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Fort Walton Beach Sexual Battery with Multiple Perpetrators Attorney

Sexual Battery cases are serious enough, but when the allegation is that more than one person committed the sexual assault against a single victim, the penalties increase dramatically. With the possibility of a life sentence on the line, there is really only one option, and that is to fight the charges against you.

From this point forward, you must accept that you are in for the fight of your life. It is vital to start preparing now, while there is still time.

There are two things you can do right now to protect yourself:

  1. Consult with the very best criminal defense attorney you can find.
  2. Tell the police you will NOT agree to speak with them about the case, or agree to provide any biological evidence without consulting with an attorney first.

If you have been charged with Sexual Battery with Multiple Perpetrators, or if you are under investigation for sexual assault, call Flaherty Defense Firm at (850) 243-6097. We have extensive experience fighting and winning Sexual Battery cases in Fort Walton Beach and throughout Okaloosa County.

Sexual Battery with Multiple Perpetrators under Florida Law

According to Florida Statute 794.011, in order for someone to be proven guilty of Sexual Battery, the State must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:

“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.”

Florida Statute 794.023 addresses the difference when multiple perpetrators are involved by stating, “The Legislature finds that an act of sexual battery, when committed by more than one person, presents a great danger to the public and is extremely offensive to civilized society.”

Penalties for Sexual Battery with Multiple Perpetrators

Sexual Battery is normally prosecuted as a second or first degree felony, with a penalty range of 15-30 years in prison.

Sexual Battery with Multiple Perpetrators reclassifies a Sexual Battery offense, and allows the prosecutor to charge it one degree higher. The penalty increases to a range of 30 years to Life in prison.

Call a Fort Walton Beach Sex Crime Attorney

If the police have contacted you, or if you have been told that someone has accused you of sexual assault, I encourage you to call Flaherty Defense Firm immediately. We will act as a shield between you and law enforcement, find out what the allegations against you are, and start preparing your defense.

We know what steps to take in the beginning to give you the best chance of success at the end.

If you have been charged with Sexual Battery with Multiple Perpetrators, or any other sexually related offense in Fort Walton Beach or Okaloosa County, call Flaherty Defense Firm at (850) 243-6097 for a free, confidential consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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