Orlando Rape and Sexual Battery Defense Lawyer
If you are being charged with rape or sexual battery in Orlando or in any other place in Florida, we advice you to talk to an experienced Orlando rape defense attorney from NeJame Law immediately.
When people hear the word "rape" they usually think of violence and force. Sexual battery is, under Florida law, a physical contact of a sexual nature that is non-consensual. Rape is a common type of sexual assault.
In Florida, rape can simply be non-consensual sex with another person. This means that the person did not explicitly agree to engage in sexual intercourse or activity. You may think that you are engaging in consenting sex with someone, but after rape charges have been filed against you, you discover that the other person was not in agreement to engage in sexual intercourse with you. Rape is a serious felony in Florida. If you or someone you know has been accused or convicted of rape you need to contact an experienced defense lawyer from NeJame Law right away. Help is Here!
In Florida, rape is technically known as sexual battery and force is not a required element. Florida Statute § 794.011 defines sexual battery as 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 (sexual battery does not include an act done for true medical purposes). A person who commits sexual battery on a person without the person's consent will be guilty of committing rape, no force is necessary.
Different types of rape include:
- Date Rape is non-consensual sex with someone that you are on a date or social outing with.
- Statutory Rape is having sex with a minor. Even if the minor consents to the sex, an individual can be convicted of statutory rape. Statutory rape is common in situations where the minor lied about their age or looked older than they actually were.
- Spousal Rape is when one spouse forces the other to have non-consensual sex with them.
Since rape is a felony, it carries with it some stiff penalties. Jail time of course depends on the details of each case, but at a maximum, a person convicted of rape/sexual battery can face up to a lifetime in prison!
Contact our Orlando Rape Defense Attorneys
If you or someone you know has been charged with any type of rape / sexual battery in Orlando, or any other city in Central Florida contact NeJame Law in Orlando, Florida immediately. You need an experienced rape defense attorney on your case. We are available 7 days a week. Call us at (407) 245-1232 or fill out our online form. You may also e-mail us at Defense@NeJameLaw.com. One of our defense attorneys will contact you back shortly. Our Orlando rape lawyers treat customers with care and respect, and will do everything they can to get the best result on their behalf. We offer a free initial consultation and will keep any information strictly confidential.