Sex crimes are serious charges, carrying a negative impact on anyone accused of them, regardless of conviction. Sexual offenses are considered to be any sexual act against another person that uses forces and is done against their will. Unfortunately, in today's society there are many accusations of sexual crimes that are unfounded and unwarranted. Being accused of a sex crime will require an experienced South Florida criminal defense attorney who can help you sort through the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime and determine the best strategy to use for your defense.
When accused of a sex crime you can expect severe repercussions that begin immediately, with suspicion from neighbors, co-workers, even family. There is an extreme bias in our society against anyone accused of a sex crime, especially if it involves a child. Having the skilled and dedicated legal counsel form The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. to help you combat these charges will go far in providing a strong defense.
In the state of Florida, lewd and lascivious conduct describes the crime of touching a child who is under the age of 16 in an inappropriate manner. These two words mean the same thing and involve the connotation of being lustful and wicked. When an act of this manner is committed against an innocent individual, especially under the age of consent, the accused will face the prospect of serious penalties. These penalties will depend on the age of the alleged victim, along with other factors.
It is important to mount a strong defense against any sex crimes charges. Penalties for conviction are severe, with fines, probation, and lengthy imprisonment possible. One of the most damaging and long term consequences of a conviction is the requirement to register as a sexual offender on national registries, enabling anyone to see where you live, what crime you were convicted of and when it occurred. Having this type of stigma attached to you for the rest of your life could drastically affect your lifestyle, including employment opportunities and even where you will be able to live.
Our office will work closely with you, taking a personal commitment to fight every step of the way for your defense. Our highly experienced South Florida sex crime attorney can work aggressively on your behalf, taking whatever steps necessary to prepare a strong defense.
Accused of a sex crime? Don't delay, contact Attorney Eric Matheny, South Florida criminal defense lawyer.
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