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Summary of Statutory Rape Cases in Florida

Statutory rape charges, or Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor, are filed against an individual who is over the age of 24 and is accused of having sex with a minor aged 16 or 17 years of age, even when the act was consensual, or when the two parties were involved in a relationship. A defense that involves the young person who had lied about their age before the sex act took place will not be allowed in court. This poses great difficulty for any person who honestly believed that the individual involved was over 18 years of age. Although not considered a violent crime, the penalties for statutory rape remain very se vere in Florida.

Statutory Rape Charges and Penalties

Statutory rape is punishable 5 - 15 years in state prison. A convicted person will be required to register as a sex offender and face serious challenges with regard to future employment, housing and other restrictions. If you are accused of the crime of statutory rape, it is absolutely critical that you contact a Miami sex crimes defense lawyer immediately after your arrest.

These cases can be initiated by a parent or other person who is aware of a relationship between two parties and are offended by it or want to bring it to an end. An accusation of statutory rape can cost you your job, your family and your standing in the community. If you have been accused of statutory rape the stress and uncertainty can be overwhelming, particularly considering the potential prison sentence you could face if convicted. The Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. will aggressively fight for your rights, your reputation and your future.

Why hire a Miami statutory rape lawyer?

Nothing is more heartbreaking than being accused of a sex crime. Even if the allegations brought against you are not true, the mere rumor of an accusation can ruin your reputation and drastically affect your future. The reason it is so important to fight against such accusations is because of the harsh sentences given to convicted sex offenders. Besides a jail or prison sentence, fines may also be required. Not only that, but for the rest of your life, you will be placed on a sex offender registry. This public record will be available to everyone and will prevent you from securing some types of employment.

If you were accused of statutory rape or any other sex crime, please contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. as soon as possible. As a former prosecutor, he has experience on both sides of the court room. This gives his clients an edge during their trial and could make all the difference in their case. With experience in defending allegations of child pornography, indecent exposure, prostitution, and sexual battery and rape, you can be confident that our award-winning Miami criminal attorney can handle even the most serious case.

For more information, contact a Miami sex crime lawyer from the firm for a free evaluation.

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