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If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime, the consequences could be severe. Your reputation, livelihood and career may be at stake. You’re also dealing with the humiliation and emotional reactions from family, friends and the community.

State and Federal prosecutors often feel enormous pressure to secure guilty verdicts in these emotionally provocative, media-covered cases. Due to the complexities of the laws and the potential varying penalties, it is wise to obtain the legal services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Sex Offenses include:

  • Rape / Sexual battery / Capital sexual battery
  • Date rape / Acquaintance rape / Spousal rape
  • Child abuse / Child molestation
  • Felony sexual assault
  • Statutory rape
  • Internet pornography
  • Internet sex crimes / Online solicitation of a minor
  • Solicitation / Prostitution
  • Lewd and lascivious behavior
  • Non-compliance with the sex offender registration law

Punishment for sexual offenses varies widely – most are felony offenses. People charged and convicted of sex crimes can face severe penalties. Under Florida and federal law, convicted sexual predators and sex offenders are required to register with the local law enforcement within 48 hours of entering a county, establishing a residence or changing their address. This information is made public for community notification. Offenders are required to register themselves for at least 20 years following their conviction. Failure to register is considered a third degree felony.

 “Florida sex crime laws carry severe penalties. Your defense is critical. Your future and reputation are our primary concerns.”

Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney Donnie Murrell is a veteran criminal lawyer attorney with an established reputation for his courtroom abilities and outstanding commitment to his clients. He and his legal team thoroughly research every aspect and all evidence of the case and explore all options for his clients. He is highly knowledgeable on the laws governing sexual offenses. Through his experience he knows many cases have no witnesses and insufficient evidence; and many people are falsely accused of or convicted of sex crimes, resulting from the “he said-she said” type of situations.

If you or a family member has been accused of a sex crime and needs an experienced Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer who will take these charges seriously and protect your legal rights, contact the law firm of L. D. Murrell, P.A. to discuss our method for building a strategic defense.

L. D. Murrell, P.A. serves all of Florida including the following counties: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee County, and handles both state and federal criminal matters.

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