If you have been accused of a sex crime in the state of Florida, you will learn that it can tarnish your reputation personally and professionally. Being accused of a sex crime carries a great stigma with families, friends and neighbors, so if you have been accused of one, you will need good defense. Grozinger Law, P.A. is here to listen to your story and help you craft out a defense that can help you to minimize the effects that a sex crime record can do to a person. If the facts point to false accusations an attorney can help you decide how to proceed if more time is needed to make sure the evidence is there. Grozinger Law, P.A. is based in Orlando and has plenty of experience with this type of criminal defense. Making Grozinger Law, P.A. your first phone call will be of great benefits to you, your family and your case.
Being accused of a sex crime is only the beginning. You might not even know what constitutes as a sex crime these days, so they are all listed below for your reference.
- Indecent exposure
- Child pornography
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse of a child
- Public sexual indecency
- Use of a computer to facilitate illegal sexual activity
- Florida's Romeo and Juliet Law
All of these crimes are considered sexual in nature by the state of Florida and the Orlando area. Because a case against such an accusation requires specific defense, having all of the relevant information about the case is very important. Once accused or arrested, make sure that you have all of the necessary information in place for your attorney so that a criminal defense can be constructed around them. If you are not sure whether or not you need to hire an attorney for your defense, you can contact Grozinger Law, P.A. for a free consultation to learn more.
Whether you were arrested on a false accusation, accused of harassment at work or part of a police sting operation, an experienced attorney can get all the pieces in place for your defense as soon as you contact them. If you have been arrested, you likely have questions so some of the more commonly asked ones are posted below for your reference.
If convicted do I have to register as a sexual offender?
If you have been convicted of any of the offenses that you see listed above, registering as a sexual offender is required.
If my girlfriends parents file charges against me for having sex with her, do I have a case?
In the state of Florida, there is the "Romeo and Juliet" law. That means that if your case meets certain requirements you will not be required to register as a sexual offender. The restrictions are tight and happen in a small number of cases.
Are there restrictions on where I can live if I have to register as a sexual offender?
The short answer is, no. In Florida, county ordinances might outline where you can live. You are also not barred by the state from living with children, however the if you are under supervision during your case, other conditions might apply.
If registered, can I ever apply to be removed?
In Florida, you are registered for life unless a full pardon has been issued by the court system. If you have been without confinement or supervision for 25 years you could also be eligible for removal from the registry.
In any case that involves accusation of a sexual crime, having an attorney get all of the information straight is going to be the best move that you can make. Grozinger Law, P.A. is a good place to start and that can happen through the free consolation of your case.