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Clearwater, Florida

Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers

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If you are arrested for a sex crime charge in Clearwater, Florida, you may face aggressive prosecution, as well as negative stigma both within and outside of the courtroom.

Those convicted or even accused of rape and sexual assault often suffer personal losses, and the negative connotations attached to even a sex crime accusation can make it difficult to have a fair trial.

Our sex crime defense attorneys at Fletcher & Fletcher will listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights.

“Rick Fletcher worked very hard and got my case dismissed! Thanks! I would recommend him to everyone!”

~ Kurt D.

Sex Crime Cases in Clearwater, Florida

In Florida, law enforcement spends a great deal of time and resources prosecuting sex crimes. These can include:

  • Rape or sexual battery
    Sexual battery is any non-consensual sexual penetration. Florida law defines it as: “oral, anal, or female genital penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or female genital penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.”
  • Child molestation
    Child molestation falls under Florida’s statute for lewd and lascivious molestation: “A person who intentionally touches in a lewd or lascivious manner the breasts, genitals, genital area, or buttocks, or the clothing covering them, of a person less than 16 years of age, or forces or entices a person under 16 years of age to so touch the perpetrator, commits lewd or lascivious molestation.”
  • Internet sex crimes
    While certain sexual encounters between consenting adults on the internet are not against the law in Florida, the most serious internet sex charges involve interactions with children.
  • Child pornography
    Child pornography is one of the biggest examples of internet sex crimes. Florida law defines this crime as: “Any image depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct; or any image that has been created, altered, adapted, or modified by electronic, mechanical, or other means, to portray an identifiable minor engaged in sexual conduct.”
  • Prostitution
    Florida law also prohibits solicitation: “To own, establish, maintain, or operate any place, structure, building, or conveyance for the purpose of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution; or to offer, or to offer or agree to secure, another for the purpose of prostitution or for any other lewd or indecent act.”

Get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you have been accused of any of these types of sex crimes in Clearwater.

Penalties for Sex Crimes in Florida

In Florida, it is possible to face multiple years in prison, lifelong registration as a sex offender or sex predator, thousands of dollars in fines, and probation.

However, depending on the specific crime and case details, the severity and details of these penalties may vary.

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Here are the typical penalties for sex crimes in Florida:

  • Sex Offender Registry
    For the rest of their lives, anyone convicted of a sex crime felony must register to Florida’s sexual offender registry, as well as general U.S. registries.
  • Jail time
    The punishment for a sex crime felony in Florida is incarceration.
  • Sex Offender Probation
    Those convicted of a sex crime felony in Florida will also be placed on Sex Offender Probation, which restricts where they can live, imposes a curfew, and requires mandatory counseling.

The State Attorney in Florida can further seek to have someone “committed” to a civil commitment facility after they have completed a prison sentence.

How Fletcher & Fletcher Can Help

At Fletcher & Fletcher, we believe that when you’re accused of a crime, you deserve lawyers who will support you – not judge you. You deserve lawyers who will look past the State’s narrative and listen to your story.

Our Clearwater attorneys have spent our entire careers in criminal defense, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

We’ll equip you with everything you need to know about your rights so that YOU can make informed decisions throughout your case.

And we’ll be right there with you every step of the way.

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Contact Fletcher & Fletcher if you have been charged or are under investigation for a sex crime. We will give our all to your case and help you fight for your freedom.

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