Orlando Sex Crime Attorney
Serious Defense after an Arrest or Accusation
Sex crimes, such as rape, sexual assault, lewd and lascivious behavior, and computer child pornography, can involve very long terms of imprisonment. Just being accused of a sex crime causes public humiliation. While sex crimes have always been a high priority for police, there has been a significant increase in prosecutions involving computer child pornography, which can result in long prison sentences just for having child pornography on a computer without the defendant ever having molested a child.
Protecting Your Rights & Freedom
Our Orlando sex crime defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A., make it their main goal to protect our clients' liberty. Our lawyers vigorously defend those accused of sex crimes by ensuring all proper defense actions are taken. We have found that many times allegations of rape and other sex crimes are untrue and caused by motives such as jealousy or revenge. In the case of sex abuse of a minor, we have seen that a child may lie and fabricate stories for many reasons. Through thorough investigation, preparation, and trial work, we vigorously defend our clients against crime charges.
What is a Sex Crime?
The term "sex crimes" is very broad. Sex crimes run the gamut from offenses involving children and computer child pornography to cyber crimes and indecent exposure to violent rapes and sexual assault.
Sex crimes include offenses such as:
- False Accusations of Sex Crimes
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Lewd Behavior
- Sex or Escort Stings
- Sex Crimes Against Minors
- Sexual Assault or Rape
- Internet Child Pornography
- Soliciting a Prostitute, Prostitution, or Pimping
- Statutory Rape
- Unlawful Sodomy
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Abuse
- Sex with Children
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Indecent Exposure
What is a "Complaining Witness" in a Sex Crime Case?
The person who claims to have witnessed or to have been victimized in a sex crime case is the complaining witness. It may be the child who says that he or she was molested by a church leader or camp counselor, for example. Or it may be someone else who claims to have witnessed sexual abuse of a child or sexual assault of an adult.
Some Commonly Successful Defense Strategies in Sex Crime Cases
The credibility of the complaining witness may be scrutinized. The way in which law enforcement gathered evidence should be studied carefully. Extenuating circumstances such as a child custody dispute should be explored and taken into account. Each case is different and driven by a specific set of facts. Talk to an attorney to discover the best plan of attack in your case if you must defend yourself against allegations of a sex crime. Are you targeted with false accusations?
Contact a Sex Crime Lawyer in Orlando, FL For Help!
When our firm is retained at an early stage, we strive to avoid the trauma and embarrassment of our client being arrested at home or at the workplace. We work to convince investigators to close investigations without charges and prosecutors to drop charges and if that is not possible to vigorously defend our client at trial or in plea negotiations.
If you believe you are under investigation for sex crimes, or if you have been arrested and need experienced vigorous representation from a sex crime defense lawyer, please contact the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A.
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