Miami Sexual Battery Lawyer
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Seltzer Law, PA know that you have options if you have been charged with sexual battery or another sexual offense. These types of charges can tarnish your record, severely damage your reputation and follow you for the rest of your life. Your good name is at stake and we are here to fight for your rights and provide you with an aggressive defense strategy. Speak to a Miami criminal defense attorney at our office to learn more about how we can be of service to you.
Aggressive Defense for Your Case
Sexual battery is a very serious crime in Florida and is defined as oral, anal or vaginal penetration or union with the sexual organ of another, or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object without consent. Consent, however, varies depending on the age and mental capacity of the victim or whether the victim was physically incapacitated. With over 300 incidents of rape in 2010, Palm Beach County does not take kindly to sexual batterers and penalties for conviction of a sexual battery charge can be severe.
At our firm, our lawyers have extensive knowledge of criminal laws and nearly a decade of defending people accused of everything from misdemeanor DUI to
sex crimes such as sexual battery to
attempted felony murder. We understand the stress you are under and how the damage to your reputation is harmful to both to you and your family. If you are charged with sexual battery, you need an experienced attorney to help fight your case. With our extensive knowledge of Florida laws and the penalties that impact people convicted of sexual offenses, we believe that our firm should be at the top of the list as you seek legal representation in your case.
Penalties for sexual battery include:
- A perpetrator is 18 years or older and the victim is 12 years or younger = a capital felony
- A perpetrator is younger than 18 years and the victim is 12 years or younger = a life felony
- A perpetrator uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon and the victim is 12 years or younger = a life felony
- A perpetrator does not have consent and the victim is 12 years or older = a first degree felony
- A false accusation against a law enforcement officer or probation officer or government employee = a third degree felony
With the potential that a criminal conviction has for seriously affecting your entire life, it only makes sense to have the best law firm you can get on your side. If you are charged with sexual battery in Broward County, you need an experienced attorney to help fight your case. By retaining us, you can rest easy knowing that we will fight to do all that is possible to obtain for you the most favorable results possible.