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Tampa Prostitution Defense Lawyer

Human trafficking is nothing more than slavery, forced prostitution, and I applaud the law enforcement agencies that daily rescue the victims of that atrocious activity. That said, Prostitution as defined in Florida Statute 796.07 and 796.08, is often an activity between consenting adults, and is only considered a “sex crime” because of puritanical statutes from […]

75 Arrested in Operation Game Over | Taracks & Associates

Contact UsIn the days leading up to Super Bowl LV in Tampa, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was carrying out “Operation Game Over.” From Monday, February 1st through Saturday, February 6th, undercover detectives investigated physical establishments – such as massage parlors – and online chatrooms known to promote illicit sexual activity.Operation Game Over led to […]

Texting Minors Sexual Material Violates Fla. Stat. §847.0133

With the explosion of Social Media, Florida has tried to keep up with technology in the protection of minors. It has long been a criminal offense to provide obscene (harmful) material to minors, whether by providing pornographic magazine, videos or anything handed or delivered via mail. With the advent of technology, it is now a […]


In Florida, not only is possessing certain drugs a crime, the amount/weight of the drugs can make a significant difference, not only in the punishment, but the defenses to the charge itself. Florida has multiple levels of penalties not just for the drug itself; also the amount of the drugs that are seized can have […]

Statutory Rape Florida | Florida 16 to 24 Law

What is Statutory Rape in Florida?Laws that prohibit sexual activity with a minor, even when the minor is a willing participant are referred to as “Statutory Rape” laws. These provisions make it illegal to have certain types of sexual activity with minor’s a crime even if the underage person was a willing participant, even an […]

Quick Reference Guide to Sex Offender Registration

Florida State Statute 943.0435 list 19 offenses which require a person to register as a Sex Offender. The most common are sex with a minor – Florida State Statute 794.05, possession or transmission of child pornography – Florida State Statute 847.0137 and sexting with a minor – Florida State Statute 847.0138. If you […]

Florida Woman has Sex with Dog

A woman in Florida has admitted to taking selfies as she had sex with her dog, according to police. Eighteen-year-old Ashley Miller was charged with two counts of sexual activities involving animals after Bradenton investigators found the graphic photos on her cell phone. 2-face, her Pitbull, was coerced into licking Miller in […]

10 Men Arrested in Pinellas Sex Sting

Ten men who, according to Pinellas deputies, used the Internet to try to meet and have sex with minors over the weekend face serious sex-crime charges. During a four-day sting operation, investigators posed as minors on online classified pages, social media sites, chat rooms, and other online platforms according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. […]

Child Sex Sting Leads to Arrests of Disney & Universal Employees

Earlier this month, authorities in the state of Florida planned and executed a sting operation to arrest individuals involved with soliciting sex. This operation carried out by Sheriff’s deputies in both Lake and Polk counties was different in nature from other sting operations; this time, the individuals soliciting sex were soliciting not from prostitutes, but […]

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