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A Layman’s Guide to Sexual Offences in the State of Florida

The state of Florida takes a tough stance against all sexual offences. The legal community and the legislatures have made sure that the laws enacted are firm and deal with sexual offenders in a heavy handed manner. As Aristotle once said, everything has to have a Kolo (purpose). The purpose of the sexual offences legislation is to protect the sanctity, privacy, and body of residents falling within the jurisdiction of the State. The State can be very unforgiving with regards to any sort of sex crime.

Types of Sexual Offences

There are numerous sexual offences in Florida, including:

  • Sexual assault & rape
  • Date rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Lewd or lascivious acts
  • Child sex abuse and molestation
  • Child pornography
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Sexting
  • Prostitution & solicitation
  • Human trafficking
  • Domestic violence
  • Failure to register as a Sex Offender
  • Violation of Sex Offender probation or house arrest

Penalties for Different Sexual Offences

The penalties for sex offences are devastating. The penalties range from Sex Offender probation to Mandatory Life in prison. Many sex offences carry minimum mandatory prison sentences; even if it is a first offence, an accused may be sentenced to 25 or 30 years in prison, or even Life without Parole if convicted. What is worse is that a conviction for a sex offence will make you a registered sex offender. This status may effect where you are allowed able to live, whom you are allowed to live with, where you are allowed to go and whom you are allowed to keep company with. Moreover, there is a stigma attached to that status that will follow you for the rest of your life. An experienced and skilled sex crimes attorney can fight for you

If you have been accused on any sort of sex crime, you need the best defense. Contact The Law Offices of Jessica Mishali, PA at (561) 833-2772 or visit our website at We are available to defend you, protect your rights and stand by you throughout this difficult process.

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