Unfortunately, many of these allegations may be unfounded or even completely fabricated. Much deference is given to an assumed sexual assault victim and, too often, young men find themselves wrongfully facing serious consequences that can have a severe effect on their lives. Such consequences include fines, probation, jail time, and registering as a sex offender in the state of Florida. Being classified as a sex offender can substantially impede future educational or employment opportunities as the registry is available to the public online.
Florida law defines the criminal offense of sexual battery as any type of sexual penetration without consent or with a person who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to knowingly give consent. These cases commonly arise among young people who have attended parties and were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. False sex offense accusations may occur for a number of reasons.
At times, the victim may not have a clear memory of what occurred. Other victims make false allegations because they are embarrassed or ashamed of the sexual encounter. Some victims may even specifically target someone and try to harm them by falsely accusing them of sexual battery. No matter what the reason behind the accusation may be, false sex offense allegations can destroy a young person’s life, even if the sexual encounter was completely consensual. Anyone who is the victim of a false sex offense accusation should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately.
Stephen Cobb is the founder of the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm and a board certified criminal law expert who has committed his legal career to helping people facing criminal charges throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Cobb has handled over 10,000 criminal cases involving a wide variety of charges, has zealously represented criminal defendants at trial, and always works for the best possible results for each and every client. The Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm can help anyone who has been arrested or charged with any type of offense.
Stephen G. Cobb
5 Clifford Dr.
Shalimar, FL 32579
Phone: (850) 651-6565