Sarasota Sex Crime Lawyer
Defending Rape, Sexual Assault & Other Sexual Offenses
Sex crimes are one of the most serious offenses to be charged with in Florida.
Aside from incarceration, substantial fines, and other criminal penalties,
a convicted sex offender will face social consequences, such as a diminished
reputation, limited job opportunities because of a criminal record, and
broken relationships. Every individual convicted of a sexually related
offense is designated as a sex offender and required to comply with the
sex offender registration laws. For the remainder of a convicted person's
life, a sex offender is required to update his or her residence information
every three to six months.
Sex Crime Penalties
In general, conviction for sex crimes results in harsh penalties. The more
severe the sex crime, the more serious the consequences can be upon convicted.
Some common sex crimes include lewd or lascivious battery, which can result
in a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Sexual battery is a crime
that carries the most severe penalties in Florida. People convicted of
rape may face up to a lifetime sentence in prison, but no less than nine
years. Unlawful sex with a minor, commonly referred to as statutory rape,
can be penalized with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15, years in prison.
Obtain Defense from The Law Office of Wyndel G. Darville, PLLC
If you have been arrested or charged with any type of sex crime in Sarasota,
Florida, my firm encourages you to secure experienced legal assistance
at once. I offer a free, 30-minute initial case evaluation and am always
available to advise you on the proper course of action to take. At The
Law Office of Wyndel G. Darville, PLLC, I have the tools and legal resources
to protect your freedom and help you navigate the legal process you face.
Retain me as your
Sarasota criminal defense lawyer today for the legal assistance your case requires.