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Sex Crimes

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A conviction for a sex crime is often more serious than any other type of conviction. If convicted of a sex crime in Florida, you can receive a sentence of up to life in prison. You may also be sentenced to heavy fines, restitution and probation. If convicted, you will also have to register with the national sex offender registry. A sex crime accusation and conviction can easily ruin your reputation for life.

If you are accused of a Florida sex offense or if you are being investigated for one, you should speak to an attorney immediately to learn about your rights, your defense, and the legal system. Contacting an attorney early on is critical. Do not attempt to speak to law enforcement without an attorney. Anything you say can and will be used against you. Do not contact the victim or his/her family. Contacting the alleged victim can make your situation worse and it may appear that you are trying to influence a witness. The successful resolution of a sex crime case requires a combination of effective legal counsel, thorough investigation, and aggressive negotiation techniques.

Have you been arrested or are being investigated for a sex crime related offense? Please visit our other website dedicated exclusively to sex crime defense.

The Right Attorney Makes the Difference

Florida criminal defense attorney Robert G. Whittel is an experienced sex crimes lawyer who can provide an aggressive defense. You can rest assured that any and all options will be pursued to secure the best possible outcome. This includes plea negotiations, trial defense, and alternative sentencing. Mr. Whittel understands Florida sex crime cases and has defended many individuals accused of these crimes, such as rape, statutory rape, child molestation, prostitution and more. Additionally, he has successfully defended his clients from false accusations by various alleged victims. If you or another member of your family is suspected for or has been accused of a sex crime, contact the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton. We will take immediate steps to protect your rights and work to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

Accused of a sex crime in Gainesville, Ocala or Bushnell? Contact us today!

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