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  • About Musca Law

    Learn about our sex crimes defense practice and why choosing Musca Law to defend you is the smart choice.

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  • Innocent Until Proven Guilty

    When someone is charged with a sex crime many others automatically assume guilt. The Musca law firm knows you are innocent until proven guilty.

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    If you have been charged with a sex crime it is important to contact a lawyer immediately. Watch this video to learn why.

  • Sex OffenderRegistration

    How long do I have to register? Can I get it removed? Watch this video to find answers these questions and learn more.

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    Our strategy when defending sex crimes is to get all charges against you dropped or at the very least have the charges reduced. Watch this video to learn more.

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Lafayette County

Lafayette County Location

315 West Green Street
Perry, FL 32347
Phone: 386-341-9882

Lafayette Sex Crime Defense

Being arrested for a crime in Lafayette County can be extremely stressful and frustrating. This is especially true if the charges involve a sex offense. The consequences of a sex crime conviction are severe and they can turn your life upside-down. If you have been arrested on suspicion of a sex crime in Lafayette, it is important that you exercise your right to remain silent and that you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer right away.

Your sex crime attorney can help you fully understand the consequences you face and what legal options are available. It may be possible to have evidence dismissed and charges dropped. You need an attorney who has a long history of handling cases similar to yours. At Musca Law, our criminal defense lawyers handle all state and federal crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to:

  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Lewd and lascivious molestation
  • Internet sting operations
  • Possession and distribution of child pornography
  • Internet sex crimes such as luring or enticing a minor

Lafayette County Crime Information

With a population of under 10,000, Lafayette County is the second least populous county in the state. According to the 2010 U.S. Census there were 8,870 people who lived in Lafayette including about 1,000 who live in the county seat of Mayo. It was created back in 1856 with the Suwannee River on the eastern border and it covers about 547.92 square miles of total area.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office may be small, but it has a uniformed patrol, criminal investigations unit, dispatch and corrections division. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office serves all of Mayo as well as the communities of Day, Cooks Hammock and Hatchbend. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) reports that in the year 2011, there were 136 arrests made in Lafayette County. During that same year, there were two reports of forcible sex crimes and both of them involved fondling.

Sex Crime Information

Any unwanted, nonconsensual physical act that is for the purposes of gratification, sexual arousal or abuse can result in sex crime charges. Some of the most serious sex crimes charges involve sexual battery and other sexual acts that involve force, violence or coercion. Other major charges result from crimes against children.

Under the law, minors cannot provide consent for sexual activity. So, all acts of molestation, lewd or lascivious behavior with a child can result in felony charges. You can even face years of incarceration for possessing inappropriate photographs of children, for contacting a child online with the intent of committing a sex act, or for traveling any distance to have sexual relations with a minor. These are the types of sex crimes that will result in the requirement to register as a sex offender.

Living as a Sex Offender

FDLE reports that there are 18 sex offenders living in Lafayette County. It can definitely prove challenging to become a productive member of society once a person is labeled a sex offender. Imagine being convicted of a felony sex crime in Lafayette County. You will have to serve a prison sentence. During that time you will have little contact with the outside world. You will likely lose a number of friendships, your job and even your residence. Where you are allowed to live (after your release) will be restricted by the terms of your probation. Also, most potential employers will be unwilling to look past your criminal record. Once you do find a place to live that abides by residency restrictions, your new neighbors will be notified of your address and personal information.

Getting the Help You Need

The stakes are too high to face these types of serious consequences without the help of a knowledgeable sex crime defense lawyer. You need a skilled defense lawyer who will guide you through the legal proceedings while protecting your rights. At Musca Law, we have a reputation of handling all types of sex crime cases. We provide free case evaluations to anyone who has been accused of a sex crime. Please contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Lafayette County Criminal Defense Resources

Lafayette County Location

315 West Green Street
Perry, FL 32347
Phone: 386-341-9882

Florida Sex Crime Defense Counties

About Musca Law - If you're facing felony charges of rape, sodomy, sexual assault, or indecent liberties with a minor, contact my law firm in Naples for experienced and resourceful defense. I represent persons accused of charges ranging from forcible rape to sexual battery with a date or acquaintance. I also handle cases involving statutory rape, indecent liberties, and federal charges of child pornography or solicitation of sex with a minor over the Internet.

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