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Sexual Battery

Sexual Battery Attorney in Broward County

Facing criminal charges for sexual battery in Broward County is no easy task. It is made even more difficult when the charges in question are for sexual battery. There are a lot of things that you need to understand and a lot of implications that can decide the course of your future. Having a qualified defense lawyer for sexual assault in Broward County is of the utmost importance. It’s not enough to rely on yourself or on a public defender in these types of situations.

Self-representation often lends itself to self-incrimination or just a general lack of legal know-how. But, public defenders also do not offer the kind of representation that an independent Broward County sexual battery attorney can provide to you. Public defenders are frequently overtasked with dozens of different criminal cases to handle. This is especially true in a densely populated area like Broward County. It’s better to get your legal representation from someone who actually cares about your case.

Defining Sexual Assault and Sexual Battery

Sexual battery is sometimes referred to as sexual assault and/or rape. The basic definition of the term is “engaging in sexual activity with another person sans consent.” But, sexual battery can also refer to any sexual contact (consensual or not) with a person 17 years of age or younger. The penalty for sexual battery in Broward County is jail time and/or sex offender registration in most cases. Of course, both of these penalties can be enhanced depending on certain variables at the time of the offense. We already know the victim’s age can play a role in the situation but other things like the relationship between the suspect and the victim or whether the victim was handicapped are also important. Other factors that can influence the course of the trial for the suspect are:

  • The use of a weapon during the offense
  • Being a member of law enforcement
  • Their criminal history
  • Drugging the victim
  • Threatening the victim
  • Not allowing the victim to resist or get away

Obviously, it’s important to have a Broward County criminal defense lawyer for sexual assault that understands all these variables. But, it’s also important to have a qualified attorney on your side, because the potential penalties can be debilitating for those charged with sexual battery. Prison time is often dependent on the factors listed above, but it is a penalty for sexual battery in Broward County that could keep you behind bars for a long time. For instance, if you have a history of sexual battery, then it’s not uncommon for the jail sentences to be harsher. Indeed, if you have been released from prison for a sexual battery conviction and are convicted again within five years of the release, then you may be subject to between 5 years and life in prison.

Registering as a sex offender also has major implications, even though you might not be in jail cell. In fact, you can be forced to register as sex offender if you’re 18 and you engaged in consensual sexual activity with someone who was 17 years of age. These implications are something that a qualified Broward County sexual battery attorney will have intrinsic knowledge about.

The Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group was founded in 1990 by Stephen G. Cobb. Its focus since that time has been exclusively on criminal defense. Cobb and his associates have taken on thousands of cases, many of which have involved charges of sexual battery. If you want experience on your side, then the Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group can certainly provide that to you.

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“"If you can hire Stephen as your attorney then definitely do that. He talked openly and gave me assurance and even his legal assistant that works there is amazing. I never had any problems or trouble with them."”

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“"This is actually one of the best law firms I've had the pleasure of dealing with. They stick with you throughout the entire process, walking you through every step and they know the law! They were able to help me get out of a situation that had occurred because of a technicality and was very knowledgeable in the process. I would recommend them to anyone."”

James S.

“"Such a great service to go through when dealing with any legal matter! Mr. Cobb is very knowledgable and will take the time to understand and communicate with you in a timely manner."”

Dreeana A.

“"Everything was great and smooth working with Mr. Cobb. He was fast and efficient and answered any questions I had."”

Joshua T.

“"I would recommend Attorney Cobb to others. I would describe him as an honest and straightforward lawyer. All my concerns were addressed."”

Crystal H.

“"He was excellent, he did everything without me having to do much especially not living close. I hired him and told him everything and he did it all and it was a great experience. The legal assistant that works there was also amazing."”

Joseph S.

“"It was as clean of a process as it could have been for me. He handled everything for me because I live out of state and made it so simple and easy. He was great and thorough and I hardly had to do anything."”

William S.

“"If you can hire Stephen as your attorney then definitely do that. He talked openly and gave me assurance and even his legal assistant that works there is amazing. I never had any problems or trouble with them."”

Lonnie M.

“"I have used other lawyers in the past. I was facing years but left court with probation and a suspended sentence. Thank you and god bless you."”

Jason

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