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Sexual Battery Charges in Florida

Battery charges associated with a sex crime are extremely serious, and if you are convicted, the consequences extend far beyond prison time. After serving time in state prison, you will be required to register as a sex offender, will have restrictions on where you can live, and will be facing other severe challenges as a convicted felon. Our accomplished Miami sex crime defense attorney will review your case immediately to determine the best defense strategy to employ in your case.

The Importance of Retaining Skilled Defense Counsel

A charge of sexual battery could involve several versions of events, or conflicting reports about what actually occurred. It is crucial that you are professionally represented by a high quality legal advocate who has exceptional trial abilities. Sexual battery charges can be filed even in cases in which there is no physical evidence, and an accusation can be enough to have you arrested. False allegations are not uncommon. Lewd and lascivious battery charges can be filed if the victim is underage and can be considered a second-degree felony with a potential 15 year prison sentence.

Attorney Michael Mirer is a former Assistant State Attorney for Miami-Dade Count and has deep insight into every aspect of sex crime charges and what to expect from the prosecutor . It is crucial that our firm, Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. gets involved early if you have been arrested and charged with sexual battery.

Capital Sexual Battery Laws in Florida

When a sexual battery crime has certain elements, it is termed "capital sexual battery" due to the extreme punishment that will be imposed by the court in a conviction - it is a capital felony offense. This is a crime in which an individual 18 years or older has sexually battered another person who is 12 years or younger. This felony is punishable by life in prison or in some particularly extreme cases, the death sentence.

Per Florida Statute 94.011, a person 18 years of age or older who commits sexual battery upon, or in an attempt to commit sexual battery injures the sexual organs of, a person less than 12 years of age commits a capital felony, punishable by a minimum of 9 years in prison. If the victim of the alleged crime was a disabled person, the penalty can extend up to life in prison .

It is also important to understand that per Florida Statute 794.027, you have a duty to report sexual battery or you will also face serious penalties. You can be found guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree and face incarceration as part of your penalty if you failed to report the crime after observing it.

Protecting Your Rights in Miami: Federal Sex Crime Defense Attorney

Have you been accused of sexual battery? Miami defense lawyer Michael Mirer can help. As an experienced trial attorney with a background as a former prosecutor, attorney Mirer has what it takes to defend clients against the most serious of sex crime charges, including those involving rape and sexual battery.

You need the highest quality legal counsel to fight criminal charges as serious as sexual battery and rape. The Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. offers a free case evaluation to help you understand what we can do to assist you. Contact us today to learn more!

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