Panama City Sex Crime Lawyer
Sex Crime Allegations Can Ruin Your Future
If you have been charged with any type of sex crime, your reputation and
your freedom are at risk. While you are legally presumed innocent until
proven guilty, even the simple fact of being accused of committing a sexual
criminal offense can expose you to severe social stigma. Further, crimes of this nature
generally carry harsh penalties for a conviction, including steep fines,
time in prison and a criminal record that could cause problems for the
rest of your life. Don't let this happen to you! Contact
Seaton Law Offices, P.A. for help today.
Defending Against Sex Crime Allegations
Even in the most serious cases, it is nearly always possible to achieve
a better outcome by fighting the charges. If you take action now, we may
be able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a favorable plea bargain
or a reduction in the charges, or it might even be possible to exonerate
you of have the charges dismissed. For example, if you have been accused
of rape, we could argue that you have been mistakenly identified as the
perpetrator or that you have been falsely accused.
Similarly, child pornography charges can often be defeated by demonstrating
that the suspect's Fourth Amendment right was violated by a search
without a warrant or that you were unaware of having downloaded illicit
files to your computer. You cannot be convicted unless it is proven beyond
a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime, and we will place the
burden of proof on the prosecutor to clearly establish your guilt.
Sex Offender Registration in Panama City
One of the worst aspects of a sex crime conviction is that you would most
likely be required to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
as a sex offender. The local sheriff may be required to send out flyers
to notify your neighbors of your status, and you would have a profile
on a publicly accessible website, including your photograph, home address,
physical description and details about your conviction. There are currently
more than 200 registered sex offenders in Panama City. Don't let yourself
be added to this number!
Call our Panama City criminal lawyer today for the defense you need.