Sexual assault, also known as sexual battery, is defined as sexual contact that occurs without consent. The state does not have to prove that the alleged victim actually voiced any objections. Rather, in many cases, it is up to the jury to decide whether the conduct was consensual or not.
As a felony offense, sexual assault is one of the most serious types of sex crimes. A conviction carries harsh consequences. You could face years in prison and steep fines as well as mandatory sexual offender registration. This onerous requirement carries lifelong ramifications. It can affect your reputation, employment, housing and education.
More Than Eight Decades Of Legal Experience On Your Side
At Dobson, Davis & Smith, a criminal defense firm in Tallahassee, our sexual assault defense lawyers understand the magnitude of what is at stake in these cases. We work diligently to defend our clients' freedom and future.
As trial attorneys with more than 80 years of combined experience — including backgrounds in law enforcement and prosecution at both state and federal levels — we possess valuable insight into the criminal justice system. We have successfully handled complex, high-profile criminal cases at all stages of the proceedings, from pre-indictment investigation through trial. We offer a powerhouse of legal resources and experience.
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Leon County Lawyers Handling Child Molestation Offenses And Sexual Abuse Charges
Child molestation includes any type of sexual contact with a minor under the age of consent. Prosecutors place a high level of priority on these cases. A conviction carries some of the harshest consequences under law, including not only mandatory sex offender registration but also a particularly weighty social stigma. Our attorneys offer skilled and experienced representation for clients facing child molestation or sexual abuse charges as well as solicitation of a minor and other types of Internet sex crimes.
Vigorous Representation For College And High School Students
Campus life creates an environment that is ripe for misunderstandings and inflated allegations. As a result, allegations of sex crimes are commonly launched against students whose futures may hang in the balance. Much more is at stake for young people. Our legal team offers vigorous and diligent representation for students facing such charges.
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Don't hesitate to get a seasoned defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. Call Dobson, Davis & Smith at 850-270-0412 or toll free at 888-339-2943. You can also contact us online. We offer free initial consultations. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.