More than any other crime in the Florida court system, sex crimes carry a stigma, a black cloud and potential lifelong consequences that are unparalleled. It’s the only crime that, if you are convicted, allows the state to broadcast your history every time you move to a new neighborhood, alerting everyone in a certain geographic radius. Once the accusation is first made, it is difficult to emerge from. You need an experienced Jacksonville Sex Crimes Attorney to protect your rights. Victoria Mussallem at The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A., has represented hundreds of people accused of sex crimes in Florida.
Often times when someone is accused of a sex crime, it is that person’s first experience with the Florida criminal justice system. This is where the veteran Jacksonville Sex Crimes attorney at The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A., comes in. Sex crimes are also different that other criminal cases because there is often no physical evidence tying someone to the crime. Cases can be largely built on the testimony of one or two people. Other times, there is evidence and police may have DNA taken from or near the alleged victim. It is crucial to you and your case that you have a Jacksonville Sex Crimes Lawyer that will dig into how the evidence was obtained, how it was tested and exactly who is testing it.
If you are asked to speak with a detective, talk to an attorney. Immediately. The detective is there to arrest you and build a case against you – not to help you. If police are talking to you, that means they’ve already talked to the alleged victim and he or she has led them to you. Exercise your right to remain silent, tell police you want an attorney and call a Jacksonville Sex crimes Attorney right away.
Punishment for sex crimes is significant, and some charges carry a mandatory life prison sentence. Other potential penalties are jail and prison sentences, required sex offender registration and sex offender probation. The experienced Jacksonville sex crimes attorney at The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A., will fight for your right to tell your side of the story, get you fair consideration in front of a judge and help restore your reputation from a false accusation.
At The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A., our Jacksonville Sex Crimes Law Firm represents people accused of Internet pornography, soliciting for prostitution, criminal transmission of HIV, sexual battery/rape, capital sexual battery, date rape, lewd and lascivious conduct, statutory rape, child molestation, failure to register as a sex offender and indecent exposure.
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