Forcible Rape Charges in Miami, Florida
Miami Violent Crimes Lawyer
Forcible rape is a serious criminal offense that may be classified as a violent sex crime. Due to the nature of this crime, facing criminal charges for forcible rape is an extremely dangerous situation to be in.
Not only will you face serious criminal penalties for this violent crime, but it will also severe repercussions on your career, reputation, and life in general. In Florida, a person convicted of rape (referred to as "sexual battery" in Florida law) may face up to life imprisonment, fines and sex offender registration.
Minimum Penalties for Forcible Rape in Florida
Florida law allows for a defendant facing forcible rape charges to possibly be categorized as a "dangerous sexual felony offender" and this means that the court has the authority to enforce mandatory minimum penalties upon a conviction. The penalties that may be enforced under this section of the law include a minimum of 25 years to life in prison.
Causing serious personal injury to the victim, using or threatening to use a deadly weapon, victimizing more than one person in committing the offense, with a previous conviction of this kind on the defendant's criminal record, or committing rape while during the commission of another felony offense all constitute factors that would allow for a defendant to face minimum penalties under this section.
Arrested? Get help from an experienced defense attorney in Miami!
Talk to Miami defense lawyer Michael Mirer today if you or someone you know has been accused of rape or any form of sexual battery. There is no time to waste in consulting a lawyer, as you may face extremely serious penalties and even the possibility of spending the rest of your life in prison if you are convicted.
You will need a professional on your side to protect your rights under the U.S. Constitution and ensure that your side of the story is told in court. As a trial attorney with over a decade of experience as well as a background as a former Miami-Dade prosecutor, attorney Michael Mirer has the skill and experience to handle your case.
You can avoid serious penalties by acting quickly and working with a Miami rape defense attorney who can build an aggressive defense strategy on your behalf. Contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today to learn more about your available defenses.