Sex Crimes

Tampa Sex Crime Defense Lawyer

Tampa Attorney Representation Since 1978

There is probably nothing more terrifying than being accused of a sex crime. Often times the mere accusation of being accused of sex crime can be devastating and being convicted of such an offense can have major consequences for the rest of your life. It is almost impossible to overcome such an accusation without a skilled attorney defending your rights.

Sex crime laws in Florida cover a broad spectrum of conduct and Florida has some of the most severe penalties in place for those convicted of a sex crime. Our attorneys are well-versed in all types of sex crimes including but not limited to the following offenses.

One of the most severe allegations that can levied against you is a charge of Capital Sexual Battery with a minor under the age of 12. A conviction for this offense carries a sentence of life in prison without the chance for parole. Other sex crimes carry severe penalties as well. These include prison and/or sex offender probation.

DNA evidence is a very important to an effective defense of a sex crime. If the prosecution cannot make a positive DNA match between you and the alleged victim it will be very difficult for the State to move forward and seek a conviction against you. It is imperative that you hire an attorney who understands the many intricacies of DNA evidence and knows how to cast doubt on the State's DNA evidence.

Speak to a Criminal Attorney Before Taking a Polygraph Test

In almost all sex crime allegations the police will want you to speak with them and submit to polygraph exam. All too often individuals who have been falsely accused think that talking to the police and submitting to a polygraph will clear their name. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that if the police are asking you to give a statement or take a polygraph they are most likely trying to build their case against you. It is imperative that you speak to an experienced sex crime attorney before speaking to the police or submitting to a polygraph or other test. Getting legal representation before you are contacted by the police can help you avoid arrest or charges altogether.

If you have been arrested, are under investigation or are being questioned regarding an alleged sexual offense, do not speak to anyone before you have consulted an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call one of our attorneys today and we will be happy to answer all of your questions and make sure your important rights are preserved. Your initial consultation with one of our skilled sex crime lawyers is completely free so please contact your Tampa Criminal Defense Law Firm at 813-223-5775.