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Have You Been Charged With Rape?

Florida Rape Law

According to Florida law, sex crimes can be anything from indecent exposure to sexual battery. If you have been arrested or charged with a sex crime, it is important that you work to defend your rights. As a Boca Raton criminal defense lawyer, I understand that this time in your life may be confusing and frustrating, but it is absolutely imperative that you act quickly. With the assistance of my staff and I, you may be able to get your charges acquitted or greatly reduced. I have over 15 years of experience in assisting my clients and helping them achieve the best possible outcome for their cases. With so much as stake, it is important that you contact the Law Offices of Richard Tendler as soon as possible.

Consent in Florida

Under Florida law, anyone who does not consent to sexual intercourse or relations may charge their offender with rape. Sexual intercourse or unwarranted sexual touching and groping can lead to a very serious charge. The age for sexual consent is 18, but there are some exceptions to the age of consent. For example, a person between the ages of 16 and 18 can consent to sex with someone under the age of 24. This act will not result in the older individual being charged with statutory rape unless the sex was unconsented or the person was deemed mentally unstable or unaware of the sexual acts occurring.

Defending Your Charges

Many accusations of rape occur because of retaliation or anger. Sometimes, cases can arise by a simple charge of wrong place, wrong time. Florida recognizes a statute of limitations on rape, which means that the case must be brought before a judge within three years of the alleged rape. As frightening as this time may be in your life, it is important that you remember that you are always innocent until proven guilty. With the assistance of my staff and I, you may be able to receive an acquittal or a reduction of the charges against you. Contact my firm as soon as possible to speak with me after an arrest or investigation.

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