St. Augustine Rape Defense Lawyer
Get 70+ Years of Experience on Your Side
Rape can be one of the most difficult crimes to dispute in Florida, as
it often turns into a battle of "he said, she said" without
any concrete evidence. It also carries heavy penalties and can have a
negative effect on future careers and relationships.
Albaugh Law Firm has been serving the Florida community for decades and
is equipped with a team of attorneys ready to handle your case. A St.
Augustine sex crimes attorney can provide you with personalized counsel
and take the time to understand each unique facet of your case. With our
team on your side, you can rest easy knowing are not alone during this
Classifying Rape Charges
According to Florida laws, rape is considered sexual battery and is punished
as such. In order for a prosecutor to prove that rape occurred, they must
show that the defendant forced the victim to engage in sexual penetration
against the victim's will.
If the act took place between an adult, 18 or older, and a minor, it is
considered statutory rape, even if the minor consented to having sex.
The consequences for statutory rape can be extremely severe. When classifying
rape charges, the court will also determine if a deadly weapon or physical
force was used.
Penalties for a Rape Conviction
Penalties are based on the age of the victim and if the victim obtained
any personal injury.
Common penalties for rape include:
- Minimum of 3 years in prison and possible life term
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- Possible registration as a sex offender
Choose a Proven St. Augustine Sex Crimes Attorney
Your future is on the line, and at Albaugh Law Firm, we are capable of
fighting to protect what matters most to you. Don't wait another day
to get the representation you deserve. With over 70 years of combined
experience, our team can go to work for you!
Contact the Albaugh Law firm today for your free consultation.