Sexual Assault Cases in Tampa
Sexual Assault Penalties in Tampa
Any physical contact of a sexual nature without the clear and knowing voluntary consent of another constitutes the crime of sexual assault. The charge could be rape or other specific sexual assault. Sexual assault is normally committed by a stranger, an acquaintance, a date, a gang, a spouse or is drug facilitated in some manner. A sexual assault conviction can result in severe penalties for the offender. Punishment can include imprisonment, fines, probation, court ordered counseling and rehabilitation.
An individual convicted of a sex crime can mean mandatory registration as a sex offender, continuous monitoring by law enforcement and limitations on where one can take up residence. Upon arrest for sexual assault, it is essential that an accused contact a
Tampa sex crime defense attorney for competent legal advice considering the magnitude of a sexual assault charge. The serious crime of sexual assault necessitates a defense by the experienced defense attorney from The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger.
Consequences of Sexual Assault
A person convicted of sexual assault can experience public humiliation. A sex crime charge can result in loss of employment if a job involved certain professional licenses, a security clearance, or working with children. Usually sex offenders are restricted from being near schools, playgrounds, or public parks.
A prosecutor must prove that a sexual assault victim was incapacitated, forced or threatened, impaired mentally or physically, or coerced by authority and could therefore not consent to a sex act. A knowledgeable defense attorney can challenge evidence presented by the prosecutor including victim statements, witness statements, police reports, forensic evidence, medical reports and the validity of the arrest. Timothy Hessinger aggressively fights for the rights of their clients and defend them against charges of sexual assault. A sex crime is a serious offense and the penalties are harsh. Our legal team has successfully defended clients accused of sexual assault with the goal is one of reduced or dismissed charges. It is important to make an appointment today for a consultation with our qualified attorney for a review of the sexual assault charges.
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for skilled representation and defense against sexual assault charges.