How the prosecution sees your case.
How we see it.
In today’s society, a sex-related offense carries an enormous stigma. In fact, very few situations can be as devastating to a client as being accused of a sex-related offense.
Once someone is accused of a sex-related crime, people generally behave as if the person has already been proven guilty of the crime. Oftentimes, the accused person’s reputation is ruined, both personally and professionally, with impacts on employment, child custody, and relationships with friends, partners, and family members.
Due to increasing media attention and related pressures, sex-related crime investigations and arrests have multiplied. Unfortunately, the increased pressure dilutes law enforcement’s ability to properly investigate sex-related allegations. These accusations can result in an investigation without consideration of the accuser’s motives and even without corroborating evidence. In today’s society, law enforcement sometimes hastily rushes to judgment based on mere speculation and hollow accusations.
What will happen next?
Sex crimes carry severe penalties such as high bail and long jail and/or prison terms. Moreover, most individuals convicted of sex-related offenses must agree to publish their personal information and to partake in a lifetime registration procedure with police. Often, the registration requirements are very complex and failure to register may result in an additional arrest. Further, pursuant to legislation, the State of Florida can involuntarily, civilly commit a qualified person who has been convicted of a sex-related offense for an indefinite period of time.
The sex crime attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin understand the severe impact that a sex-related crime conviction can have on an individual. In order to avoid the stigma and severe punishments of a sex-related conviction, Attorneys Marc P. Lyons and Philip M. Snyder employ a variety of legal tools to aggressively defend their clients. Our firm works closely with forensic psychiatrists and psychologists to explore any/all possible defenses and to fully investigate all relevant mitigating factors.
The criminal defense lawyers at Lyons, Snyder & Collin handle sex crime cases involving:
- Capital Sexual Battery
- Lewd or Lascivious Acts
- Exposure of Sexual Organs
- Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation
- Transmission of Pornography by an Electronic Device of Equipment
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Battery
- Failure to Register as a Sexual Offender
Our goal at Lyons, Snyder & Collin is to provide clients accused of sex-related crimes with the highest level of representation to ensure the best outcome available. Bottom line: our sex crime attorneys get results by delivering creative solutions to complex issues and aggressively confronting the accusers and attacking law enforcement’s investigation.
Contact the Fort Lauderdale sex crime attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 954.462.8035 for your free consultation.