Capital Sexual Battery

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Confidently Defend Against Capital Sexual Battery Charges

Capital sexual battery, as defined by Florida law, occurs when an adult commits sexual battery on a minor. This offense is one of the state's most severe, with significant legal and personal ramifications. A conviction can lead to life-altering consequences.

Given the gravity of these charges, it is imperative for anyone accused to seek legal representation immediately. A skilled capital sexual battery attorney in Sarasota can be crucial in safeguarding your rights, addressing violations, and beginning the process of building a robust defense. 

At the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, P.A., we understand the complexities and sensitivities involved in defending against capital sexual battery allegations. With our team on your side, you can trust that we will fight fiercely for your rights and vigorously defend your innocence. Our firm brings over two decades of experience to every case, including invaluable insights from Attorney Eric Reisinger's tenure as a former prosecutor. We provide personalized, strategic representation tailored to the unique circumstances of your case.

Your future is too important to leave to chance. Contact our Sarasota capital sexual battery lawyer at (941) 541-5335 to discuss your case.

The Elements and Penalties of Capital Sexual Battery

Florida Statutes § 794.011 enumerates capital sexual battery offenses. Understanding the legal framework surrounding these charges is crucial for anyone facing such serious allegations.

The prosecution has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt the following elements:

  • Sexual conduct: The accused committed a sexual offense involving penetration of the anus or female genitals with a sexual organ or object or contact with the mouth. Obtaining the alleged victim's consent is not a defense to this crime.
  • Circumstances: The accused committed the offense against a minor, or in attempting to commit the offense, the actor injured the sexual organs of the alleged victim, who was a minor. 
  • Age: The alleged victim must have been under 12 years of age at the time of the offense, and the actor must have been 18 years of age or older. Ignorance of the alleged victim's age or the alleged victim misrepresenting their age is not a valid defense.

The potential penalties and consequences upon conviction for capital sexual battery are severe. This offense is a capital felony, which means the punishment can include death if the prosecutor seeks the death penalty and the court holds a hearing to determine its appropriateness. If the death penalty is not sought, the punishment is life imprisonment without eligibility for parole.

Crafting a Defense Against Charges

Building a robust defense against capital sexual battery charges requires strategic planning and proactive action. From the moment allegations arise, taking swift and decisive action is essential to protect your rights and preserve crucial evidence. You can begin laying the groundwork for a comprehensive defense strategy to pursue an optimal result by engaging a lawyer early in the process.

Capital sexual battery cases do not have a one-size-fits-all approach to defense. Each presents unique circumstances and challenges, requiring tailored strategies to counter the prosecution's arguments effectively. 

Possible defense tactics may include the following:

  • Challenging the reliability of witness testimony
  • Disputing the validity of forensic evidence
  • Highlighting inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account

By thoroughly analyzing the details of your case and exploring all available avenues of defense, a lawyer can craft a proactive and effective strategy.

Entrust Your Case to an Experienced Firm

With a track record of defending against serious charges, the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, P.A. brings extensive trial experience. We conduct thorough investigations, leveraging our knowledge from years of experience on both sides of the courtroom. By identifying weaknesses in the prosecutor's case and crafting tailored defense strategies, we work toward favorable results for our clients.

If you are facing allegations of capital sexual battery in Sarasota, schedule a consultation with our attorney by calling (941) 541-5335 today.

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We Fight Fearlessly for Our Clients

Our Sarasota criminal defense attorney has defended many people in all types of situations. He is the first person in Sarasota County to help a defendant facing a murder charge get his case dismissed under the Florida Stand Your Ground law. Our firm can investigate your case, collect supporting evidence, and prove you are innocent, the police violated your constitutional rights, or the prosecution has a weak case against you. We are ready to fight for you in trial.

  • Not Guilty Verdict 2016 CF 004875 NC – Life Felony Second Degree Murder
  • Not Guilty Verdict 2017 CF 000169 – Life Felony Armed Robbery
  • Successful Resolution 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
  • Not Guilty Verdict 2017 MM 11498 – Misdemeanor Battery and Misdemeanor Sex Offense -Unnatural and Lascivious Act
  • Case Dismissed 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
  • Case Dismissed 2018 CF 002675 AX–Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older

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