With any accusation of inappropriate sexual behavior, your future is at stake, which is why you must not wait to speak with a Pensacola sex crime lawyer as soon as you possibly can. Contact The Law Office of James M. Burns today to learn more about sex crimes in Florida and how we can fight your charges, every step of the way.
Pensacola Sex Crime Lawyer | Protecting Your Rights And Your Reputation
Whether fighting a sexual assault allegation or you’ve been charged with online child pornography in federal court, you need a skilled Escambia County criminal defense lawyer who will fight to protect you.
If you are convicted of a sex crime, you will most likely have to register as a sex offender for 10 years, or even for the rest of your life. This can affect where you live and work as well as destroy your reputation. With almost 20 years of criminal law experience, defense attorney James M. Burns knows how to defend you against these serious charges.
When rape allegations or other criminal sexual conduct charges are linked to domestic violence or a nasty divorce process, he can help you resolve the criminal case and minimize the damage on a family law matter.
What Is The Romeo And Juliet Statute?
Once labeled a sexual offender, it can take many years to get off the rolls. In Florida, a statute — often referred to as the Romeo and Juliet law — can, at times, help certain people to get out of the registration requirement if they are convicted of certain sex crimes that involve underage persons. To be considered, there are several general requirements:
- You must have been no more than four years older than the minor
- The minor was at least 13, but younger than 18
- The sexual activity must have been consensual
- You were not convicted of a subsequent sex-related offense
Internet Sex Crimes And Federal Charges
Many sexual offenses are charged in Alabama or Florida courts. But the transmission of child pornography over the internet crosses state lines making it a federal offense. As Homeland Security runs more stings focused on these online sex crimes, these types of charges are becoming more common. Different rules and penalties control federal proceedings. Pensacola sex crime lawyer James M. Burns practices regularly in federal court and understands these differences.
Contact a Pensacola Sex Crime Lawyer
Depending on the facts surrounding your case, you may have certain defenses on the table. Pensacola sex crime lawyer James M. Burns can identify them and fight to protect you from pernicious reporting requirements. During a free initial consultation, he will answer your questions and explain how he can help. Delay will only make the matter worse. Call 850-930-3018 or contact us online today.