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Is Sexual Assault A Felony In Florida?

If you have been charged with a sexual crime, you may wonder, Is sexual assault a felony in Florida? Sexual assault, also known as sexual battery in Florida, is a very serious criminal offense. Sexual battery is also synonymous with rape. The severity of the penalties for sexual assault varies depending on the alleged victim’s age and the circumstances...

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Title IX Updates

  Guilty until proven innocent.  Forget due process, it barely exists.  Cross-examination of your accuser, forget about it.  Am I speaking about the criminal justice system in Russia?  No, I am speaking about the Title IX hearing held on college campuses around the country for allegations of sexual misconduct.  Let me repeat that last part, “allegations of sexual misconduct”....

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Florida Police Arrest 23 Child Predator Suspects

At the end of September, Florida law enforcement officials arrested 23 suspected child predators and human traffickers. The arrests came after the police engaged in a four-day sting operation. During the sting operation, the officers used popular online phone applications to pretend to be underage children. Police officers called the sting operation “Operation Intercept VII.” Law enforcement officers arrested...

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A Legal Guide for Florida Spring Breakers: Know Before You Go

CC image by Ekaterina Vladinakova at Flickr If you’re heading to Florida for spring break in 2019, the sunshine and warm water may not be all that you encounter. In fact, spring breakers are notorious for getting into legal trouble – typically for things like underage drinking. Before you go, here are a few laws and safety tips that...

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He’s Krafty and He Gets Around

By now you know that the Jupiter Police Department has been conducting a human trafficking and prostitution sting, specifically targeting different day spas. It appears that investigation spanned Palm Beach, Martin, and Orange Counties and that the investigation proceeded over a period of eight months. Unfortunately, this type of investigation and arrest of the owner and those frequenting the...

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Consequences of Child Sex Abuse in Florida

Few crimes carry the same social stigma as child sexual abuse. The mere hint of impropriety involving a minor can unravel a person’s career, reputation, and lead to serious criminal charges. Unfortunately, child sex abuse is a serious problem in Florida. According to the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, about 44 percent of sexual assault and rape victim are...

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False Rape Accusations on the Rise?

Rape and sexual assault are among the most heinous crimes a person may be charged with short of murder. Any type of sex crimes conviction carries serious penalties in Florida. A defendant is facing not only possible jail time, but also a lifetime of legal and public condemnation as a “sex offender.” Rolling Stone Scandal Shows How False Rape...

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Sex (crimes) and the City

You worked hard all day. All you want to do is get home. You get on the subway. You think “must be my lucky day, I even get a seat”. The train starts and right across from you is a guy masturbating. Such is the scene for Deana Carter. Well Ms. Carter did not take too kindly to the...

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The Criminal Side of Online Dating

Love. Soulmate. Companionship. At some point we all want to experience it. We search high and low for someone who we can call our own and when we find him or her, most of us try to hold on tight. With the increase of technology and different paths available to find love, such as online dating, meeting people has...

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Is Sexting a Crime in Florida?

You meet someone, you like them, you flirt with them, you exchange numbers, and your relationship begin to sail. Along with the flirtations, in today’s society, you text one another “cute” little nothings. Soon, pictures are exchanged, some involving little to no clothing. Most people never wonder whether sending an “innocent,” flirtatious picture is a crime; however, in some...

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