Sex Offenses / Crimes
Sex crimes and offenses are considered egregious offenses by the public. For this reason, if you’re accused of a sex crime, you may find that society considers you guilty until proven innocent. Due to this stigma, and the consequences your charges can have on your day-to-day life, it is important that you obtain quality representation from an experienced attorney. Chris Rabby is one of the most experienced sex offender defense lawyers in Pensacola, Florida.
Facing these allegations has many traps for the unwary attorney. For example, sometimes a consenting participant can lie about their age, and both the consent and lie be disallowed by the court as a defense to the allegation.
I am regurlaly asked about the age ob sexual consent in Florida.So what is the age of consent in Florida?
Well, it depends.
Generally the age of consent is 16, meaning that sexual activity with a person younger than 16 years of age is prohibited. (§800.04) However, it is also a crime for a person 24 years old or older to have sexual activity with a 16 or 17 year old (§794.05, a second degree felony).
Ignorance as to the person’s age, and the person’s misrepresentation of age are not a defense (§794.021 & §800.04 (2) & (3)). If both parties are under age, one or both of them may be charged with a sexual offense.
Defending your reputation as well as your liberty, Christopher L. Rabby is a lawyer who understands the sensitive nature of sex crime charges and strives to assist clients and their families, compassionately and respectfully after they’ve been accused of or charged with these types of criminal offenses. Chris L. Rabby knows that sex crimes can range from minor misdemeanors to violent felonies He is prepared to defend you against charges, no matter how severe they may be. If you’re facing sex crime charges, Christopher L. Rabby, P.A. can help you by:
- Interviewing the people involved in your case
- Conferring with experts (if appropriate)
- Negotiating lesser charges or penalties with the prosecution (if possible)
- Arguing your case in court at trial or sentencing, to a judge and/or jury
- Standing by your side until your case is resolved
- Providing judgment free representation
Start fighting your charges by contacting a Florida sex offense defense attorney in Pensacola, Christopher L. Rabby, P.A. today. (850)437-9410.