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Sex Crimes

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

The criminal defense attorneys at Rice Law Firm understand that being accused of a sex crime can be devastating to not only the accused, but to his or her family as well.  The mere accusation of a sex crime, and the stigma that accompanies it, can cause serious professional and personal repercussions. 

Sex crimes are extremely serious, and Florida has some of the nation’s toughest sex crimes laws and penalties.  Conviction can result in substantial prison time and a requirement of sex offender registration.  Penalties may also include, among other things, restrictions on contact with minors, restrictions on where you can live, sex offender treatment program, mandatory curfew, electronic monitoring, mental evaluations, and restrictions on internet usage.  Other effects of conviction may linger long after your sentence is served, such as difficulties securing employment or housing.  
Sex crimes in Florida cover a wide spectrum of conduct.  They include both misdemeanors and felonies, with penalties ranging from probation to life in prison.  Our attorneys can consult with you on charges including, but not limited to:

  • Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Lewd and Lascivious Acts
  • Prostitution
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Solicitation
  • Statutory Rape
  • Indecent Exposure

The criminal defense attorneys at Rice Law Firm represent individuals accused of all types of sex crimes, from misdemeanor exposure cases to felony sexual battery charges.   We understand that being charged with a sex crime does not equate to guilt.  Our criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors who have extensive trial experience, substantial legal knowledge, and a unique understanding of prosecution strategies.  We will carefully investigate your case and look for inconsistencies in statements which could indicate a consensual encounter or a false accusation.  Contact us today so that we can start formulating your defense and protecting your rights through our web mail contact form, or through our main office number, 386.257.1222. We understand that you may need our assistance after-hours or on the weekends, and in such situations, we can be reached at our after-hours number of 386.255.2464.
 

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