Miami Statutory Rape Defense Attorney
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.