Sex Crimes Lawyer in Vero Beach
Serving clients in Indian River, St. Lucie, Brevard, Okeechobee and Martin Counties.
Were you recently arrested for a sex offense? If so, you may feel scared, anxious, embarrassed and overwhelmed. The simple allegation is enough to ruin a person’s life. We at the firm of Green & Metcalf have handled sexual crime representation for decades. Andrew Metcalf has served as the President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has authored publications in this field for the Florida Defender. The law governing sexual crime is very specific and specialized. This is not an area of the law for an attorney to provide lead counsel representation without years of experience.
What Is a Sex Crime in Florida?
Under Florida law, all true sex crimes are felonies. Most involve sexual activity with minors, but non-consensual sex involving adults is also a sex crime. The punishment for these crimes includes, but is not limited to, registering as a sexual offender or predator, prison time, sexual offender probation, and fines. Some examples of sexual offense charges are:
- Sexual battery, Capital Sexual Battery
- Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition, Molestation, Battery
- Solicitation of a Minor
- Travelling to meet a minor for purposes of sexual relations
- Possession/ Transmission of Child Pornography
The penalties for most sex crimes range from a 5-year jail sentence to life in prison and may include a fine. Just as important many sexual crimes are assessed sexual “penetration” or “contact” points resulting in enhanced sentences.
Andrew B. Metcalf
“If you or your loved one is facing sex offense charges, or is under investigation for one, your world may feel like it is crashing down right in front of you. Thinking of the possibility of going to jail and registering as a sex offender can be enormously stressful. However, that is not the best use of your time right now. If you want to move forward and address the inevitable, call me at my Vero Beach office and meet with an attorney who specializes in this difficult area of the law. I am a firm believer that each and every defendant deserves an aggressive and highly competent defense no matter the allegations made. If you are under investigation, please contact a lawyer right away. These cases are investigated using very specific strategies. A skilled attorney can help prevent you from being a victim of misleading interrogation and investigative techniques employed by highly trained detectives in this field."
Green & Metcalf - Award-Winning Attorneys at Law
- Rated a perfect “10” by AVVO
- Readers’ Choice: Best Lawyer/ Law Firm – Hometown News, Indian River County
- “Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell for Ethics and Legal Ability
- One of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” - The National Trial Lawyers
- Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Past President of the Indian River County Bar Association
- A fixture on the Treasure Coast since 1975
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Call us today if you would like to set up your appointment for a free consultation in Vero Beach and discuss your legal defense with our team of experienced lawyers. We are committed to providing you with legal representation that is aggressive, competent, compassionate and discreet.