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Sexual Battery

Clay County Sexual Battery Attorney

Facing criminal prosecution for sexual battery in Clay County is something that you won’t want to do alone. Not only are likely poorly equipped for such an endeavor, but the charges carry with them penalties that can affect the remainder of your life. Thus, it’s very important that you consult a Clay County sexual battery attorney when undergoing criminal prosecution.

Still, understanding the charges that you’re facing is one of the best things that you can do. Sexual battery in the state of Florida is generally defined as the act of engaging in sexual activity with a non-consenting individual. It’s also known as sexual assault and rape. Sexual battery can also extend to the act of engaging in sexual conduct with a person under the age of 18. Of course, age is something that will play a factor throughout the case and can have an effect on the penalty for sexual battery in Clay County. In fact, many variables play a role in both the course of the trial and the potential sentencing. Some of these include:
 

  • The relationship of the victim and suspect
  • Whether the victim was handicapped
  • Whether a weapon of any kind was used
  • The suspect’s criminal history

These all can have an effect on the proceedings of the court case. Other factors that can increase the penalty for the suspect include:
 

  • Being in law enforcement
  • Threatening the victim
  • Drugging the victim
  • Impeding the victim’s ability to resist

A defense lawyer for sexual assault in Clay County can play a large role in helping you understand each of these variables. But, that’s not the only reason a qualified lawyer will be helpful to you. You really only have two other options when it comes to legal representation: yourself and a public defender. Unless you’re confident in your ability to provide expert legal defense, then you likely don’t want to go with the first option. The second option produces problems especially when you consider that public defenders are overtasked, undercompensated, and often unable to devote their full attention to your case.

When you take into account the potential penalty for sexual battery in Clay County, then you may understand the necessity for a competent attorney. In some cases, you may be sentenced to spend your entire life behind bars. Of course, many of the variables listed above will come into play, but it’s still a distinct possibility. A defense lawyer for sexual assault in Clay County can help you avoid that odious outcome.

The other penalty you might incur is sex offender registration. This is a designation that affects literally every interaction you have with other people. It’s something you won’t be able to shake and it can even be applied to you under dubious circumstances. For instance, if you were 18 at the time of the offense and you engaged in consensual sexual conduct with a 17 year-old, you may have to register as a sex offender.

Having a Clay County sexual battery attorney on your side is vital, and that’s exactly what the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm can provide for you. Stephen Cobb is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has taken on thousands of cases in his extensive career. He has worked with cases involving a number of criminal charges including sexual battery. If you need legal representation, contact the Cobb Law Firm as soon as possible.

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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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