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Sexual Battery

St. Lucie County Sexual Battery Attorney

Located on the Treasure Coast, St. Lucie County is not known for its judicial proceedings. Still, criminal prosecution is still a very common element of law and order in the county. Facing prosecution is, of course, not on the top of anyone’s list, but that unnerving sensibility can be amplified if the charge in question is sexual battery. A St. Lucie County sexual battery attorney is your best bet for fighting any charges of this ilk.
First, however, you will likely want to understand the concept behind sexual battery. It is defined in two separate ways in the state of Florida:

  • Engaging in sexual activity with another person without their consent
  • Engaging in sexual activity with someone under 18 with or without their consent

Both of these definitions can also play a role in the potential penalty for sexual battery in St. Lucie County. The penalty is generally prison time and/or sex offender registration, and both can be amplified or enervated depending on the variables involved. Some of the variables that affect sentencing include:

  • The victim’s relationship with the suspect
  • The victim’s age
  • If the suspect used a weapon
  • Whether the victim was disabled or not

There are also certain factors that will automatically make the penalties harsher if you’re are found guilty. These variables include:

  • Threatening the victim
  • Being a repeat offender
  • Drugging the victim
  • Prohibiting resistance from the suspect
  • Being a member of law enforcement

In fact, if you’re a repeat offender and you committed the second offense within five years of being released, then you may be subject to between 5 years and life in prison. This certainly underscores the necessity of a defense lawyer for sexual assault in St. Lucie County. This becomes even more pressing when you consider that your other options are representing yourself or relying on a public defender. There are obvious issues that come up with self-representation, not the least of which is a fundamental dearth of legal understanding. Opting for a public defender is also risky in that they won’t be able to focus their attention fully on your case.
You also have to take into account the penalty for sexual battery in St. Lucie County. You may have to live the rest of your life with the designation of sex offender. You may also be forced to spend large amounts of time behind bars. A qualified defense lawyer for sexual assault in St. Lucie County will be able to mitigate both of these penalties in certain circumstances.

Stephen G. Cobb is a criminal defense lawyer with a law degree from Florida State University. He has lived and worked in the state of Florida his entire life and he understands the state’s judicial system keenly. He created the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm in 1990 to provide proper legal representation to every one of the state’s residents and visitors. If you need a St. Lucie County sexual battery attorney, then the Cobb Law Firm should be the first one you contact.

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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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