Sex Crimes

Sex Crime Attorney in Dade City

Protect Your Future with a Strong Sex Crime Defense

Have you been accused of a sex crime in Florida? Depending on the severity of the crime and the strength of your defense, these crimes could render charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

Contact Keeley Karatinos at Karatinos Law, PLLC at (352) 605-6018 to learn more about how she can help build a sex crime defense on your behalf.

What Is Considered a Sex Crime in Florida?

According to Florida law, a sexual offense is non-consensual and unlawful sexual contact or behavior that results in the sexual gratification of the offender. There are several ways in which a crime could be considered sex-related, and the severity of the penalties associated can vary based on the nature of the offense and the type of victim.

Some of the most common sex offenses include:

  • Sexual battery
  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Lewd and lascivious
  • Child pornography
  • Failure to register as a sex offender

The penalties associated with sex crimes can vary from a misdemeanor for prostitution or indecent exposure to a felony for failing to register as a sex offender, possession of child pornography, or, more severely, sexual battery. The severity of penalties for lewd and lascivious depends on the age of the victim as well as the age of the defendant, ranging from five years in jail to life imprisonment.

Sex Offender Registry in Florida

Certain sex crimes are more likely to land a defendant on the sex offender registry than others.

In Florida, sex offenses that quality for sex offender registry include:

  • Lewd and lascivious
  • Unlawful sexual activity with minors
  • Sexual battery
  • Kidnapping of a minor under 13
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Human trafficking
  • VIdeo voyeurism
  • Child pornography

Florida laws are harsh when it comes to sex crimes. Build a strong defense with the experienced sex crime attorney at Karatinos Law, PLLC. Contact Ms. Karatinos today at (352) 605-6018.

"Keeley was wonderful to have by our side. Keeley is very down to earth and honest. She was always up front with us and never candy coated the situation."
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