Accused Of Capital Sexual Battery? What Happens Next?

Those who find themselves accused of capital sexual battery should be taking this matter with the utmost level of seriousness. The crime is punishable by a mandatory life sentence. In order to avoid this outcome, the accused will need to negotiate with their prosecutor or attempt to gain an acquittal when the case goes to trial. You need a skilled and experienced sex crimes attorney. Call Dadan Law Firm to learn how we can help you.

What Is Capital Sexual Battery?

One can be charged with capital sexual battery if it is believed that the accused slept who was under the age of 12 at the time of the offense. The reason that capital sexual battery is known by this name is because the crime was once punishable by the death penalty.

Should I Speak to the Authorities if I Am Being Investigated, but Not Charged?

No. During an investigation you should not speak to the authorities unless you have consulted with an attorney first. Anything you say can and will be used against you. Don’t risk compromising your defense. Call Dadan Law Firm now to learn how you can protect your future.

What Is the Difference Between Rape and Sexual Battery?

In the state of Florida, rape and sexual battery are considered one and the same. However, the State of Florida will charge the crime using the words sexual battery.

What Are the Potential Defenses?

Consent

In order for the accused to receive an acquittal, consent must be given in an intelligent and voluntary manner by an adult 18 years or older. The jury must be able to determine that zero coercion took place.

False Allegations

False allegations are common in the state of Florida. Divorce proceedings, affairs and other forms of manipulation can take place. If the allegations against you are false you have a defense.

Call a St. Lucie Sex Crimes Lawyer Today

For more information, be sure to contact Call Dadan Law Firm . We are here to assist you when it comes to building a defense when you have been accused of a capital sexual battery. Do not speak to the authorities (or anyone else) without an experienced criminal defense attorney present.