Ocala Sexual Crime Attorney
If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a sex crime, you should contact an experienced Ocala criminal defense attorney at once.
In Ocala as well the state of Florida, criminal acts of a sexual nature are prosecuted aggressively. A “sex crime” is a generic term applied to any crime involving a sexual act such as lewd or lascivious battery, lewd offenses, sexual battery and rape, and unlawful sex with minors and statutory rape. A conviction of a sex crime can carry severe punishment and will result in long range consequences.
As an experienced Ocala criminal defense attorney, Carrie Proctor understands that even a false accusation of committing a sex crime can lead to devastating consequences. Ms. Proctor has a proven track record of compassionately and aggressively defending her client’s accused of these types of crimes. Each case is unique and requires a full review of all of the facts and circumstances. Aggressive and effective representation can make the difference.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SEXUAL CRIMES
A: Prior to speaking with a police officer, you should always consult with an attorney. Typically, the police do not want to get your side of the story, and they’re simply looking for additional evidence to use against you in their criminal investigation.read more
A: You do not have to consent to a search of your vehicle, in fact, if the police have a legal basis to search your vehicle, they will do so without asking for your consent.read more
Typically, criminal cases are resolved in one of the following ways; The State Drops the Charges Being proactive and hiring an experienced defense attorney quickly may led to the State dropping your case. For example, the fact that the police make an arrest does not...read more
If probable cause exists, the police have the right to make an arrest even if an alleged victim does not want to press charges. Similarly, the State can proceed forward with these charges even if the alleged victim does not wish to cooperate or asks that the charges...read more
On television you typically hear the police advise a person being arrested of their rights (known as Miranda rights) as they are being handcuffed. This is not how it happens in real life. In fact, the police are not required to advise an arrested person of these...read more
Typically, the police can only search you or your property if you give consent, there is a search warrant or the search is incident to a lawful arrest. Please note that there are other limited circumstances in which a search may be lawful and that it is important to...read more
An arraignment is the procedure where the state attorney announces the formal charges in your case and you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. At a misdemeanor arraignment, the State may offer you a plea deal and the court will allow you to enter a plea of guilty or...read more
In Florida, crimes are ranked in terms of severity and the maximum penalties that may be imposed if an accused is convicted of that particular crime. Misdemeanors are less serious charges and are handled in county court. They are generally punishable by up to one(1)...read more