MIAMI SEXUAL BATTERY DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Aggressive South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Sexual Battery is a serious sex crime. It is defined as unwanted sexual touching including oral, anal or vaginal penetration. Usually referred to as rape, but referred to under Florida law as sexual battery. This offense is usually charged as a felony. Penetration with a foreign object may also be classified as sexual battery. Procedures carried out for lawful medical purposes, however, do not constitute sexual battery or rape.

Different types of Rape

Statutory rape is a sexual act with a minor under the legal age of 18. Statutory rape charges are brought up by the parents of the victim, but in Florida they can be raised by the state. Charges can be brought against you if you impregnate a girl under the age of 18 even if the girl consents to the sexual act.

Date rape is an aggressive sexual act between individuals that know each other during a social engagement.

Spousal rape takes place when one spouse forces the other spouse to have sex without their permission.

Penalties for Sexual Battery

  • If a person is convicted of sexual battery (rape) he/she would be facing a maximum sentence of life in prison, depending on what disabilities the victim had.

In addition, if a person is convicted of Sexual Battery, they would be declared a sexual offender and would be forced to comply with sexual offender registration laws throughout Florida and the United States. 

Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Mr. Hernandez is a formidable ally to have in your corner. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your sexual battery charges.

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.