If you have been arrested for Sexual Battery in Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda the Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyers at Viacava & Cantor are ready to defend you. Sexual Battery is a very serious crime and serious crimes demand experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. If you have been arrested for Sexual Battery the best defense may include expert witnesses who can challenge DNA evidence or other evidence being used by the Prosecutor to try to convict you of the crime. The Criminal Defense Attorneys at Viacava & Cantor are prepared to use all of the necessary resources in order to give you the best defense. Contact a Fort Myers Sexual Battery Criminal Defense Lawyer from the Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor if you have been charged with Sexual Battery in Southwest Florida.
Sexual Battery is statutorily defined as the 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 without their consent. A person who commits a sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older who does not use physical force and violence likely to cause serious personal injury commits a second degree felony. A second degree felony is punishable by a maximum amount of fifteen years in prison. A person who commits a sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older and who uses the threat of violence likely to cause serious personal injury that the victim reasonably believes the person could carry out commits a first degree felony. A first degree felony is punishable by a maximum amount of fifteen years in prison. A person who commits sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older and in the process uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon or uses actual physical force likely to cause serious personal injury commits a felony punishable by life in prison.
The lawyers at the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Sexual Battery cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.