Aggressive Legal Representation for Allegations of Sexually Motivated Crimes

Sex crimes are considered one of the most heinous and stigmatized crimes in our society. The Florida legal system heavily punishes sexual offenders. Persons accused or convicted of sex crimes remain under suspicion for their lifetime. The basic definition of a sex crime is a lack of consent by the victim or consensual sex in prostitution and solicitation. Minor children, incapacitated, or disabled persons are legally unable to give consent.
Sex crimes may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the severity of the offense, the defendant’s prior criminal history, and the victim’s age, physical condition, and mental capacity. Examples of misdemeanor sex crimes are first-time prostitution or indecent exposure. However, most sexually motivated crimes are charged as felonies.

Penalties include:

  • mandatory prison time
  • registration as a sexual offender 
  • various other court-determined sanctions

A Florida Criminal Defense Attorney that Protects Your Rights

Criminal offenses of a sexual nature are prosecuted aggressively in Florida. If you are investigated or accused of a sex crime, contact the Law Office of Alison M. Lopes immediately. Our criminal defense legal team works tirelessly to uncover evidence to defend against allegations. In addition, we search for procedural violations or infringements upon our client’s constitutional rights. We understand that there are many instances of false allegations of sex crimes. An alleged victim may falsely report wrongdoing due to motivations such as personal gain, mental illness, custody disputes, or revenge.

Numerous Offenses Fall into the Category of Sex Crimes, including but not limited to:

  • Indecent Exposure
  • Prostitution and Solicitation
  • Sexual Assault and Battery
  • Incest
  • Lewd or Lascivious Offenses
  • Rape and Statutory Rape
  • Molestation of a Child
  • Internet Sex Crimes
  • Child Pornography
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Failure to register as a Sex Offender

Penalties for Sex Crimes

Florida categorizes sex crimes into three broad areas. These are Lewd or Lascivious Acts, Rape (referred to as Sexual Battery), and Unlawful Sex with Minors. Every sexually related felony offense has a mandatory prison sentence. Depending on the severity of an offense, an offender may face up to one year in jail to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Offenders are ordered burdensome sanctions in sex offender probation. They must register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and update their residence information every three to six months. In addition, sex offender probation has stringent conditions such as mandatory curfews and prohibition of living within 1,000 feet of anywhere children congregate (if the offense involved a minor). Other conditions may include completing a sex offender treatment program, a no-contact order with the victim, and electronic monitoring. Sex offender probation conditions are ordered by the court and are unique to the specific situation and case.

The Law Office of Alison M. Lopes Offers a Consultation

As a criminal defense law firm, we have earned the reputation of providing strategic and successful representation for our clients. Attorney Alison Lopes is a Florida Bar Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. She has outstanding skills in negotiating reduced charges and dismantling weak cases by the prosecution. Her depth of knowledge and experience benefits her clients.

We know how to build a solid defense. Call today for strong legal advocacy. Contact the Law Office of Alison M. Lopes at our Orlando, Florida office at 407-442-2724.