Miami Statutory Rape Lawyer
Information on Statutory Rape
Statutory rape is the act of having sex with a minor. In Florida, the age of consent is 18. This means that even if you are engaged in sexual activity with an individual who consensually agreed to do so, if they are under 18, legally, they are not allowed to make such a decision, and therefore their consent is invalid. Many individuals who are charged with statutory rape are not aware that they are committing a crime and are shocked to discover that the individual is under the age of consent. With the help of an experienced former Miami Cyber Crime Prosecutor and dedicated Miami sex crimes attorney, you may be able to prove your innocence and defeat your charges.
Statutory rape charges can vary greatly in severity. The age of the victim, the age of the perpetrator, and other circumstances will be taken into consideration when your charges are filed. For example, if the age of the victim and the age of the alleged perpetrator are very close, the victim being 16, and the perpetrator being 18, the statutory rape charges will be less severe than an older person accused of raping someone younger than 14. Charges such as statutory rape can destroy a person's reputation, and leave put a serious strain on their relationships with their family and friends. If convicted of statutory rape, you may be facing probation, counseling, monetary fines, sex offender registration, and prison time. It is essential to fight back against these charges in order to limit the damage that will be done to your life and your reputation.
Statutory Rape Attorney Serving Miami
When facing statutory rape charges of any sort, no matter the severity, you need the experience and knowledge of an attorney from Seltzer Mayberg, LLC. We have years of experience defending clients against their sex crimes charges, both as a Prosecutor and now a Defense Attorney, and are ready to put that experience to work aggressively defending you. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your calls. Our firm has helped numerous clients through their sex crimes charges, and we are ready to help you, as well. With an effective defense, we may be able to help you beat your statutory rape charges and clear your name and reputation.
If you are facing statutory rape charges, contact a Miami statutory rape lawyer
from our firm today.