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Defend Against Rape Charges

Defense from a Miami Sex Crime Lawyer

Overview of Rape Charges in Florida

There are few accusations more serious than rape. An arrest on rape charges can change your life in an instant. An accusation of having committed rape can damage your personal and professional reputation forever. If convicted, based upon the circumstances of the charges, you could face a prison sentence of 9 years. When the accusations involve a disabled person, you a life sentence could be imposed upon you.

Rape cases most often involve two very different versions of the story. Many people have been accused of rape that were involved in a consensual act, but the other individual involved later regretted the act, or other circumstances led them to make accusations of rape.

The Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. has a proven track-record of success achieving results for their clients and can review the evidence against you to determine how to move forward with defending you in court.

Contact a seasoned lawyer as soon as you possibly can.

Miami Date Rape Defense Lawyer

Date rape is defined as a nonconsensual sexual act between two individuals who have some type of prior relationship. In other words, the accused and accuser are not strangers to each other. Date rape cases often involve other factors, such as the use of an intoxicating substance, either drugs or alcohol, which can make the case a first-degree felony with a potential 30 year prison sentence.

Rape charges are always emotional and complicated legal issues, and those involving accusations of date rape can be particularly contentious. Once an alleged victim makes an accusation, you will be arrested and charged.

If you have been accused of date rape, you need to contact a proven Miami sex crime attorney without delay.

Let Attorney Michael Mirer fight for you!

Knowing the right questions to ask and discovering hidden motives for the accusations could be a major factor in your case. Attorney Mirer has exceptional trial skills and has trained other attorneys in the art of cross-examination. There are often hidden intentions that must be brought to light if you hope to avoid conviction and the penalties that will be imposed upon you by the court.

Too often good people have been harmed by false allegations or have been punished through a miscarriage of justice. Michael Mirer will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve. You have rights and the firm will vigilantly protect them, from the moment they take on your case.

Contact a Miami date rape defense attorney from the firm without delay to ensure that your rights, your reputation and your future are aggressively protected by a skilled and experienced lawyer.

Defense for Spousal or Marital Rape Cases

Any accusation of rape is a very serious legal problem, and spousal or marital rape is no exception. Spousal rape, or marital rape, is defined as any nonconsensual sexual act forced upon a spouse.

Proving Spousal Rape in Court

A person accused of spousal rape can be convicted of the offense so long as the victim and accused are married and it is proven:

  • The accused forced the victim into a sexual act against their will.
  • The victim was threatened with harm if they did not consent to a sexual act.
  • An accused person can be convicted if the victim was unconscious or was unable to consent due to a physical or mental handicap.

A conviction for spousal rape can occur based on the alleged victim's testimony alone. In some cases, false allegations have led to long prison sentences for an innocent person. A bitter divorce or domestic problem can contribute to charges of spousal rape, and these cases must be addressed skillfully in court.

Knowing you have an accomplished trial lawyer fighting for you can make the difference between a prison sentence and chance to move on with your life.

Miami Statutory Rape Defense Attorney

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.

Why Hire a Miami Rape Defense 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.

Attorney Michael Mirer will vigorously fight for your rights. As a former Assistant State Attorney for Miami-Dade County, he understands how law enforcement and the prosecution operate and will begin an immediate and thorough investigation into your case. He has the proven experience you need to interview witnesses, challenge the evidence against you, or to negotiate with the prosecution to pursue reduced charges or even a dismissal.

If you were accused of 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.

The Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. will aggressively fight for your rights, your reputation and your future. For more information, contact a Miami sex crime lawyer from the firm for a free evaluation.

Protecting Clients Is Our #1 Priority

See How We've Helped Our Previous Clients Defend Their Charges
  • “I was innocent, but to prove it in court can sometimes be very difficult if you don’t have a lawyer as professional and knowledgeable as Mr. Mirer.”

    Former Client

  • “You're very sincere, professional, empathetic, and compassionate.”

    Wilfredo C. and Blanca C.

  • “My case is almost done and I am so happy with such a great attorney.”

    Alexey

  • “Really took his time and all his efforts to get me free out of jail.”

    Recent Client

  • “Michael was honest and straight forward with me. Michael kept me out of jail and I avoided a conviction.”

    Former Client

  • “I have no words to describe how thankful I am. I can sleep tonight because he saved me from going to jail”

    Alina Mendez & Family

  • “I sit here today free because of Michael Mirer.”

    Maurice Negron

  • “Mr. Mirer is courteous, professional, and was very responsive to any questions that I had.”

    Jeremy M.

  • “My case was dismissed and we are in the process of expunging my record. I am forever grateful to Michael.”

    Grateful Client

  • “They assured me they could get my case resolved and squashed... in less than a week it was done.”

    Tom & Shelli

  • “I felt comfortable and confident by his ability and his upfront attitude.”

    Kelly L. Kurtz

  • “If you’re looking for a lawyer who is a man of his word and goes the extra mile, then he's your guy.”

    David

  • “He got a great motion in front of a judge and got me my freedom to be allowed to stay in this country.”

    Eugenio Gonzales

  • “Michael Mirer listens, respects and comforts you by his knowledge of the law. All the charges were dropped against my son.”

    Sue Blair

  • “After over a year of rather complex negotiations by Mr. Mirer with various legal authorities, I returned home to the USA as a free man.”

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You Need An Experienced Defender On Your Side

See What Sets Attorney Michael Mirer Apart
  • Available to Help Clients 24/7

  • Handled Over 100 Courtroom Trials

  • Extensive Courtroom and Trial Experience

  • Former Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney

  • Highly Rated and Recommended by Former Clients

  • Successfully Defended Misdemeanors, Felonies, and Federal Cases