Miami and Fort Lauderdale Sexual Offense Cases

Have you been charged with a Sexual Offense in the Miami or Fort Lauderdale area?

The consequences of a Sex Offense charge can be extremely serious.  In addition to lengthy prison and/or probation terms and possible civil commitment, a sex crime charge can label you a sexual predator, making housing and employment nearly impossible to obtain. Because these penalties could be so severe, it is important to be represented by an experienced criminal attorney as soon as possible.

Call the Miami Law Firm of Carlos Fleites at (305) 673-4600 today for Miami and Fort Lauderdale area Sex Crime defense.

The following are the major sexual offenses, many of these, particularly the child pornography laws, have Federal counterparts:

Sexual Offense Cases:

  • Child Pornography
  • Computer Pornography
  • Exposure Sex Organs
  • Incest
  • Lewd & Lascivious
  • Lewd & Lascivious Against Minors
  • Pimping and Pandering
  • Pimping Minors
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Display Pornography
  • Sexual Battery and Sexual Battery Against a Minor
  • Soliciting
  • Statutory Rape
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Selling/Buying Minors
  • Voyeurism

Child Pornography
It is unlawful for any person to possess with the intent to promote any photograph, motion picture, exhibition, show, representation, or other presentation which, in whole or in part, includes any sexual conduct by a child. The possession of three or more copies of such photograph, motion picture, representation, or presentation is prima facie evidence of an intent to promote.

Computer Pornography
Any notice, statement, or advertisement of any minor’s name, telephone number, place of residence, physical characteristics, or other descriptive or identifying information for purposes of facilitating, encouraging, offering, or soliciting sexual conduct of or with any minor, or the visual depiction of such conduct, commits a felony of the third degree

Any person who knowingly utilizes a computer on-line service, Internet service, or local bulletin board service to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child or another person believed by the person to be a child.

Exposure Sex Organs
It is unlawful to expose or exhibit one’s sexual organs in public or on the private premises of another, or so near thereto as to be seen from such private premises, in a vulgar or indecent manner, or to be naked in public except in any place provided or set apart for that purpose

Incest
Whoever knowingly marries or has sexual intercourse with a person to whom he or she is related by lineal consanguinity, or a brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece, commits Incest, which constitutes a felony of the third degree.

Lewd & Lascivious
A person who commits any unnatural and lascivious act with another person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Lewd & Lascivious against Minors
A person who intentionally touches in a lewd or lascivious manner the breasts, genitals, genital area, or buttocks, or the clothing covering them, of a person less than 16 years of age, or forces or entices a person under 16 years of age to so touch the perpetrator, commits lewd or lascivious molestation.

 Pimping and Pandering
It shall be unlawful for any person with reasonable belief or knowing another person is engaged in prostitution to live or derive support or maintenance in whole or in part from what is believed to be the earnings or proceeds of such person’s prostitution.

Pimping Minors
A person who procures for prostitution, or causes to be prostituted, any person who is under the age of 18 years commits a felony of the second degree.

Prostitution
Prostitution means the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire but excludes sexual activity between spouses.

Rape
Means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.

Display Pornography
It is unlawful for anyone offering for sale in a retail establishment open to the general public any book, magazine, or other printed material, the cover of which depicts material which is harmful to minors, to knowingly exhibit such book, magazine, or material in such establishment in such a way that it is on open display to, or within the convenient reach of, minors who may frequent the retail establishment.

Sexual Battery and Sexual Battery Against a Minor
Means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.

Soliciting
It is unlawful to solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.

Statutory Rape
A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age  commits a felony of the second degree.

Sex Trafficking
Any person who knowingly recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means a person, knowing that force, fraud, or coercion will be used to cause that person to engage in prostitution, commits the offense of sex trafficking, a felony of the second degree.

 Selling/Buying Minors
Any parent, legal guardian, or other person having custody or control of a minor who sells or otherwise transfers custody or control of such minor, or offers to sell or otherwise transfer custody of such minor.

Voyeurism
A person commits the offense of voyeurism when he or she, with lewd, lascivious, or indecent intent, secretly observes another person when the other person is located in a dwelling, structure, or conveyance and such location provides a reasonable expectation of privacy.