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Category: Sex Crimes

What You Need to Know About Florida’s Sex Offender Classification Levels

July 21, 2021 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

An individual added to Florida’s sex offender registry will suffer major consequences – both personal and professional. These consequences can range from limitations on jobs the individual is able to have all the way to where they can live. Since the consequences are severe and life-long, it is important to stay informed regarding Florida’s sex offender laws. What Offenses Will …

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Sexual Offenses: When Can You Be Civilly Committed?

July 20, 2021 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

In Florida, the consequences of crimes involving sexually violent and predatory behavior bear severe consequences. Alongside a criminal sentence and other terms of probation, prosecutors can seek to civilly commit a “sexually violent predator.” This civil commitment comes from Florida Statute Section 394.917’s Florida’s Involuntary Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators Act (the “Jimmy Ryce Act”). This Act provides that …

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Revenge Porn & it’s Legal Implications

June 21, 2021 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

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What Is Revenge Porn? Revenge porn is when a revealing or sexually suggestive image of someone is posted online without their consent, typically by a former romantic partner, with the goal of causing them embarrassment or distress.[1] This content is often shared with a partner in a trusted exchange and then is eventually used to “take someone in their most …

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Federal and State Human Trafficking Legislation

June 21, 2021 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

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Federal Legislation The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 is considered the basis of federal human trafficking legislation. The term “trafficking” within the act refers to “severe forms of trafficking in persons,” meaning: “Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act …

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The Dangerous Intersection Between Disability and Human Trafficking

June 8, 2021 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

What is Human Trafficking? The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, also known as the Trafficking Protocol, defines human trafficking as a crime that involves an act, a means, and an intended purpose.[1] The act involves “the recruitment, transportation or transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons”, while the means can include threats, use …

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Florida Statutory Rape Laws

May 24, 2021 Sex Crimes

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What is Statutory Rape? There are many sex crimes which can be charged under Florida Law. Rape (officially referred to as Sexual Battery) is outlined in Florida Statutes § 794.011. Most people don’t need to click any of those links to have a pretty accurate understanding of what rape is, whether forceful, through the use of drugs, or through coercion. …

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What Constitutes Consent in Florida?

October 13, 2020 Sex Crimes


Rape and sexual assault occur almost 50 times every hour in the United States. Often these crimes go unreported, and sometimes there are false reports that undermine the legitimate outcry of victims. Unfortunately, this is one area of the law where the criminal justice system frequently gets it wrong. Rape and sexual assault incidents as well as false allegations are …

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January 7, 2019 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, social media criminal defense, Sexting, social media


Technology breeds more and more statutes that make the sending of certain information illegal.  For example, an adult sends a sexually explicit image, with identifying information with the purpose of causing emotional distress to another person.  The mere depiction of a person engaging in indecent chat or sexual conduct involving the above could get a person arrested by the police. …

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The Unseen Impact of False Allegations in Sex Crimes

August 7, 2018 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes false allegations, Sex Crime

False Allegations of Sex Crimes    There is a clear, conceivable and pervasive stigma against the perpetrators of sexual assault and other related crimes. Given the abject depravity of these crimes, this is understandable and expected. Rape is in its own category, “[n]o other crime is so fraught with controversy, so enmeshed in dispute and in the politics of gender …

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