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In Florida, crimes such as rape and other forms of sexual assault are often classified under the category of sexual battery. If you find yourself faced with sexual battery charges, you need to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. These charges will be fiercely prosecuted, and you could end up with life-changing penalties if you are convicted.

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At Plotnick Law, our St. Petersburg sexual battery attorneys are backed by 24 years of collective experience. We are passionate about providing fierce advocacy for our clients and working with them from start to finish. Throughout your case, you can expect straightforward communication and experienced legal advice.

Penalties for Sexual Battery in Florida

Florida Statutes Title XLVI. § 794.005 and following outline the classifications and penalties for sexual battery. Depending on your circumstances, your penalties could range from years in prison to life in prison. That is why it is imperative that you secure legal help as soon as possible.

The classifications and prison times for sexual battery are outlined below:

  • Sexual battery of a victim under 12 by someone over 18: This is classified as a capital felony, meaning you could be sentenced to life without parole or the death penalty.
  • Sexual battery of a victim under 12 by someone under 18: This is classified as a life felony, meaning you could be sentenced to 30 years or up to life in prison.
  • Sexual battery of a victim over 12: This is classified as a second-degree felony, meaning you could be sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison.
  • Sexual battery of a victim over 12 with threats, coercion, or while the victim was physically incapacitated: This is classified as a first-degree felony, meaning you could be sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison.
  • Sexual battery of a victim over 12 with use of a deadly weapon or physical force: This is classified as a life felony, meaning you could be sentenced to 30 years or up to life in prison.

Sex Offender Registration in Florida

Florida has extremely harsh sex offender registration laws in comparison with other states.

When convicted of sexual offenses, Florida requires:

  • Registration as a sex offender for life
  • All registration information be made public

In certain situations, you may be able to get your name removed from Florida’s registry. Speak with a St. Petersburg sexual battery lawyer to learn whether you are eligible.

Get Started on Your Defense. Call Plotnick Law Today.

Being charged with a sex crime is a serious matter and you need all the legal help you can get, as soon as you can get it. Our firm is here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate your current circumstances and to fight against the charges you face.

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