Archive for the ‘Sex Crimes’ Category

  • Acts that are Considered Child Molestation in Florida

    Posted in Sex Crimes on July 29, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    The National Center for Victims of Crime estimates that one in five girls and one in 20 boys in the United States will be the victim of child sexual abuse, such as child molestation. Exact figures are hard to determine, as definitions of sex abuse and molestation vary by state and many victims do not […]

  • Indecent Exposure: What It Is and How It’s Punished

    Posted in Sex Crimes on July 7, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Charged with indecent exposure? You could face steep penalties, including jail time and fines. Related sex crimes may carry steeper penalties and require registration as a sexual offender. What is considered indecent exposure? Most people think of the term “flashing,” which describes someone exposing his or her private parts for his or her own sexual […]

  • Child Pornography Charges: Laws, Penalties & What to Expect

    Posted in Sex Crimes on July 1, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    A child pornography charge can result in punishment that significantly alters an individual’s life. Even an accusation can have long-lasting implications on the individual’s reputation, so if you stand accused, familiarize yourself with applicable laws and what to expect during the investigation and legal process. What constitutes child pornography in Florida? According to Florida Statute […]

  • Indecent Exposure: Actions that Could Get You Charged

    Posted in Sex Crimes on June 29, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Florida Statute §800.03 details the rules surrounding indecent exposure in the state, and the penalties are fairly harsh. Many people don’t realize that what they think are just funny pranks could land them in jail. Florida’s Indecent Exposure Laws Florida code states, “It is unlawful to expose or exhibit one’s sexual organs in public or […]

  • What is the difference between a sexual predator and offender?

    Posted in Sex Crimes on February 26, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Sexual predators and offenders are those convicted of sex crimes. Predators have been convicted of a first-degree or two second-degree felony sex crimes.

  • False Accusations of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse

    Posted in Sex Crimes on December 8, 2012 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Many people expect to have a professional relationship between themselves and their doctor, teacher, coach, lawyer or priest. However, from the shocking stories we hear and read about in the news, claims of sexual exploitation by helping professionals are on the rise. Many professionals are crossing the line and taking advantage of their power over […]

  • Prostitution Charges in Florida

    Posted in Sex Crimes on November 18, 2012 by Miami Criminal Lawyer

    Prostitution is a serious criminal offense that carries harsh penalties upon conviction. If you have recently been charged with a sexual offense in Florida, it is important to speak with a defense lawyer in Miami as soon as possible. A lawyer can examine the evidence in your case to develop an applicable defense in an […]

  • Florida Laws and Penalties Resulting from Rape Charges

    Posted in Rape Sex Crimes on October 4, 2012 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Facing a rape charge? Miami criminal defense attorneys should be consulted immediately. This is a serious charge with severe penalties. Florida Law in a Rape Charge The prosecutor must establish that the accused engaged in vaginal, oral, or anal penetration using a sexual organ or other object with the victim, or that there was a […]

  • Commercialized Vice: A Sexual Offense

    Posted in Sex Crimes on August 27, 2012 by Miami Criminal Lawyer

    Commercialized vice is an unfamiliar term for many, but it covers some all-too-familiar crimes in Florida, including prostitution. If you’re facing a charge for prostitution or other Florida sexual offense, then you’ll need a South Florida criminal defense attorney on your side. Generally, commercialized vice describes Florida sexual offenses associated with prostitution and sex trafficking. […]

  • Seeking Criminal Defense When Falsely Accused of Rape in Florida

    Posted in Sex Crimes on July 23, 2012 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    If you have been accused of rape, you need a competent South Florida criminal defense attorney to handle your case. Learn how you can prove your innocence.