Molestation Defense Attorneys
Tampa Defense Lawyers for Child Molestation Charges
Child sexual abuse and molestation can include various conduct. In these cases, a child is usually under 14. These actions are crimes regardless of consent. Sexual abuse or molestation of a child may include any penetration of the vaginal or anal area with a sexual organ or another object; sexual contact between the mouth, genitals, or anus of an individual and a child; intentional masturbation in the presence of a child; and more.
If you have been arrested and charged with the crime of sexual abuse or molestation of a child, you could face extremely harsh penalties for conviction of this crime. There are many scenarios in which you could be charged with molestation or abuse, particularly if you work with children on a regular basis as a teacher, coach, counselor or in another profession. It is vitally important that you have skilled representation on your side to help you.
If you're facing child molestation charges in Tampa, the steps you take now will impact your future. Call (813) 321-7323 to learn how our firm can help you.
Penalties for Child Molestation in Florida
The penalties for child sexual abuse in Florida will depend on several factors; for example, if the child is under 12, the penalties can become extremely serious. If you are over the age of 18 and are charged with molestation of an individual under 12, you may face felony charges. If you are over 18 and charged with molestation of a child between 12 and 16, you may face second-degree felony charges that carry up to 15 years in prison. If you are under 18 and are charged with molestation of a minor between 12 and 16, you may face third-degree felony penalties, which may include up to 15 years in prison. You may also face lifetime sex offender registration.
Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in Tampa?
Do not hesitate to choose a firm that can fight to defend your rights. Our skilled Tampa sex crime defense attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience and can provide you with the level of representation you need. At Thomas & Paulk, we've been serving the residents of the Tampa and the surrounding areas for years. We understand the process, and if we take your case, you can be sure we will devote the time, energy, and resources necessary to help you build the strong and compelling defense you need.
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