Criminal charges like sex with a minor spark controversy and often make news headlines. Behind the scenes, these are serious accusations that affect real people for life. For everyone involved, the stakes are huge. At Mark Lipinski PA, we are skilled at representing clients for major criminal law issues, including cases that involve sex with a minor.
Bradenton Sex With a Minor Defense Attorney
Our experienced attorneys handle child molestation cases with an aggressive legal approach while remaining empathetic to the client's cause. From our Bradenton, Florida, law firm, we provide capable legal services to clients throughout Manatee County and Sarasota County.
Charges for sex with a minor can be federal offenses but many cases go to state court. The most serious sex with a minor charge is capital sexual battery. While all sex with a minor charges are taken very seriously by the court, a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child or lewd and lascivious activity with a child is considered slightly less severe.
A charge of improper touching is complex because often the incident allegedly occurred in a historical context. No statute of limitations applies to many cases involving sexual contact with a minor under 12, and they can go back a number of years. Cases involving sex with a minor sometimes arise from a situation involving a:
- 20-year-old man having a relationship with a 15-year-old girl, which upsets parents
- Teacher, janitor, bus driver, grandparent, uncle or other family member being accused of improperly touching a child
- Dysfunctional family in which a series of other incidents occurred
For the accused in any case involving sex with a minor, the matter is dire. These are always somber charges. But from experience, we know that sometimes the incident never happened. As knowledgeable defense attorneys, we are here to help.
Palmetto Statutory Rape Attorney
If you have been arrested or accused of a crime that involves sex with a minor in Bradenton, Manatee County or Sarasota County, contact us. Please call us at 941-405-0241 or 866-582-3836 toll free or send us an e-mail. Discuss your case and legal options with a qualified lawyer. From the start, we place a high value on good communication with our clients, and have Spanish translation services available.