Sexual assault is the intentional criminal threat by word or act to do violence or non-consensual contact of a sexual nature to the person of another with the apparent ability to do it and with an act causing the reasonable belief by the victim that the sexual contact or violence could occur. A Miami criminal lawyer generally deals with many clients who are accused of the criminal act of sexual assault. It is very easy to accuse someone of doing this criminal act, and many witnesses falsely claim that they have been sexually assaulted or battered, merely telling the police that they were touched or threatened in a sexual way by a stranger or even by a family member. To prove the criminal offense of Sexual Assault, the State Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the criminal suspect intentionally and unlawfully threatened, either by word or act, to do violence or non-consensual contact of a sexual nature to the victim, that at the time, the criminal suspect appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat, and that the act of the criminal suspect created in the mind of the victim a well-founded fear that the sexual violence or non-consensual contact was about to take place.
If you have been charged with Sexual Assault in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, you should consult an experienced competent criminal defense attorney who can represent you in criminal court. Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A. is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami Dade County, and the rest of South Florida. Having a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in criminal court is advantageous, especially when charged with serious criminal offenses. Contact Hassett and Associates, P.A. for an immediate free consultation 24 hours per day seven days per week with a Sexual Assault Lawyer if you have been charged with these criminal offenses.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
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