Miami Sexual Abuse Attorney
Charges of Molestation
Few criminal accusations result in more of an emotional response and public outcry than the sexual abuse of a child. If you have been charged with sexual abuse, either of a child or an adult, your reputation, career and future are at stake. Sexual abuse is defined under the law as the forcing of unwanted sexual activity by one person on another by use of coercion or threats. The majority of sexual abuse charges involve improper or harmful sexual activity between an adult and a minor or a person of diminished mental capacity.
When you are facing charges of this serious nature, you must secure the help of a competent attorney who has the resources and legal skill needed to protect your rights. Florida police and state prosecutors will try their hardest to have you punished to the full extent of the law, and you must prepare to challenge their accusations.
Recurring Sexual Behavior: Indicators
There are many different kinds of sexual abuse, so it may be difficult to draw the line. What is sexual abuse and what is innocent? How do I know if I crossed the line? Consider some of the following factors. It may be sexual abuse for you to consistently sexually harass another individual. If you have continually made suggestive remarks, leered at another person, or even participated in obscene joking, then you may be facing this charge. It may also be considered sexual abuse or molestation to touch another individual without their consent, especially if that touching involved kissing, fondling or touching of genitalia. It may also be considered sexual abuse for an individual to expose themselves or make a sexual demand/request of another individual. It may even be possible that your spouse is alleging you of sexual abuse as a form of domestic violence.
The penalties of a sexual abuse conviction are dramatically life-changing. If you are convicted of sexual abuse of a child, you may receive a penalty of life in prison. If you receive a shorter term and are released at some point, you will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This is no small mark on your record, and a sex offender registration may hinder your ability to get a certain job or live in a neighborhood.
Much like allegations of rape or
molestation, sexual abuse accusations can quickly ruin your reputation and your most cherished relationships. At Parks & Braxton, PA, we understand the serious consequences of this
sex crime, and we will do everything in our power to protect you. Our firm has successfully defended thousands of cases in the past, and we are not afraid of a challenge. We are available 24/7 on nights, weekends and holidays to take your call and to provide you with legal representation.