Unlawful Sex with a Minor in Florida
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Unlawful sexual activity with a minor is a serious crime, resulting in a felony conviction. Furthermore, it is mandatory to register as a sex offender in Florida for the rest of your life, which can damage your personal and professional reputation permanently.
If you have been accused of unlawful sexual activity with a minor in Florida, The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. is capable of helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our Seminole County criminal defense attorneys can thoroughly review your situation and determine all of your available legal options in order to either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed altogether.
Penalties for Unlawful Sexual Activity with Minors
According to Florida law, the crime of unlawful sexual activity with minors is committed when an individual who is 24 years of age or older engages in consensual sexual activity with someone who is 16 or 17 years of age. Ignorance of the victim’s age is not an adequate defense strategy for this sex crime.
Unlawful sexual activity with a minor is considered a Second-Degree Felony and is assigned a Level 6 offense severity ranking according to Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. This type of felony is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and fines of up to $10,000.
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