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Sexual Battery

Charlotte County Sexual Battery Attorney

Criminal prosecution for sexual battery in Charlotte County is something that no one wants to face. Sometimes, however, it is the reality of your situation. You need to understand all the implications behind being charged with sexual battery. There are certain things that can affect you for the rest of your life and it’s important to have a Charlotte County sexual battery attorney who can represent you.

Of course, you shouldn’t rely on an attorney for all of your knowledge. There are a few things that you need to know about the charges levied against you. For starters, you need to understand the definition of and the penalties associated with sexual battery. In the state of Florida, sexual battery is broadly defined as any sexual conduct engaged in with another person without their consent (sometimes referred to as sexual assault or rape). It can also refer to any sexual conduct engaged in with a person under 18 years of age.

The penalty for sexual battery in Charlotte County is similar to the penalty elsewhere throughout the state. Jail time and sex offender registration are common for those convicted of sexual battery. Of course the severity of the penalty often relies on certain factors that occurred at the time of the offense. Other variables surrounding the lives of bot the victim and the suspect also come into play. Some of these include:

  • Whether a weapon was used
  • If the suspect threatened the victim
  • Whether the victim was handicapped
  • The victim’s age
  • The relationship of the victim to the suspect
  • Whether the suspect drugged the victim
  • Whether the victim was not allowed to resist
  • If the suspect was a member of law enforcement at the time

Why Should You Hire A Qualified Defense Attorney?

There are a number of reasons that you should contact a defense lawyer for sexual assault in Charlotte County. One of the major reasons is that your only other options are self-representation and a public defender. Both options can leave you feeling underrepresented and may lead to a harsher penalty for sexual battery in Charlotte County.

In fact, all you really need to look at is the potential for a sexual battery charge to ruin your future. Prison time and sex offender registration are steep prices to pay. Of course, sentences can be lengthened or shortened depending on any of the variables listed above and a proper defense lawyer for sexual assault in Charlotte County can help you work through those issues.

Registering as a sex offender is something that will never leave no matter where you live. Anyone who is convicted or even accepts a plea deal for a sexual battery charge may be subject to sex offender registration. This is obviously something that can strain your personal relationships and limit your career options in the future.

Stephen G. Cobb understands the Florida legal system intrinsically. He can act as a Charlotte County sexual battery attorney along with being a qualified Florida criminal defense lawyer. His Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm has been in business since 1990 and has seen thousands of cases since then. The experience and expertise that he can provide to your case is second-to-none.

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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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