Kissimmee Sex Crime Attorney
Sex offenses carry serious penalties and a heavy social stigma
In recent years, sexual criminal offenses have been widely publicized. As a result, many individuals have found themselves wrongfully accused and vigorously prosecuted for a criminal sexual offense. If you have been charged with such a crime, you could be caught up in unfair accusations that carry heavy penalties. Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. was founded by two former prosecutors who became defense attorneys. We understand that there are two sides to every story, contact our Kissimmee sex crime attorneys today.
Sex offenses apply to a range of charges
The court system classifies a wide range of charges as sexual offenses. Sexual offense crimes may involve the following types of crimes:
- Kidnapping if the defendant is a minor
- False imprisonment if the defendant is a minor
- Luring or enticing a child
- Human trafficking
- Lewd or lascivious offenses committed in the presence of someone under the age of 16 or an elderly adult
- Sexual performance by a child
- Computer pornography
- Transmission of child pornography
- Selling or buying of minors
- Sexual battery
- Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors
- Procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution
- Selling or buying minors into sex trafficking or prostitution
- Video voyeurism of a minor
- Certain obscene acts
- Transmission of material harmful to minors
A conviction for any of these crimes can lead to being designated a sex offender, which requires registration and carries significant lifetime penalties.
Offenders have strict registration requirements
If you are convicted for any sex crime, you must comply with Florida’s registration laws for the rest of your life. They can be intrusive, but failure to meet the following requirements can lead to jail time and other penalties:
- Report to a local sheriff’s office — You must report to your local sheriff’s office and provide your identifying information, contact information, employer’s address and email addresses.
- Have your name listed in an online sex offender registry — Florida lists all sex offenders in an online registry database that displays their pictures and addresses, allowing neighbors and co-workers to see the information.
- Reregister every time you move — Every time you relocate for more than five days, you must inform a local sheriff and reregister your address and personal information.
If you have been accused of a sex offense in Florida, one of our criminal defense lawyers can explain your options.
Contact us if you have been charged with a sex crime in Florida
Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. provides criminal defense services in Kissimmee, Orlando, Altamonte Springs and throughout Florida. If you have been charged with a sex crime, you are likely facing harsh penalties and limited job prospects. For a free initial consultation about your case, call 407.483.0500 or contact us online.