Miami Statutory Rape Defense Attorney
Summary of Statutory Rape Cases in Florida
Statutory rape charges, or Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor, are filed against an individual who is over the age of 24 and is accused of having sex with a minor aged 16 or 17 years of age, even when the act was consensual, or when the two parties were involved in a relationship. A defense that involves the young person who had lied about their age before the sex act took place will not be allowed in court. This poses great difficulty for any person who honestly believed that the individual involved was over 18 years of age. Although not considered a violent crime, the penalties for statutory rape remain very se vere in Florida .
Statutory rape is punishable 5 - 15 years in state prison . A convicted person will be required to register as a sex offender and face serious challenges with regard to future employment, housing and other restrictions. If you are accused of the crime of statutory rape, it is absolutely critical that you contact a Miami sex crimes defense lawyer immediately after your arrest.
These cases can be initiated by a parent or other person who is aware of a relationship between two parties and are offended by it or want to bring it to an end. An accusation of statutory rape can cost you your job, your family and your standing in the community. If you have been accused of statutory rape the stress and uncertainty can be overwhelming, particularly considering the potential prison sentence you could face if convicted. The Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. will aggressively fight for your rights, your reputation and your future.
Aggressively Protecting Your Rights in Miami
Michael Mirer has a proven record of successfully defending clients against a wide variety of sex crime charges. As a former Assistant State Attorney for Miami-Dade County, he has deep insight into how the police and district attorney operate. You are urged to contact the firm immediately after your arrest so that any potential negotiations to have the charges dismissed or reduced can be initiated before you have been formally charged. Exercise your right to remain silent and contact the firm so that every possible defense action can be taken on your behalf. The firm has garnered a reputation for providing a high quality, aggressive defense, and should immediately review your case.
Contact a Miami statutory rape defense lawyer from the firm for a free initial consultation.