Fort Lauderdale Sex Crime Lawyer
Providing representation for sex offenses is not a job for the inexperienced
Few allegations have more of an impact on the accused than do those of a sex crime. And few attorneys have the grit or the background to offer the solid defense you will need to protect your freedom, your livelihood and your reputation. The Fort Lauderdale sex crime lawyers of Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. is a criminal defense attorney with experience in both state and federal sex crimes defense — and who has defended clients other attorneys turned away. Our motto is “everyone deserves a defense.” Moreover, everybody deserves a defense that is based on a high level of preparation, a commitment to communication and working collaboratively with the client, and a dedication to obtaining the best possible outcome.
What constitutes a sex crime?
- In Florida, there are three main categories of sex crimes:
- Lewd and lascivious acts — These are sex crimes committed on a child who is under the age of 16 and includes forcing a child to engage in prostitution, soliciting a child under 16 to commit a lewd or lascivious act, and molestation, among others. Penalties for this offense are a minimum of seven to a maximum of 15 years in prison. However, the penalties depend on the age of the offender and whether there were mitigating circumstances (for example, if the child initiated the action).
- Sexual battery and rape — In Florida, rape is referred to as sexual battery or sexual assault This charge is often subject to questions about consent and false allegations. It carries the harshest of all sex crime penalties — a minimum of nine years to a maximum of life in prison.
- Unlawful sex with minors — If the alleged offender is 24 or older and has sex with a minor aged 16 to 17 — even if the act was consensual — that offender can be charged with unlawful sexual activity with statutory rape.
All these crimes are considered to be felonies and require sex offender registration. Other chargeable sex offenses include prostitution, failure to register as a sex offender, indecent exposure and voyeurism.
Internet sex crimes
You could be charged at either the state or federal level for an Internet sex crime. Moreover, because Internet sex crimes are a relatively new area of the law, it becomes more imperative than ever to work with a criminal lawyer who understands the legal ramifications, who has experience in federal as well as state courts, and who has the technical resources that are so important in building a rock-solid defense.
Internet sex crimes include:
What we do and how we can help
We start the way we always do, by listening to what you have to say without interruption. Then we can start developing strategies. In the case of Internet sex crimes, we will want to learn more about how law enforcement learned about your online behavior, whether that agency was state or federal, and whether you even knew you were committing a crime.
We investigate each accusation meticulously, research thoroughly and are fully prepared to take each and every case to trial.
Are you facing sex crimes charges in Florida?
Call our experienced Fort Lauderdale sex crime lawyers today. The initial consultation is free and will be kept in the strictest confidence. To set a time to discuss your needs with AV-rated attorney Kevin Kulik, call the offices of Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. at 954-761-9411 or contact us online.