Unlawful Sex with a Minor in Florida: Legal Assistance and Defense Strategies
Call The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. at 407-862-9222 for Assertive Legal Representation
When you face allegations of unlawful sex with a minor in Florida, you confront severe legal consequences, including the risk of a felony conviction. This crime leads to serious legal penalties and mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender in Florida, which can permanently damage your personal and professional reputation.
At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., we provide expert legal support to actively defend against these complex and sensitive charges. Our seasoned Seminole County criminal defense attorneys, with over 30 years of combined experience, commit to thoroughly analyzing your case. We proactively explore every legal option to reduce your charges significantly or achieve a full dismissal.
Penalties for Sex with a Minor in Florida: What You Need to Know
Florida law states that individuals 24 years or older who engage in consensual sexual activity with 16 or 17-year-olds commit unlawful sexual activity with minors. Importantly, ignorance of the victim’s age does not serve as a defense.
This crime ranks as a Second-Degree Felony, with a Level 6 offense severity under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. A conviction may result in up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
Asserting Your Right to Defense: How We Advocate for You
Despite what law enforcement, the public, or the media might say, you remain innocent until proven guilty. Our legal team at The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. commits to building a strong, personalized defense strategy aimed at securing the best outcome for your case. We navigate Florida’s legal system with expertise, focused on protecting your rights.
Active Defense Strategy: Our Approach
Once you engage our services, we immediately start a comprehensive investigation into your case. This process involves scrutinizing the evidence, challenging the credibility of the accusations, and identifying any procedural errors or rights violations during your arrest or investigation.
We also assess potential mitigating factors that could lessen the severity of the penalties, considering your background, the context of the alleged incident, and any absence of a criminal history. Our attorneys collaborate with forensic experts, psychologists, and other professionals to formulate an all-encompassing defense.
Tailored Legal Representation for Your Unique Case
At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., we recognize the uniqueness of each case. We offer personalized legal advice, aligning our strategy with your specific situation and legal objectives. Whether it’s negotiating plea deals, representing you in court, or filing motions to dismiss or reduce charges, our foremost goal is to defend your rights and future.
Contact Us for Immediate Legal Support
If you or someone you know faces charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor in Florida, immediate legal representation is vital. Reach out to The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. today at 407-862-9222 for a confidential consultation. Our experienced legal team stands ready to provide the guidance and advocacy you need in this challenging situation.