Fort Lauderdale Rape Defense Attorney
Protecting Individuals Charged with Rape
The majority of rape charges involve sexual contact between people who
know each other or even live together. Rape is a more heightened offense
battery or sodomy because it involves actual and nonconsensual sexual intercourse.
If you have been accused of rape, you need to be informed of the serious
and life-changing penalties that will follow a sex crime conviction.
Whether you have been charged with rape by a stranger or by someone you
are close to, you will benefit from the help of a Fort Lauderdale criminal
defense attorney. With a legal defender by your side, you may be able
to raise the question of consent or mistaken identity. A lawyer from Parks
& Braxton, PA can provide the superior cross-examination you need
to challenge your accuser in court and question the motives behind their
Sex Crime Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale
Rape charges involve complex legalities and it is often necessary for the
defendant to testify in court. We invest both time and effort into you
and your defense case so that you are fully prepared to testify for your
innocence, even against a tough prosecution. According to Florida law,
all of the necessary elements to prove rape can be proved solely by the
testimony of the victim and no other evidence is needed to find the defendant
guilty. The prison time given for a rape conviction ranges from five to
fifteen years for individuals who have no prior convictions.
In addition to this serious penalty, a rape conviction may include mandatory
sex offender registration. Registering as a sexual predator and offender will drastically change
your life and the opportunities you have for employment and housing in
the future. You cannot afford to be without the help of a rape attorney
during this crucial time. Our firm has over 45 years of combined legal
criminal defense, and we have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases.
Contact a Fort Lauderdale rape attorney
to discuss your charges during a confidential and free consultation. We
are available to take calls 24 / 7 - on nights, weekends, and holidays as well.