Sexual Battery (Rape) is a very serious offense in the State of Florida. A conviction for sexual battery could result in your incarceration in the Florida State Prison as well as the requirement that you register a sex offender for the rest of your life.
Sexual battery is defined non consensual 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. It is important to note that a person under the age of 18 in the state of Florida cannot lawfully consent to sexual contact.
The degree of change and penalties for a sexual barmy conviction vary based not he circumstances and allegations against a person.
Sexual Battery of a Victim Under 12
Capital Sexual Battery of a victim under 12 is the most serious of the sexual battery charges. An adult who commits sexual battery upon, or in an attempt to commit sexual battery injures the sexual organs of someone younger than 12 years old is guilty of a capital felony punishable by life in prison, and the designation as a sexual predator.
Forcible Sexual Battery
Anyone threatening to use or actually using a deadly weapon, or who uses physical force likely to cause serious personal injury commits a life felony. Penalties include a fine, up to life in prison, or both.
Sexual Battery Victim Offender Younger than 18 Victim younger than 12
A minor who commits sexual battery upon, or in an attempt to commit sexual battery injures the sexual organs of someone younger than 12 years old is guilty of a life felony. Penalties include a fine, up to life.
Sexual Battery Victim Offender Older than 18 Victim older than 12
It is a First Degree felony punishable buy up to 30 years in prison to commit sexual battery on someone older than 12 when specified circumstances exist.
When the offender does not use physical force or violence likely to cause serious personal injury commits a felony of the second degree. Penalties include a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.
Sexual battery is a serious crime that is often the result a false accusation. There occasions where a consensual sexual act is reported as a rape although both parties consented and agreed to the sexual contact. A false accession of sexual battery could lead to many problems including the loss of your livelihood, reputation, and freedom. If you have been accused of a sexual battery it is important to contact an aggressive experienced attorney to fight against these accusation. Contact Anthony Rickman today for a free consultation.