Category Archives: Sexual Battery
Are Sexual Battery And Statutory Rape The Same Crime Under Florida Law?
If you do not have a legal background, it is understandable to that you would be confused about the similarities and differences between these two sex crimes. Florida’s criminal statutes on sexual battery cover what is familiarly known as rape, but it also includes a provision on statutory rape based upon the ages of… Read More »
What Is Florida’s “Romeo And Juliet” Law?
Sex crimes involving children are treated very seriously under Florida law, with most being felonies punishable by years’ long imprisonment terms and fines. Plus, there is the collateral consequence that extends well after a criminal sentence: The requirement to register as a sexual offender or sexual predator. However, Florida and many other US states… Read More »
5 Things to Know About Sex Assault Charges in Florida
While they may make up a relatively small percentage of all crimes, sex offenses can lead to some of the most severe penalties if convicted. According to the Florida Department of Corrections Annual Report 2018-2019, the average time of incarceration for the 1,492 individuals convicted of certain sex crimes is 6.4 years. This figure… Read More »
70-Year-Old Florida Man Faces Charges for Impregnating Minor
When a 13-year-old girl arrived at North Broward Medical Center in Pompano Beach, FL complaining of stomach pains, physicians conducted an exam to determine the cause of her distress. They were shocked – and immediately called police – when they discovered the girl was 14 weeks pregnant. According to a May 28, 2019 report… Read More »