of the United States Code names the sex crimes that will be charged in federal court, which include those involving obscenity. Mailing obscene matter, importation of obscene matter, sending mail with indecent matter that is visible on envelopes or wrappers, and other pornography offenses, including transferring obscene material to minors (under 16 years of age) are all federal sex crimes.

When the case involves child pornography that has been sold, transmitted, or produced, the penalties can include up to 10 years in federal prison on each charge. Those that have a prior sex crime conviction can have their sentence increased to 20 years in a federal conviction.

Understanding Federal Sex Crime Charges and Penalties

Sexual abuse can also be filed at the federal level, and these are cases in which an individual crosses a state line intending to engage in sexual activities with a child under 12 years old, or engages in a sexual act with a minor between the ages of 12 and 16 when the perpetrator is 4 years or more older than the victim . Aggravated sexual abuse would include using force, kidnapping, the individual was rendered unconscious, administered a drug or other intoxicant that impairs their ability to resist, or has placed them in fear that injury or harm will take place if they don't submit.

The penalties imposed by the court can range from 15 - 30 years in federal prison . Those with prior offense will face a potential penalty of 35 - 50 years. The firm has the experience in federal court and at trial that is necessary when you future freedom is so seriously at risk.

The firm represents those charged with federal sex crimes of all types, including:

The Importance of Retaining Experienced Defense Counsel

Federal and state task forces are heavily focused on identifying those involved in sex offenses through the use of the internet, in luring a child for the purpose of a sex act, such as child enticement or solicitation of a child for sex, or in the transmission of child pornography. They are on duty 24/7 posing as children on internet chat rooms, looking for those that are seeking to engage in sex acts with children.

If you are facing any federal sex crime charges related to the use of the internet, it is imperative that you have a seasoned trial attorney with a proven record fighting for your defense. The early involvement of the firm can be crucial with regard to the charges against you and how they will proceed. Negotiations with the prosecutor can mean the difference between 10, 20 or 30 years in federal prison and other sentencing alternatives.

Attorney Michael Mirer has garnered a reputation in the legal community as a talented criminal defense attorney with the trial skills you will need if you are caught in the federal criminal justice system. Contact a Miami federal sex crime defense lawyer from our firm at once if you are facing federal charges related to a sex crime.

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