Crestview Sex Crimes Lawyer
Crimes involving sexual conduct have an extremely negative social stigma. Even an accusation of a sex crime can destroy your reputation and break up your family. If you are found guilty of a sex crime in Crestview, or anywhere in Okaloosa County, you will likely receive a lengthy mandatory prison sentence and be forced to register as a sex offender if you ever get released. Cases this serious require a skilled defense attorney with specific experience handling these types of cases.
I Won’t Judge You. I Will Do Whatever It Takes To Defend You.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex offense in Crestview, it’s very important that you contact a sex crimes defense attorney right away. Here at Flaherty Defense Firm, we know what it takes to prepare an aggressive, comprehensive defense against these types of charges. We know how to closely examine the evidence and we know how to directly challenge the State’s evidence, including the credibility of the alleged victim.
In most criminal cases, there is usually a plea bargain worked out to resolve the case. Sex offenses are different. With sexual offenses, our clients are usually facing 15 years to life in prison. More often than not, these cases go to trial. Rest assured that if we are entrusted with your defense, we have experience defending (and winning) these cases at trial.
Sex Crimes in Crestview
- Sexual Battery, Rape, Sexual Assault, Date Rape
- Sexual Battery by a Person in Familial or Custodial Authority
- Child Molestation, Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
- Statutory Rape, Lewd or Lascivious Battery
Crestview sex offender registration
In addition to any fines and prison/jail sentences you may face, individuals convicted of sex crimes in Crestview or anywhere else in Okaloosa County will be required to register as a sex offender according to Florida state law. Not only can this designation have very serious effects on your relationships with other people, as well as your professional and financial future, but it can also have significant effects on your day-to-day life, including placing restrictions on where you can live. As such, it’s important for you to do everything you can to avoid conviction in order to protect your freedoms and your reputation.
Innocent until proven guilty is NOT just a slogan
The sad reality is that when someone is accused of a sexual crime, especially one against a child, most people automatically assume that person is guilty. In other words, guilty until proven innocent. This is directly contradictory to your constitutional rights.
At Flaherty Defense Firm, we have a very simple philosophy about this: every person, no matter what they are accused of, is worth fighting for. Every person has rights and we are here to make sure those rights are protected. As you prepare for the fight of your life, I invite you to call us and see for yourself what we can do for you.
When you’re ready to put an experienced Crestview Sex Crime Defense Attorney to work for you, call Flaherty Defense Firm at (850) 398-8098. I am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.