Miami Sex Crimes Attorneys
Challenging Sex Offense Allegations
A sex crime accusation or conviction can have adverse impacts on your life. The allegations alone can ruin your reputation and affect personal, professional, and community relationships. If you are found guilty, you face a lengthy term of incarceration, high fines, and a sex offender designation. A lot is on the line in sex crimes cases, which is why you must speak with a skilled attorney about your situation immediately.
At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., our knowledgeable and experienced Miami sex crimes lawyers know how to effectively challenge the prosecutor's accusations. We review and analyze evidence, enlist the help of expert witnesses, and get to know our clients' side of the story to mount a strong and persuasive defense. Attorney Jeffrey S. Weiner has an in-depth understanding of the law and the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to negotiate with the prosecution or present a compelling case in front of a judge or jury to seek a favorable outcome.
For aggressive legal representation, contact our sex crimes attorneys in Miami at (305) 985-6640 today.
Types of Sex Offenses We Defend Against
Florida's laws enumerate a range of sex offenses. Depending on the conduct involved, they can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Regardless of the crime you are accused of committing or the level of charge you are facing, it is crucial that you take the matter seriously.
The prosecutor will be doing everything in their legal power to obtain a conviction. That is why our sex crimes lawyers in Miami are prepared to do what it takes to work toward an optimal resolution in your case.
We represent those accused of an array of sex offenses, including, but not limited to:
- Child pornography: Several statutes concern prohibited conduct involving depictions of minors engaged in sexual conduct. This type of behavior can include transmitting or possessing child pornography, inducing a child to engage in a sexual performance, or transmitting to a minor materials harmful to them. Generally, these crimes are felonies, with penalties ranging from a maximum of 5 years of imprisonment to a maximum of 30 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of no more than $5,000 or $10,000.
- Lewd or lascivious molestation: This offense involves the unlawful touching of the private parts (breast, genitals, genital area, buttocks) of a person under 16 years of age. Depending on the victim’s and alleged offender’s ages, lewd or lascivious molestation can be charged as a third-degree, second-degree, or life felony. A conviction for a third-degree felony can result in imprisonment for up to 5 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000. A second-degree felony is penalized by a maximum of 15 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $10,000. A life felony conviction may result in life imprisonment.
- Revenge porn: The Florida statute concerning revenge porn is 784.049 – sexual cyberharassment. It prohibits a person from transmitting a sexually explicit image of another individual without their consent. A first offense is a first-degree misdemeanor, with penalties including up to 1 year of incarceration and/or up to $1,000 in fines.
- Sexual battery: This offense is committed when a person has non-consensual sex with another. Depending on the ages of the victim and alleged offender or whether injury occurred or force was used, the offense is a second-degree, first-degree, life, or capital felony. In the most severe circumstances, the punishment is death.
Our sex crimes attorneys in Miami recognize the severity of these accusations and charges. That is why we will take your case seriously and fight tirelessly for you.
Florida Sex Offender Registry
A conviction for certain sex crimes can result in the defendant being required to register as a sex offender. That means they must report to the local sheriff's department either twice a year or four times a year for the rest of their life. They must provide personal identifying information such as their name, date of birth, race, sex, and physical and/or email address. Any time any of this information changes, they must update the sheriff's office immediately.
Contact an Experienced Sex Crimes Attorney Today
If you have been accused of a sex crime, reach out to Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. We will provide the guidance and counsel you need throughout your case.
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