Fort Lauderdale Sex Crime Lawyer

The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A., defends clients who have been accused of committing sex crimes.
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Sex Crime Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

If you have been charged with a sex crime, you need legal help right away. If convicted, you could face extensive jail time and other consequences that could affect the rest of your life. But a charge does not mean you are guilty. A strong legal advocate will ensure that you have every opportunity to build an effective defense.

Sex crimes come in many forms. The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A., understands the law and how to walk you through the defense process. You may be able to get reduced charges or even a case dismissal with our Fort Lauderdale sex crime lawyer on your side.

Types of Sex Crimes

Florida law groups sex crimes into three categories. These are lewd and lascivious acts, sexual battery and rape, and unlawful sex with minors. Broken down further, the specific acts in these categories include the following:
  • Lewd and lascivious battery
  • Lewd and lascivious molestation
  • Lewd and lascivious conduct
  • Lewd and lascivious exhibition
  • Statutory rape
If you face any of these charges, schedule a free consultation with our Fort Lauderdale sex crime lawyer today to discuss your defense options.

A Closer Look At Lewd And Lascivious Acts

Any act or crime committed against someone under the age of 16 is, by Florida law, a lewd or lascivious act. Ignorance of the victim’s age is not a valid defense in this case, and neither is the age of the accused. This means that if a 13-year-old were to have sex with a 15-year-old, either child or both children could be charged with a lewd and lascivious act.

The penalties for a conviction of these charges can vary depending on the act, as well as the guilty person’s age and prior criminal history. A person convicted of lewd or lascivious acts faces a maximum of 15 years in prison. The minimum prison sentence is seven years. Lewd offenses can result in probation as well. Lewd or lascivious molestation, conduct, and exhibition are the most common types.

The Specifics About Sexual Battery And Rape

Of all sexual crimes, sexual battery and rape are the most serious. People convicted of these offenses can expect the most severe punishments. Sexual battery and rape convictions can bring life sentences in prison. The minimum prison term upon conviction is nine years.

As for unlawful sex with minors and statutory rape, there is a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a minimum sentence of five years. Also, every person in Florida convicted of a felony sex offense must register as a sex offender. Such individuals must also update their residence every three to six months for the rest of their lives.

For something as serious as a sex crime offense, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to defend you. Contact our Fort Lauderdale sex crime lawyer to set up a free consultation today so that you may explore your legal options.

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  • Confidential Case Assessment - During your confidential case assessment we will listen to the details of your case, and formulate a strategy to defend you as well as possible.
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  • Focused Legal Practice - Our Attorneys have been helping individuals like you Navigate the law for over 25 years. Criminal Law is our top priority, let us make you and your case part of that focus.
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  • Bilingual - At the Law Offices of R. David Williams, we have staff that are fluent in English and Spanish, ensuring that each client gets proper representation.
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  • No Case Too Difficult - This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what is necessary, even in complex cases.

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  • Personal Attention – As a psychology major in college, David Williams is positioned to help clients with their legal needs while providing individualized attention and support to each client.

  • No Case Is Too Big or Small – Our criminal defense attorney handles everything from traffic tickets to grand theft, drug charges and other major felony offenses. Regardless of the charge, you will have an advocate by your side when you choose R. David Williams to represent you.

  • Tailored Representation – We don’t treat clients as numbers. Instead, they are real people who require tailored representation. Thus, our firm customizes services based on your circumstances and needs.

Defense Strategies Against Sex Crime Charges

Due to the seriousness of the charges, you need an aggressive defense strategy when you are involved in a sex crimes case. Your lawyer will work to reduce the charges and sentence. You may even plead not guilty if your lawyer believes there is sufficient evidence in your favor to prove that the charges are false. A defense position may be one of mistaken identity or illegally seized evidence. Entrapment is also an option that your lawyer will evaluate as a possible defense.

More Peace Of Mind During A Terrible Time

At the very least, a sex crime charge is embarrassing and damaging to your reputation and character. In the most extreme circumstances, you could spend life in prison. Even for lesser charges, you could still find it difficult to get a job. With The Law Offices of R. David Williams in your corner, you will have a reliable advocate who will work tirelessly to defend you. Call our Fort Lauderdale sex crime lawyer today to schedule a free consultation. During this meeting, we will review the facts of your case and explore all possible defense options.
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  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

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  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

    - Maria Cabrera -

  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

    - Maria Cabrera -

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Most importantly, David Williams makes it a priority to give you personalized service and attention with regard to your criminal case. Call our office at your convenience for a free consultation. We will schedule a personal consultation at your convenience with the attorney to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your criminal case in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County. David Williams will provide you with the defense and counseling that is required to have a successful outcome for your criminal case.

David Williams prides himself on providing personal attention with regard to all aspects of your criminal or traffic matter. David Williams will provide you with a fair fee for the work required and will extend a payment plan that is suitable to your needs for your criminal matter.

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