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Unlawful Sexual Activity With Certain Minors

Unlawful Sexual Activity With Certain Minors | Melbourne Sex Crimes Attorney

If you have been arrested in Melbourne or in Brevard County, FL for Unlawful Sexual Activity With a Minor, you need to immediately retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Commonly known as “statutory rape”, Florida law states that a person age 24 or older who engages in sexual activity with a person age 16 or 17 commits a felony of the second degree. “Sexual activity” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another. It does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose. If the sexual contact results in the victim bearing a child, paternity shall be established and, if it is determined if the offender is the father of the child, the offender shall pay child support pursuant to the Florida Child Support Guidelines.

A criminal conviction of unlawful sexual activity with a minor is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The person may also face lifetime registration as a Sexual Offender. With regard to this charge, neither the alleged victim’s prior sexual history nor the alleged victim’s consent cannot be used as a defense. In addition, a mistaken belief as to the alleged victim’s age is not a defense.

If you have been arrested, or are under investigation for having unlawful sexual activity with a minor, you need to contact an experienced Brevard County sex crimes defense lawyer immediately. Since 1985, attorney Richard G. Canina has handled hundreds of serious sex charges and will work hard to get you the best possible result in your case. Our firm is committed to defending our clients vigorously while keeping them fully informed at every step of the process. Start fighting back today.

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The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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