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Sex crimes often carry a stigma. If you are convicted of a sex crime in Florida, your life could change dramatically forever. You might be required to register with local police as a sexual offender or sexual predator for the rest of your life. Many jobs and places of residence may also be off limits to you.
And then there's no getting around the shame so often associated with being accused of committing a sex crime. People may treat you differently. Friends and family members may avoid interacting with you. Faced with such serious accusations, many people feel completely overwhelmed and unsure about what to do next.
Clay County sex crimes lawyer Mark Sieron understands what you're going through. And he wants to help. A long-time criminal defense lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in prosecuting and defending sex crimes, he treats every client with respect and without judgment. He understands the sensitive nature of such cases. That's why all meetings with Aguilar & Sieron are strictly confidential.
Types of Sex Crimes
There are many different types of sex crimes. Some of the most common - and most serious - ones we handle at our law firm include:
- Statutory Rape
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Abuse
- Indecent Exposure
- Internet Sex Charges
- Child Pornography
- Child Sex Charges
- Other Sex Crimes
Whatever type of sex-related charge you or a loved one is dealing with, don't hesitate to reach out and find out how we can help you. Simply contact our law firm and schedule an appointment today.
You Have Legal Rights
Some people charged with sex crimes feel like they have no rights. For many, it is the first time they have ever been charged with a crime. They might even want to simply plead guilty to their charge and put the matter behind them.
However, a guilty plea never goes away. If you didn't do anything wrong or there were extenuating circumstances surrounding your arrest, none of that will matter if you plead guilty. That's why it's important to talk to our law firm as soon as possible.
Our law firm can serve as your advocate throughout this sensitive time. This includes working to protect you and your family members from further embarrassment or unwanted attention due to these charges.
Sex offender registry
If a sex crime conviction is unavoidable, we can negotiate with prosecutors to determine the severity of the criminal offense and the level of sex offender registry required. Our law firm will take all possible measures towards a classification in the least serious category, which does not require registration and does not impair many civil liberties.
The most serious offenses require sexual offender or sexual predator registration and restrict the individual in numerous ways, including curfews, places of residence, being in the presence of children and many more. This can leave the accused unable to attend family gatherings or move about the community after completing his or her sentence.
For these reasons, it is absolutely imperative to have an effective criminal defense attorney on your side. Our law firm will work to mitigate the potential long-term consequences of a sex crime conviction and enhance our clients' therapeutic recovery. As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we will strive to help you avoid sex offender registry requirements and preserve your freedom.
Statutory rape is a layman's term used to describe sexual intercourse that includes the following criteria:
- Victim was 16 or 17 years old
- Accused was over 24 years old
Even if the victim consented to sex with the accuser, Florida law classifies such sexual activity as sexual battery. The same is true even if the accuser did not know that the victim was a minor.
That's because Florida lawmakers do not believe that 16- or 17-year-old teenagers have the maturity to consent to sex with an adult. A sexual battery conviction can result in a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.
We understand the seriousness of such charges. That's why want to meet with you as soon as possible. Simply schedule a confidential appointment with our Clay County, Florida law firm and find out how we can help you.
Sexual battery charges in Florida cover a wide range. This legal term can be used to describe several different types of non-consensual sexual activity, including:
- Unwanted touching
- Sexual torture
- Child sex abuse
Depending on the circumstances, you could face many different penalties if convicted of sexual assault, including:
- Fines (up to $10,000 for most convictions)
- Restrictions on where you can live and who you can visit
- Probation (up to life for many convicted of sexual battery)
- Prison time (up to 15 years to life for most convictions)
- Mandatory psychosexual counseling
- Being required to register as a sex offender for life
There's also the stigma often associated with being convicted of a sexual charge. That's why it's important to meet with attorney Mark Sieron as soon as possible. He can discuss all the legal options available to you during your confidential appointment with him.
Crimes classified as sexual abuse in Florida cover a wide range. Unlike other sex crimes, many allegations of sexual abuse do not involve actual sexual intercourse. Some of the most common sex abuse charges include:
- Exposing minors to pornography
- Inappropriate sexual touching
- Non-consensual sexual activities
- Sexual harassment in certain forms
Don't underestimate the seriousness of your sexual abuse charge. Even if you believe you didn't do anything wrong, it's important that you take such charges seriously right from the start. Attorney Mark Sieron can walk you through all the legal options available to you, then advise you on the best course of action.
Indecent exposure is a term used to describe someone exposing themselves in a sexual or lewd manner to another person. Often, indecent exposure involves someone taking off clothes in a public place or someone else's property and behaving in an inappropriate way.
If convicted of indecent exposure in Florida, you could be fined up to $1,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 12 months.
That's why it's important that you contact attorney Mark Sieron as soon as possible if you have been charged with indecent exposure. He can meet with you confidentially and discuss all the legal options available to you. We respect your privacy and simply want to help you move forward with your life.
Internet sex charges can cover a wide range and are very serious charges in Florida. Some of the most common criminal charges involving internet sex crimes include:
- Internet sex solicitation (paying for sexual acts by contacting people online)
- Soliciting minors (under 18 years old) for sex via the Internet
- Downloading or sharing child pornography online
- Arranging online to meet with a minor for sexual acts
Adults who follow through with meeting a minor contacted online for sexual acts can face the most serious penalties, even if the two parties do not actually engage in sexual activity. The mere act of soliciting a minor online for sex can result in up to 15 years in prison.
Mark Sieron understands the seriousness of Internet sex charges. He also knows how to build a strong criminal defense case and what evidence to look for. A former prosecutor who has defended sex crimes for three decades, attorney Sieron knows how law enforcement officials think. Schedule a confidential appointment with us and find out how we can help you.
Florida defines child pornography as photographs or videos of children under 18 years old engaged in sexual acts. Charges involving child pornography in Florida generally fall into three main categories:
- Adults who possess child pornography
- Adults who share child pornography with others (often on the Internet)
- Adults who create child pornography
All of these charges can result in significant fines and lengthy prison sentences. Adults convicted on child pornography charges will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their lives.
With so much at stake, it's critical that you contact our law firm as soon as possible to discreetly discuss the details of your case. Attorney Mark Sieron can meet with you and advise you on the best course of action. Simply contact us and schedule a confidential appointment right now.
Child sex charges in Florida involve sexual acts with minors under 16 years old. In addition to child pornography, some of the most common - and most serious - child sex charges include:
- Child molestation
- Child rape
- Lewd or lascivious assault
If you are convicted of any of these charges, you will likely be sentenced to many years in prison. You will also likely be required to register as a sexual offender or sexual predator with local police for the rest of your life. This could affect where you live, what work you are able to do and even whether you can have contact with certain friends or family members, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Florida attorney Mark Sieron understands the seriousness of your charge. That's why he wants to meet with you as soon as possible. A former Florida prosecutor, attorney Sieron can explain all the options available to you under Florida law. Schedule a confidential appointment with our law firm today.
Along with the crimes listed above, some of the other cases we handle at our Florida law firm include:
- Date rape (Rape involving two adults who know each other)
- Failing to register as a sex offender
- Lewd conduct (including sexual activity in public). Two categories include:
- Engaging in lewd conduct
- Solicitation for lewd conduct
Many other criminal charges involving sex crimes exist in Florida. No matter what you or a loved one has been charged with, simply contact our law firm and schedule a confidential appointment with us. Attorney Mark Sieron can explain how Florida's laws apply to the charge facing you, then suggest the best strategy. We understand how sensitive such cases can be for everyone involved. That's why we promise to respect your privacy and keep our discussion about your legal matter between us.