In Florida, the crime of rape is known as "sexual battery" and is governed under Florida Statute 794.011. For purposes of this law, sexual battery (rape) is defined as:
"oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose."
Thus, there are a wide variety of situations where a person can be charged with the crime of sexual battery. The different offenses are punishable for anywhere from 5 years imprisonment for soliciting another to commit sexual battery to offenses punishable by death or life in prison.
There are, of course, a variety of defenses that can be raised when one is charged with a crime of this nature. Taracks & Associates is a firm comprised of former prosecutors who have handled rape cases from both sides of the courtroom. We know the law and have the experience necessary to help you through what will surely be the fight of your life. We know that your reputation, career, and freedom are on the line when it comes to a charge of this nature. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation at 813-281-2897. One of the lawyers on our defense team will help you to understand the charges you are facing.