Orlando Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer Protects Your Freedom and Your Future
Defending clients’ rights in Florida since 1983
A sex crime allegation can destroy every aspect of your life. The moment you are accused of sexual assault, prostitution or any other sex offense in Orange County, you must retain experienced and competent counsel. Neal T. McShane at McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. has more than 30 years of experience as a criminal law attorney in Florida. Additionally, he is a former prosecutor who understands how the state makes its cases and how best to tailor a strong defense strategy that protects your reputation and your life.
Society in general views sex crimes as especially heinous offenses. As a result, in addition to legal penalties, if you are convicted of a sexual crime, you may face problems in your personal and professional life. Our criminal defense attorney handles many different types of cases, ranging from statutory rape to Internet sex crimes, including:
- Sexual battery and assault — Florida Statute 794.011 explains that sexual battery is any oral, anal or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object without consent. Depending on the circumstances of your case, if you’re arrested, you may be charged with a felony of the second degree. Conviction is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
- Prostitution — Florida Statute 796.07 defines prostitution as the “giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire but excludes sexual activity between spouses.” If you’re arrested, you may be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor for your first offense, a first-degree misdemeanor for your second violation and a felony of the third degree for your third offense.
- Failure to register as a sex offender — If you are convicted of a sex crime and you fail to register, you’re facing charges of a felony in the third degree and, most likely, prison time.
Internet sex crimes
Possession of child pornography in Florida is a third-degree felony. However, if you are prosecuted on the federal level, the penalties you’re facing may be more severe. Additionally, if you unlawfully use a computer to solicit a minor for sex, you’re facing felony charges and up to five years in prison. If you are charged with an Internet sex crime, you need competent legal counsel. Our lawyer remains current on developments in technology and the law, and constantly devises new strategies for combating sex crime allegations.
Contact us today for experienced sex crime defense help
If you are charged with a sex crime, you can best protect your life by speaking with a skilled lawyer. At McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A., our dedicated attorney proactively builds a strong defense for you. To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your case with our lawyer, call 407.648.1500 or contact us online.