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Fort Walton Beach Sexual Battery Attorney

It is really very simple. If you are prosecuted for Rape or Sexual Battery in Fort Walton Beach, there are only three options for how the case will likely be resolved: the case will be dismissed, the case will go to trial, or you will plead guilty and go to prison for a very long time. Since that last option is really not an option for most people, it is very important that you realize right away that you are in for the fight of your life if you want to stay out of prison.

When faced with these options, it should be clear that your choice of defense counsel becomes the most important decision you may ever make.

If you have been accused of Sexual Battery, you need a Fort Walton Beach sexual battery lawyer with extensive trial experience and a track record of success in defending these very difficult and complicated cases; an attorney who doesn’t shy away from a fight and who has won these cases before.

Sexual Battery or Rape 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.”

Depending on the particular facts and circumstances of the case, Sexual Battery or Rape in Fort Walton Beach and throughout Florida is a felony offense with a potential prison sentence ranging from 15 years to LIFE. However it is charged, you will face a mandatory minimum sentence of many years in prison.

Before we meet with you about your Sexual Battery charge, we will get as many details from you as possible. We will prepare a Florida Punishment Code Scoresheet and calculate exactly what the potential penalty is. This process alone will take us a couple of hours, but we think it is important to do it in every case so that we know exactly what our client is facing. We will do this for free, before you even officially hire us.

Defending You, Not Judging You

Our motto in every case is simple: every client is worth fighting for. No matter what you are accused of doing, you have rights and you deserve to be treated as a human being. You deserve to be defended. If Flaherty Defense Firm is your legal team, we will put everything we have into your defense.

What is the most important advice you can give to someone being investigated for Sexual Battery?

This is an easy one – don’t talk to the police. Not for any reason. By the time the police knock on your door and ask for “your side of the story,” they have already decided you are guilty. Unless you want to go to prison, politely tell the police that you will not answer ANY questions and tell them to call your attorney.

We have talked to several clients in the past who were being investigated for Sexual Battery and I gave them this advice. They followed my advice, and guess what happened: they were never even prosecuted. Why? Because all the police had was someone’s accusation that wasn’t supported by any other evidence. Following this simple advice could mean the difference between this going away and you being prosecuted.

Your Fort Walton Beach Sexual Battery Attorney

If you think there is even the slightest chance that you are being investigated for Sexual Battery or any other sexual offense in Fort Walton Beach, I want you to call me right away. I will see what details I can find out about the accusation and I will give you some common sense advice about what steps to take right now to protect yourself.

If charges are filed against you, we will work to secure your release on bond so that you can be free while we prepare your defense.

Once we have secured your release, we will dig in and get to work. We know what steps to take and what moves to make in order to give you the best possible chance of winning your Sexual Battery case.

Give us a call and let us put our experience to work for you.

Flaherty Defense Firm can help if you are being accused of Sexual Battery in Fort Walton Beach. Call us at (850) 243-6097. Everything will be kept strictly confidential. We are ready to help you.

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