Sex Crime Lawyer in Orlando
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A conviction for a sex crime offense can have a life-altering impact upon you and your family. Even after facing the penalties, the stigma associated with this type of crime can remain with you forever.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a sex crime, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you contact our Orlando sex crime attorney at Z Law Firm, L.L.C., the better opportunity you have to mount a solid defense against your charges.
To discuss your case with a strong, hard-hitting criminal defense lawyer, call (407) 315-2888 now.
Sex Crime Categories in Orlando
Various sex offenses can be committed. For instance, our firm has represented people who have been charged with sexual assault, child pornography, indecent exposure, solicitation, prostitution, and more.
In Florida, sex crimes are grouped into three main categories, which include:
- Unlawful sex with minors: This type of sex crime occurs when an individual who is at least 24 years of age engages in consensual sex with a minor who is 16 or 17 years of age. The offense is a second-degree felony carrying a punishment of up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
- Lewd or lascivious acts: This category includes sex crimes that are committed against a person who is younger than 16 years of age. The most common of these types of sex offenses are lewd and lascivious battery, lewd and lascivious conduct, lewd and lascivious molestation, and lewd and lascivious exhibition. A conviction for one of these crimes is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of 15 years.
- Sexual battery or rape: This offense involves the alleged offender using their sexual organ or an object to participate in any non-consensual sexual activity. Sexual battery carries the most severe punishments of all sex crimes in Florida. Those convicted could face a minimum of 9 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.
Sex Offender Registration
If you are convicted of a sex offense in Florida, you may be required to register as a sex offender. There are two categories of registered sex offenders: sexual predators and sexual offenders. A sexual predator, considered the most serious offender, is someone who has been convicted of a capital, life, or first-degree felony sex offense or two or more second-degree sex offenses. All sexual predators will be required to register as a lifetime sex offender.
Other individuals who must to register for life include those who have committed the following sex crimes:
- Sexual battery
- Child pornography
- Sexual performance by a child
- Sex trafficking or prostitution involving minors
- Luring or enticing a child
- Lewd or lascivious acts
When a person registers as a sex offender, they may have restrictions placed on where they can live and work. Additionally, the information regarding their sex crime conviction will be available to the public, which can lead to a social stigma.
If you are facing criminal charges for any type of sex offense in Central Florida, be sure to get in touch with Z Law Firm, L.L.C. Our Orlando sex crime lawyer has 18 years of experience defending clients against the most severe charges.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Zmijewski understands both sides of the law and how to use that to your advantage. He ensures that the rights of those he represents are protected.