Criminal Defense Attorney West Palm Beach

Helping Clients to Understand Sex Crimes in Florida

If you have been arrested for sexual battery and/or rape, then you need the assistance of an attorney that specializes in criminal defense. The court system is highly complex and because these types of cases are often prosecuted with extreme malice, you want to ensure that you do not go to jail for a crime you did not commit or a harsher penalty than necessary.

The attorneys at Farkas & Crowley work closely with you throughout each step of the criminal process to ensure you understand your rights and get the best possible outcome for your case.

Understanding Sexual Battery and Rape Charges

Sexual Battery RapeSexual battery is the legal term for “rape” or sexual assault. It is defined under Florida state law as the penetration by a sexual organ or object without consent.

The Penalties Associated With Sexual Battery

If you are convicted with sexual battery charges, the penalties are much harsher than other crimes, especially once the age of the victim, offender, and any impairments of the victim are considered. Some penalties you could face include:

  • Registering as a sex offender
  • Paying fines up to $15,000
  • Serving up to life in jail if you are convicted of a capital felony – such as abusing a child sexually under the age of 12

Hire the Sexual Battery Defense Team at Farkas & Crowley Now

Sexual battery charges are extremely serious. It can be difficult to defend these types of cases, which is why you need to hire an attorney. The prosecution will be working hard to prove your guilt, so you need an attorney that is experienced in defending such delicate cases.

The team at Farkas & Crowley is here to help. We have defended countless individuals in sexual battery cases and we can help you too. Contact us now for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our attorneys.