Any offense that is sexually motivated is categorized under federal law as a sex crime. These charges can warrant serious repercussions if one is convicted, but perhaps even more damaging is the stigma associated with such prosecutions. With this in mind, a strong defense is essential for securing optimal outcomes in these kinds of cases.
The term “sex crimes” encompasses a variety of illegal acts one might be charged with. These crimes include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Lewd Conduct
- Indecent Exposure
- Watching and/or Distributing Child Pornography
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Battery
- Statutory Rape
- Child Molestation
When one is wrongfully charged with a sex crime, he or she may have been falsely accused, committed the act without intent, or have been unaware of the illegality of the offense. Given the serious penalties associated with these charges, one is advised to seek out legal assistance from the onset of questioning. These penalties can range from up to 60 days in jail for offenses like prostitution and solicitation, to capital punishment for sexual assault causing bodily harm to a person under the age of 12.
If you have been charged with a sex crime, there is no time to put off enlisting a skilled attorney to represent you in the case at hand. At Pimentel & Castillo, we are dedicated to aggressively defending your rights and avoiding any unwarranted convictions. Give us a call today to discuss your unique situation with a Miami criminal defense attorney.