Rape and Sexual Battery
Tampa, Florida Sex Crimes
Sexual battery is one of the most aggressively prosecuted sex crimes in the state of Florida. If you have been arrested and charged with this crime, then it is crucial for you to understand the severity of the situation, and for you to immediately seek skilled representation. According to Florida Statute §794.011(h), sexual battery is the oral, anal, or vaginal penetration of an individual with an object, or one's own sexual organs; excluding any penetration done for a bona fide medical purpose.
There are many various penalties that you could face if you have been arrested and charged with this crime. If you are over the age of 18, and you are charged with sexual battery of an individual under the age of 12, then you could face capital felony charges. If you are convicted of a capital felony in the state of Florida, then according to Florida Statute §775.082, you will face the death penalty. We understand the fear, anxiety, and uncertainty regarding the future that you may be experiencing, and you can be sure that we will work with you towards the results that you need.
Charged with a crime?
If you have been arrested and charged with the crime of rape or sexual battery, then it is vitally important for you to begin pursuing the representation that you need on your side. This is one of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in the state, and you can be sure that you will face severe accusations and life-altering penalties if you are convicted. If you have been arrested, then you need to be aware of your constitutional rights. First, you need to remain silent; according to the Fifth Amendment, you have the right to remain silent as any information you give out could be used against you.
Second, you have the right to an attorney, and it is crucial to your future that you pursue skillful and highly experienced representation as soon as possible. If you have been arrested, then you need to remain silent until you can consult with your attorney. At Thomas & Paulk, P.A., we can provide you with the skillful legal assistance that you need, and you can be sure that we will work with you towards the results that you need. We have been serving the criminally accused residents of Tampa, Florida for a number of years, and we can put this experience to work for you.
Let Us Work With You
We understand the severity of the situation that you face, and you can be sure that we will put our years of experience to work for you. We have helped numerous clients through criminal charges in the past, and we understand the process so that we may effectively pursue the results you need. Contact us today to discuss your charges, and to begin pursuing the favorable outcome that you need in your case.