If you have been charged with sexual battery, you have been charged with rape. This is a very serious offense with penalties that can severely damage and limit your freedom, reputation and future. With so much on the line, it is no wonder why you may be feeling anxious, nervous and scared about the outcome to you and the impact upon your family.

Many of our sexual battery defense lawyers are former prosecutors with years of experience handling sex crime cases. We recognize the critical elements involved in investigating your alleged crime, and we will use our insight to put together defense strategies that aim to challenge the opposition's assertions to obtain a successful outcome.

Consequences of a Sexual Battery Conviction in Orlando

A conviction for sexual battery usually results in a prison sentence. The minimum sentence for a conviction can be in some cases probation and in severe capital cases, the maximum sentence is life. Additionally, you will be labeled as a sex offender and required to register as a sex offender in Florida and nationwide. This label can follow you around for the rest of your life, severely limiting your opportunities for employment, volunteer activities and place of residence.

Sexual battery may be broken down into different categories. These categories would include.

  • Capital sexual battery - the assault is committed against a person over the age of 12 years by a familial or custodial guardian. This also includes the injuring of the victims sexual organs.
  • Lewd sexual battery - These are sexual act that are committed by an offender to a person under the age of 16. The act that makes up lewd sexual battery is the touching of the person in a lewd manner.

Florida law also dictates specific penalties for the prosecution of sexual battery. Minimum sentence for those convicted is 34.5 months of prison. This can be combined with any of the several combinations of penalties.

  • $10,000 in fines
  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • 15 years of sexual offender probation

A registered sex offender status is lifelong; and must follow the requirements that also include residential requirements. These restrictions also include parks and other locations where children may gather. This also prevents the offender from ever being removed from the Federal sexual offender list. If the offender is placed on the sexual offender list as a teenager they will remain on that list for the rest of their life.

Defense Strategies for a Sexual Battery Charge

In many sexual battery cases, a conviction will hinge on "your word against theirs," with the jury often favoring the victim. As criminal defense lawyers, we work to make sure your voice is heard and to bring forward the facts of the facts. We will analyze your case to identify if the accuser gave consent or if the accuser had any motive for making false allegation. We delve into all components of the accusations and work tirelessly to try and get you the second chance you need.

Contact Us for Sexual Assault Defense in Orlando

If you or someone you care about has been charged with rape, sexual assault or sexual battery, do not hesitate to talk to an Orlando sex crimes defense attorney at The Umansky Law Firm regarding your defense today. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (407) 228-3838. You can also contact us online.

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