Sex crimes include pedophilia, child pornography, rape, sexual assault,
incest and stalking. All are serious, especially crimes of violence that
involve force or threat of force.
State and local authorities investigate and prosecute sex crimes. Federal investigators also get involved whenever the crimes involve multiple states.
Initial convictions for sex crimes can result in fines and prison sentences from a few years to life, depending on the offense. Punishments vary dramatically depending on the type of crime (i.e. sexual assault) and the level of charge (misdemeanor, such as peeking, or felony, such as violent rape). For example, Title 18 of the U.S. Code, § 2242, dictates up to 20 years in prison for a conviction of sexual abuse, while sex-related trafficking of children (§ 1591) can result in a life sentence, depending on the circumstances. The same is true for aggravated sexual abuse (§ 2241) – where force or threats of injury are used against the victim.
States are clamping down on sex offenders, as well. For example, Florida's 2005 sex offender law increases the mandatory sentences for certain predatory sex offenders in an attempt to make the law more punitive.
In light of the sensitivity of sex crimes, their potential sentences, and the permanently damaging stigma attached to sex crimes, early representation is a must for anyone facing such charges. Attorneys with experience defending sex crimes are obviously the best able to understand the charges and structure an effective defense. If you are facing federal charges, contact an experienced federal criminal defense attorney at Joffe Law.
Call or contact Joffe Law today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
Joffe Law, PA
Miami Criminal Attorney
Representative case results include:
Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine