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Category: Sex Crimes

Birthday Behind Bars – The Price of Video Voyeurism

September 30, 2022 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

It is illegal to film or photograph another person in a private place without their permission. Video voyeurism is a very serious charge in Florida and one that can have many different variations. Depending on the age of the victim and the severity of the crime, video voyeurism can have tough consequences. A recent case in Florida shows a man’s …

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Teens Arrested for Armed Carjacking and Sexual Battery

September 21, 2022 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Theft/Property Crimes

Florida severely punishes defendants who have committed or attempted to crimes while using a firearm. Florida Statute Section 790.07 explains that when a person displays, uses, threatens, or attempts to use a weapon or holds a concealed weapon is guilty of a felony in the third-degree. Florida’s 10-20-life rule can also apply during the commission of specific felonies. Florida’s 10-20-life …

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Spin the Bottle Ruse Used by Couple to Commit Sexual Battery on a Minor

September 10, 2022 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

It is illegal to take sexual advantage of another person, regardless of their age. In the state of Florida, the consequences of sexual battery are severe. The penalties can be even harsher if the victim is a minor under the age of 18. A recent case highlights the charges imposed on individuals who took advantage of a 14-year-old girl. We …

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Dissemination of Obscene Material in Florida

September 10, 2022 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Obscenity is a term whose definition changes and fluctuates with the times. In decades past, the shirtless or sports-bra-wearing models posing in the front of grocery store fitness magazines could have been deemed obscene. The litmus test for obscenity generally follows the culture that the materials are found in. A struggle has always existed between the desire to keep a …

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Video Voyeurism – Man Charged with Hiding Camera in Public Restroom

September 3, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

It is against the law to film other people without their consent when they are in a private area. Video voyeurism is a serious criminal offense in Florida, one that can result in a felony charge. One recent case in Florida highlights the dangers of video voyeurism and what can result from getting a video voyeurism charge.  What was the …

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Former Teacher Found Guilty of Seeking to Meet a Minor for Sex

August 18, 2022 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Dateline NBC’s hit series “To Catch a Predator” often comes to mind when thinking of solicitation of a minor. The TV series revolves around police officers going undercover as underage teenagers to lure individuals into making a sexual solicitation. Soliciting sexual acts with a minor is an extremely serious charge in Florida. A guilty verdict of solicitation of sex can …

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What is the Age of Consent in Florida?

August 6, 2022 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

“Age is just a number!” Is a phrase that has been tossed around before, typically when a person is having sexual relations with an individual that is younger than them. Although it can come off as a joke, the reality is that violating the age of consent is illegal and can lead to criminal charges. It is important to know …

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Shakespeare’s Best Defense – Florida’s Romeo and Juliet Law

August 4, 2022 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

It’s Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy for a reason: doomed love. When an individual over the age of 18 has had sexual relations with a minor, it may feel like the love is doomed due to Florida’s strict laws for sex crimes. Some people may use the old saying of “age is just a number,” but it is in fact much …

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Man Sentenced to Life in Prison after Second Guilty Conviction

July 31, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

A man in Florida has just been resentenced to life in prison for a sexual battery charge. The case was originally closed in 2012 with a guilty verdict, but was then overturned and called for retrial after a 2018 appeal by the defense team. We will cover the details of the case along with sexual battery charges on a minor …

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