Lakeland Sex Crime Defense Attorney

Lakeland Sex Crime Defense Lawyer, RICARDO ALVAREZ provides professional Sex Crime Defense and other Criminal Defense Attorney legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, Highlands County, Hardee County, Hillsborough County, Osceola County, Orange County, and the Central Florida Area.

If you have been arrested and charged with a sex crime, contact The Law Firm of RICARDO ALVAREZ, P.A., by calling 863.709.0808, or by using our online case evaluation form.

Sex Crimes have a unique distinction of being one of the few crimes that if convicted will result in the guilty party to have to register as a sexual offender. This distinction will affect where you can live, and in some cases where you can work or even socialize. And this is all after the jail or prison term the convicted party may have to serve. Once thought to be a strictly male driven crime, in recent years there has been a distinct increase women being charged and convicted of sex crimes as well.

Many individuals each year are wrongfully accused of sex crimes throughout the United States. Our duty as your attorney is to vigorously fight for you in an effort to ensure you do not fall victim to a legal system that is under tremendous political and social pressure to convict anyone who is indicted for a sex crime.

Sex Crimes may include, but are not limited to:

  • Child Molestation;
  • Lewd Acts with Child;
  • Child Pornography;
  • Sodomy;
  • Spousal Rape / Marital Rape;
  • Date Rape;
  • Statutory Rape;
  • Sexual Assault;
  • Sexual Battery;
  • Internet Sex Crimes;
  • Human Trafficking;
  • Indecent Exposure;
  • Prostitution;
  • Solicitation of Prostitution;
  • Sexual Abuse;
  • Incest;
  • Sex with Animals;
  • Avoiding Registration as Sex Offender.

In order to obtain a conviction for sexual crimes the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused actually committed the crime (or crimes) he or she is being tried for. Depending upon the specific sex crime, this may include placing the accused at the scene of the alleged crime, provide proof of the act or acts in question, sometimes intent must be proven, sometimes a lack or absence of consent must be proven.

If the defense presented by your attorney at trial causes just one jury member to have reasonable doubt as to the accused guilt of committing the the sex crime, as it relates to the current trial, the accused cannot be found guilty. If the jury believes that your defense was more credible or viable than the prosecution's case, than you may be acquitted of all charges.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, you need an attorney on your side who is knowledgeable of the law, experienced at trial, and able to negotiate for you from a position of strength. Call our law office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 863.709.0808, or by using our online case evaluation form.

We stand ready to aggressively represent you, and answer all of your questions. An aggressive  defense of your case in the early stages could lead to the charges against you being dismissed or reduced.


Contact Ricardo Alvarez today at 863-709-0808

I can help you fight any criminal charge, from a traffic infraction to homicide charges. Our areas of Criminal Defense representation include, but are not limited to:

Law Office of Ricardo Alvarez, P.A.

6700 South Florida Avenue,
Suite 36,
Lakeland, FL 33813

Phone: 863.709.0808
Fax: 863.709.8282

Office Hours

9 a.m.–12 p.m. & 1 p.m.–5 p.m.


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