Florida Statutes Chapter 800 defines various sex crimes, including Statute 800.02 "Unnatural and lascivious act"; 800.03 "Exposure of sexual organs"; 800.04 "Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age"; and 800.09 "Lewd or lascivious exhibition in the presence of an employee". These laws carry extremely harsh penalties. For example, many of the offenses covered under "Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age" are felonies, some of which are punishable as third, second, or life felonies (meaning life in prison.) These crimes also carry hefty fines totaling thousands and thousands of dollars.
Additionally, there is a very negative stigma attached to crimes of this nature. If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime, call an experienced Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer at Taracks & Associates today at 813-281-2897. Our firm has three former prosecutors on staff who know the system and know how the State will build its case against you. It is important that you aggressively fight sexual crime charges from the beginning to ensure that you do not end up on the sex offender registry or have a sexual crime on your record. In many instances, an experienced Tampa criminal defense lawyer can find holes in your case and will be able to convince the State of Florida to reduce the charges against you or have them dismissed altogether.
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