Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys For Sex Crimes
Being accused of a sex crime is a daunting experience. But you don’t have to go about it alone. At Bauer, Crider, Kindel and Parry in Clearwater, our sex crime defense attorneys are prepared to act as your trusted legal advocates. With 100 years of combined experience practicing criminal law in the greater Tampa community, our attorneys have the necessary skill and knowledge to defend you.
When our clients come to us, they are often at a very low point. We work to get them through the criminal process and see that the future is not as bleak as they thought. Our goal is that our clients do not give up or feel that their case is hopeless.
Our Sex Crime Attorneys Defend Against Accusations Of Sexual Misconduct
Simply being accused of a sex crime can damage your reputation and future. Our attorneys provide aggressive defense every step of the way to protect your constitutional rights and preserve your future. We help clients who have been accused of:
- Rape, sexual assault and sexual battery
- Statutory rape and sexting
- Sexual abuse and child molestation
- Child pornography and related computer crimes
- Prostitution and solicitation
Out of every category of crime, offenses of a sexual nature can carry some of the heaviest and longest-lasting penalties. The state of Florida takes these charges very seriously, and prosecutors dedicate themselves to reaching convictions. If you are convicted, you could face lengthy imprisonment, large fines, mandatory community service and counseling, and a permanent criminal record.
The Florida Sex Offender Registry
Any felony conviction for a sex crime will most likely require long-term registration with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as a sex offender or a sexual predator. The sex offender database is a public search tool, that anyone can use. This means that even after you have served your sentence, paid your fines and have been released from parole, your criminal history will still have an impact on your future. As a registered sex offender, you could be limited in where you can live and work. It will continue to affect your reputation in the community.
What To Do If You Are Being Investigated For A Sex Crime
If you are being investigated for a sex crime, the first thing you should do is contact a reputable criminal defense attorney with the experience to be able to handle a potentially high-profile case. It is critically important that you do not contact the alleged victim or discuss anything with the police. It is human nature to want to clear up what you might think is a misunderstanding or prove that you are innocent on your own. Because anything that you do or say can later be used against you, it is important to get a seasoned attorney’s advice before you do or say anything.
Potential Defenses Against Sex Crime Charges
Just because you have been accused of sex crime, does not mean that you are guilty of committing a sex crime. There are several possible defenses that can be argued on your behalf, including mistaken identity, victim consent and false accusations. At Bauer, Crider, Kindel and Parry, our criminal defense attorneys have defended thousands of clients in criminal matters since our firm was founded in 1989. We conduct our own investigations and prepare a strategic and thorough defense on behalf of our clients.