UCF Sexual Misconduct Violations

The University of Central Florida has strict rules regarding student behavior. One behavior that is unacceptable in any form is sexual misconduct. If a student violates the code of conduct and commits a sex crime on the University of Central Florida campus, they’re subject to sanctions from the university. Likewise, many sex crimes are also punishable by the law. University of Central Florida students should familiarize themselves with the code of conduct and understand the consequences they face for committing such an act.

If you’re facing a hearing for a sexual misconduct violation and facing criminal charges, the attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm are here for you.

What is Considered a Sexual Misconduct Violation?

The University of Central Florida describes any nonconsensual sexual contact as sexual misconduct. It’s essential to understand that consent can’t be forced upon a victim. In addition to unwanted sexual contact, sexual misconduct also includes:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Gender harassment
  • Indecent behavior
  • Child pornography
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Voyeurism
  • Relationship violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Complicity

If you’re accused of one of these acts, it’s important to seek trusted legal counsel as soon as possible. If the appeal panel believes there is credible evidence supporting the claim, you will face serious sanctions from the university.

UCF Consequences for Sexual Misconduct On Campus

Sexual misconduct is taken very seriously on The University of Central Florida campus. When a UCF student receives notice that they’ve been accused of sexual misconduct, they’re placed on disciplinary probation while their case is being reviewed. Outcomes of disciplinary probation include:

  • Disciplinary suspension
  • Disciplinary expulsion
  • Disciplinary dismissal

The most common sanction for sexual misconduct is expulsion. If you’ve been accused of sexual misconduct by UCF you can submit an appeal to the Office of Student Conduct with the help of an academic advisor.

What are Legal Penalties for Sex Crimes in Florida?

The state of Florida has serious consequences for individuals who commit sex crimes. Students who are accused of sexual misconduct can also face legal charges from the state of Florida. Common sex crimes include:

  • Child pornography
  • Date rape
  • Indecent exposure
  • Sexual assault
  • Solicitation of prostitution

Any person in Florida who is charged with a sex crime faces serious penalties including but not limited to imprisonment and probation. In addition, any person who is convicted of a sex crime must register as a sex offender in the state of Florida. Sex offenders have limitations regarding where they can live and often have a difficult time finding employment.

Defense Strategies for Sex Crimes in Florida

If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, a credible criminal defense attorney will create a viable defense strategy for your case. Common defense strategies for sex crime charges include:

  • False charges
  • False memory syndrome
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Entrapment
  • Computer hacking

As a UCF student, it’s important to hire an attorney who understands the specific circumstances surrounding your case. The Umansky Law Firm has experience defending individuals facing criminal charges for sexual misconduct across the state of Florida and at UCF.

Proven Orlando Defense Attorneys Who Will Fight for You

The Umansky Law Firm is a trusted source of legal representation in Central Florida. Our team has more than 100 years of combined experience in defending criminal cases. We are committed to providing a personalized approach to criminal defense and take our time to get to know you and your case. If you’re facing a sexual misconduct violation and legal consequences from the state of Florida, there’s no time to waste finding a credible attorney. To schedule a free consultation, call our office at 407-228-3838 or contact us online today.