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Penalties for Sex Crimes in Florida

Dec. 27, 2021

Fighting Hard Against Sex Crime Charges

If you have been charged with a sex crime, you know the stakes. Not only do courts punish them harshly, but punishment also continues long after your release in the form of sex offender registration and social stigma. Many attorneys will not even take you on as a client.

We will. At Hoskins & Penton, we believe that everyone deserves high-quality representation, no matter who they are and what charges they face. We have won acquittals for many clients in Clearwater, and we continue to win them. We believe in our clients. We will always fight as hard as we can.

What Happens If I Am Convicted?

Sex crime convictions carry some of the harshest penalties in all of Florida. If you are found guilty, you could face a combination of serious punishments, including:

  • Registering as a sex offender
    While not every crime will cause your name to appear on the state sex offender registry, most will. Not only is this a lifelong badge of public humiliation, but it will negatively affect your ability to get a job or a house and to access other services upon release.

  • Prison time
    The prison sentences for sexual offenses vary, but they are generally quite high.

  • Fines
    The fines associated with most sex crimes are thousands and thousands of dollars. These fines are in addition to court costs and fees, which you may also be ordered to pay.

  • Mandatory treatment
    Most people convicted of sexual offenses will be placed in a mandatory treatment program.

As your attorneys, our goal is to reduce or eliminate as many of these items as possible. We will review evidence, gather testimony, and assemble the most compelling case we can in your defense.

Get Serious About Your Defense

Many people who have been charged with sexual offenses feel hopeless. Our lawyers will never give up hope. We will always be honest, and we will fight until the end for you. To contact us on behalf of a loved one or for yourself, please use our online form or call our office.