Sexual Battery Charges in Miami
Charged with sexual assault?
Sexual battery is one of the more serious sex crimes a person can be charged within the state of Florida, especially if the victim is a minor. The potential penalties are many, and may even include life in prison. If you are facing charges of sexual battery, then you need to contact a Miami assault & battery attorney as quickly as possible. They can provide you with defense in your case that may have the effect of your charges being lessened, or you being exonerated of the crime.
Sexual battery involves the forced or nonconsensual sexual penetration of another person. "Nonconsensual" in this case is defined as the victim not giving consent. Consent is not considered to be the victim failing to resist intercourse, but rather them knowingly and voluntarily agreeing as an adult without being forced, threatened, or coerced. This issue of consent is very important to consider in a sexual battery case in our state. If the victim is a minor, consent (or lack of it) may be the solitary factor that determines the outcome of the case and the fate of the defendant.
Miami Assault & Battery Attorney
Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is a criminal defense law firm with the mission of protecting and defending the rights of those charged with crimes in the Miami area. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and tailor-made legal services that maximize our clients' chances of successful resolutions to their cases. In the event that you have been charged with sexual battery, we are available to help you. Contact our offices today, and we will take action to build a defense in your case to help you fight to avoid conviction and penalties such as jail or prison time.
Contact a Miami assault & battery lawyer if you have been accused of committing sexual battery and require help in defending yourself in a court of law.