Sex Crimes Lawyer in St. Petersburg
Helping Clients Find Their Voices in Pinellas County
Sex crimes are among the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in the state of Florida. A conviction can have devastating and life-altering consequences. It is important to hire an experienced sex crimes attorney in St. Petersburg if you or a loved one is facing charges. At McNulty Parker Law, PLLC Anita provides skilled legal representation to those accused of sex offenses.
Sex Crimes in Florida
In Florida, prosecutors vigorously pursue convictions in cases involving sex crimes. The best thing you can do for your case is to contact an experienced attorney immediately upon learning that you are being accused of a sex offense. This area of the law is complex, and the stakes are high, so don’t wait to get the help you need.
Anita represents clients charged with sex crimes, including:
- Capital sexual battery
- Sexual battery
- Indecent exposure
A conviction for a sex crime can result in a range of criminal penalties. Depending on the charges, you could be facing a jail or prison sentence, fines, probation, mandatory treatment programs, and other legal penalties. Additionally, sex crime charges tarnish reputations, often before the case ever goes to trial. People have had their lives and personal and professional reputations tarnished from the mere accusation of a sex offense. It is important to seek qualified legal representation from an experienced St. Petersburg sex crimes lawyer as soon as possible.
Registering as a Sex Offender
In addition to criminal penalties, those convicted of certain sex crimes may face a requirement to register as a sex offender. While not all sex crimes require sex offender registration, many sex offenses require registration as either a sex offender or sexual predator. If you move, you will need to register with law enforcement, and there are restrictions on where you can live.
This is one of the most life-altering effects of a sex crime conviction. The requirement to register as a sex offender will limit your opportunities for housing and employment far into the future. You may find it extremely difficult, or impossible, to pursue certain educational, professional, and career goals after conviction for a sex crime.
Defense for Sex Crime Charges
There are several possible defenses and approaches to sex crimes, depending on the situation and the charge. Anita will start by listening to your side of the story and evaluating the evidence against you to determine the best strategy for your defense. As an experienced St. Petersburg sex crimes attorney, she has extensive experience, a reputation for professionalism, and a good relationship with local prosecutors, which can be helpful in negotiating a plea deal.
Anita provides personal attention to every case, beginning with a free consultation to allow you to get advice and ask questions. She has handled thousands of criminal cases and works hard to get her clients the results they deserve and protect their rights at every stage of the legal process.
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