Child Sex Crime Charges in Tampa, FL

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If you have been accused of a sex crime that involves a child or minor, your reputation, future, and freedom could be in jeopardy. Sex crimes carry some of the most severe penalties and almost all sex crime charges score mandatory prison on the state sentencing guidelines. Any sex crime involving a minor requires sex offender registration. This could greatly handicap your ability to live where you want, not to mention the total destruction of your reputation when anyone can access your name, photograph, address and the crime for which you were convicted.

Types of Sex Crimes Against Children in Florida

We have extensive experience handling all types of sexual offenses involving children. If you are facing any of the following types of charges, we can evaluate your case and prepare a defense to give you the best chance of a successful case resolution. Common child sex crimes include:

  • Child rape
  • Child pornography
  • Sexual battery involving a minor
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Lewd and lascivious molestation
  • Lewd and lascivious battery
  • Lewd and lascivious exhibition
  • Enticing a child to commit a lewd act
  • Sex with a minor
  • Exposure of sexual organs
  • False imprisonment of a children
  • Impregnating a minor
  • Kidnapping a child
  • Sexual performance by a child
  • Sex predator designations
  • Sex offender designations

Choose Our Firm's Experienced Defense in Tampa

At The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, we have extensive experience in all matters relating to child sex crimes. Tim Hessinger was a prosecutor for 15 years in the State Attorney's Office. Eight of those years were spent prosecuting in the Major Crime Division- Special Prosecution Unit. While in this unit, Tim was solely responsible for all high profile child abuse cases involving sexual allegations as well as all of the child murder cases. Tim was the lead trial attorney on countless cases involving sexual allegations by high profile individuals such as priests, scout leaders, youth ministers, teachers, and police officers. While in this position, Tim also trained other prosecutors, police detectives, child protective investigators, law students, police academy students and criminal defense attorneys on various aspects of child abuse investigations.

Since the formation of our firm, our defense team has effectively defended a wide range of child abuse cases, many involving allegations of sexual misconduct such as sexual battery and lewd and lascivious molestation. We bring our skill and experience to every case we take on. We can intervene on your behalf with the State Attorney prior to formal charges being filed and persuasively tell your side of the story or provide other mitigating evidence to the State Attorney. The State Attorney has complete discretion on what level of charge is filed and how many charges are filed, if any, against you. Providing this information prior to the prosecutor filing formal charges can impact the prosecutor's filing decision. Failing to be proactive can be disastrous.

Contact a Tampa sex crime attorney from The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger immediately if you have been accused of a sexual offense involving a minor.

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