Sex Crimes

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Sarasota Sex Crime Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Sex Crime Charges in Florida 

Since the start of the #MeToo movement toward the end of 2017, there has been an influx of sexual misconduct allegations in every industry. Unfortunately, such accusations can have profound damage to a person’s life and reputation – even before he/she ever formally charged for the underlying offense. Although many people may believe hiring a Sarasota sex crime lawyer is a sign of guilt, doing so is one of the most important steps to clearing your name and protecting your rights and freedom.

At the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, PA, we have a solid understanding of how the state prepares and presents sex crime cases. Before opening our practice, Eric Reisinger spent time as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office, where he learned the strategies and tactics the state uses to obtain a guilty plea or verdict.

We aggressively defend people who are under investigation for or have been charged with sex crimes, including:

  • Rape or sexual battery — We will carefully investigate the facts and circumstances to make certain that law enforcement officers have followed procedure and gathered all relevant evidence. We will look for any evidence that suggests consent, as well as indications that the victim has a history of problems telling the truth. When appropriate, we will also seek and evaluate DNA evidence, if available.
  • Lewd and lascivious behavior — We defend people on all types of charges that fall under lewd and lascivious behavior, including exposing or touching yourself in a lewd way in public. We handle crimes involving lewd or lascivious behavior toward children.

If you are accused of a sex crime in Sarasota or Arcadia, contact us today at (941) 541-5335 and schedule a free consultation with our Sarasota sex crime attorney. 

Understanding Sexual Battery Charges in Florida

Sexual battery, such as rape, involves using coercion, force, or incapacitation to commit a non-consensual sexual activity. Rape is considered a second-degree felony, which carries a maximum prison term of 15 years, fines of up to $1,000. However, if a sexual battery involves a physically helpless victim, threats of serious physical injury, a drugged victim, or an offender who is a police officer or in a position of control, it is aggravated sexual battery is a first-degree felony, punishable by a maximum 30-year prison sentence and a fine no more than $10,000.

If aggravated sexual battery involves a person between 12 and 18 years old, a deadly weapon, or likely to cause serious personal injury, it is a life felony, punishable by life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000. If aggravated sexual battery involves a child under 12 years of age, it is a capital felony, which is punishable by life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty.

Furthermore, a conviction of a sex crime can result in registration as a sex offender – potentially for the rest of your life.

Contact Our Sarasota Sex Crime Attorney Today 

Our Sarasota sex crime attorney can quickly review the evidence against you and accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecutor’s case. We will vigorously fight to help you avoid being classified as a sex offender, with the requirement that you register as such. The requirement can stay with you for the rest of your life, and can include mandates that you notify police and neighbors, and that you stay away from schools or playgrounds. Our Sarasota sex crime attorney will use his experience, knowledge and skill to help you get the best possible outcome.

Contact us today to schedule a meeting with our sex crime lawyer in Sarasota!

Trust Our Proven Trial Record

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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