Orlando Sex Offense Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Central Florida Defendants Charged with Sex Crimes
Being accused of a sex crime carries serious consequences. A conviction often carries substantial prison sentences. Even individuals later found innocent can have their lives turned upside down by the mere accusation of a sex crime.
For over 17 years, Tad A. Yates has defended individuals accused of sex crimes, including:
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Sexual assault
- Lewd or lascivious acts
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Internet sex crimes
- Transmission of materials harmful to a minor
Stigma of an Accusation
An arrest is public record and the release of a defendant’s name can destroy job prospects, relationships and the reputation of a person falsely accused of a sex crime. An individual may still carry the stigma even if the charges are later dropped or the defendant is acquitted. Having an attorney by your side during all stages in the investigation — even prior to an arrest — is crucial to protect your rights. If law enforcement or the Department of Children and Families contact you, call an attorney immediately to advise you before you agree to any meeting.
Sexual Offender List
Unlike other crimes, individuals convicted of certain sex crimes must register with law enforcement for life. Those individuals designated as sexual predators or sexual offenders must register their address with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement each year and every time they move into a new home. The public has access to this online database, exposing individuals to scorn and hostility long after they have served the sentence imposed upon them. Other serious restrictions may be placed upon sexual predators and offenders convicted of certain crimes that can ravage your family, job prospects and educational opportunities.