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Sex crime

A number of different offenses fall into the sex crimes category, but they generally involve illegal or coerced sexual conduct against another individual. Every state has laws against prohibiting the various types of sex crimes, such as rape and sexual assault, and each state has its own time limit (or “statute of limitations”) in which victims of sex crimes may file a lawsuit against the alleged offender. People convicted of sex crimes, regardless of severity, are considered “sex offenders” by their respective state and face having their names added to state and federal sex offender registries. The following articles cover sex crimes, sex offender registration requirements, relevant laws, and more.

AMBER Alerts

The AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. AMBER or America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was kidnapped while riding her bicycle and then brutally murdered. Other states and communities soon set up their own AMBER plans as the idea was adopted across the nation. Once law enforcement determines that a child has been abducted and the abduction meets AMBER Alert criteria, law enforcement issues an AMBER Alert and notifies broadcasters and state transportation officials.

Halloween Sex Offender Laws

Halloween sex offender laws are intended to prevent convicted sex offenders from participating in Halloween festivities such as prohibiting convicted sex offenders from dressing up in costumes, decorating their homes, passing out candy or driving after dark. Some argue that these laws the direct product of a culture marked by decades of irrational fears about children and safety on Halloween.

Pimping and Pandering Laws

"Pimping" and "pandering" are two distinct crimes. The crime of pimping in many states is defined as living or deriving support from the earnings of someone’s prostitution, knowing the person is a prostitute. Pimping also includes soliciting for the prostitute or receiving compensation for soliciting the prostitute. Essentially, you are guilty of pimping under the law if you (1) seek out customers for a prostitute and collect a fee from the customer/collect some of the prostitute’s pay or (2) collect some or all of a prostitute’s earnings (without playing a part in finding the customers). Pandering typically means the act of procuring prostitutes by means of influence, encouragement, enticement, persuasion, fraud, threat, arrangement, or other request, also known as being "the middleman."

How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

Sex crimes are considered serious offenses and should always be taken seriously. Penalties are even more severe if the charge involves the solicitation of a person under age 17 in most states. There are several legal defenses available to those charged with a sex crime under the law. However, the best way to determine the appropriate defense strategy is to contact a sex crimes lawyer in your area. An experienced sex crimes attorney will listen to the specifics of your case and determine the best strategy moving forward.

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John Patrick Musca
John Patrick Musca
128

2650 Airport-Pulling Rd South, Suite G, Naples, FL 34112

Bar #163155(FL)     License for 1999 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Expungement | Insurance fraud | Sex crime
John Patrick Musca
John Patrick Musca
128

630 W Adams St Suite 205, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Bar #163155(FL)     License for 1999 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Expungement | Insurance fraud | Sex crime
John Patrick Musca
John Patrick Musca
128

15310 Amberly Dr Suite 250, Office 32, Tampa, FL 33647

Bar #163155(FL)     License for 1999 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Expungement | Insurance fraud | Sex crime
John Patrick Musca
John Patrick Musca
128

1114c Thomasville RD, Tallahassee, FL 32303

Bar #163155(FL)     License for 1999 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Expungement | Insurance fraud | Sex crime
John Patrick Musca
John Patrick Musca
128

37 N Orange Ave #517, Orlando, FL 32801

Bar #163155(FL)     License for 1999 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Expungement | Insurance fraud | Sex crime
Matthew W Shafran
Matthew W Shafran
127

515 North Flagler Drive Suite P-300, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Bar #98774(FL)     License for 2012 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Expungement | Juvenile law | Sex crime | Slip and fall accident | Violent crime
Mark S Germain
Mark S Germain
112

2715 N Harbor City Blvd Suite 4, Melbourne, FL 32935-6255

Bar #839361(FL)     License for 2004 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | Expungement | Personal injury | Sex crime
Michael Jeffrey Kessler
Michael Jeffrey Kessler
102

101 North U.S. Highway 1 Suite 200, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-4262

Bar #518778(FL)     License for 1985 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Federal crime | Sex crime
Joshua Scott Danz
Joshua Scott Danz
96

101 NE 3rd Ave. Suite 110 (Lobby), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Bar #98923(FL)     License for 2012 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Immigration | Juvenile law | Personal injury | Sex crime | White collar crime
Summer Rae Goldman
Summer Rae Goldman
94

915 1st Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

Bar #494615(FL)     License for 2001 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Federal crime | Sex crime
Vanessa Anne Nye
Vanessa Anne Nye
81

1718 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3814

Bar #105831(FL)     License for 1997 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | Sex crime | Speeding and traffic ticket | Violent crime | White collar crime
Keeley Rae Karatinos
Keeley Rae Karatinos
78

37865 Robinson Ave Ste. 1, Dade City, FL 33523

Bar #117781(FL)     License for 2015 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Appeals | Criminal defense | DUI and DWI | Expungement | Juvenile law | Sex crime | Speeding and traffic ticket

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