Too many people make the mistake of looking at criminal charges in strictly a black-or-white perspective. They think a person is guilty or innocent and that guilty people are sentenced and innocent people are absolved of any allegations of wrongdoing.
Crimes that involve sexual assault or misconduct are some of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in criminal courts across Florida. Between the public outrage that can erupt and the sensitive nature of these crimes, there is often great incentive for police and prosecutors to come down hard on alleged offenders.
Imagine you are approached by police and told that you are in possession of cocaine. They claim that they found the illicit drug in your car or your home, so they arrest you and you go to jail where you have to stay until you can pay your bail. In the meantime, lab tests are being conducted on the alleged drug and prosecutors tell you that if you are convicted, you could spend years in jail.