Orlando Sexual Battery Lawyer
What Florida Law Says About Sexual Battery
Sexual battery is defined and explained in
Chapter 794 of the 2015 Florida Statutes. Synonymous with
rape, sexual battery involves forcing an individual to engage in sexual intercourse
against their will whether through actual force or by targeting an individual
who is incapable of giving consent. Although this always a serious charge,
it is especially serious when charged in conjunction with
If you have been accused of sexual battery in Orlando, is important to
remember there is a difference between a
criminal charge and a conviction. At
Mazin Law, we can work with you to protect your legal rights and create a sound
defense strategy. There are several defenses that can be asserted in such
cases. For example, it could be argued that the victim consented, that
you did not intimately touch the victim, or that it is a case of misidentification.
We encourage you to discuss your situation with our law firm.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal options!
Penalties for Sexual Battery
As both a sexual and often
violent crime, it is also one of the most severely punished, although penalties will
vary depending on the circumstances of the crime.
Examples of potential penalties include:
- Someone 18 or older accused of committing sexual battery against someone
12 or younger will be charged with a capital felony punishable by the
death penalty or life imprisonment without parole. If the accused is younger
than 18, punishment is life imprisonment or at least 30 years of imprisonment.
- If the victim is older than 12, the minimal charge is a second-degree felony
punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment; in some cases, this can be
escalated to a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years.
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are facing. If you have been accused of sexual battery in relation to
domestic violence, you need a skilled and aggressive Orlando sexual battery
attorney in your corner. At our firm, we have handled thousands of cases,
and we know how to protect your legal rights.
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