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Category: Sexual Battery


NOV. 7 2016
What Florida Means by “Sexual Battery” – and How It’s Penalized
What Florida Means by “Sexual Battery” – and How It’s Penalized

Sexual harassment. Sexual assault. Sexual battery. Rape.

 

These days, it seems like stories about high-profile sex crime allegations are everywhere. Accusations of these types of crimes have led to the downfall of  celebrities like Bill Cosby, caused many prominent Republicans to withdraw their endorsements from Donald Trump, and hurt his overall chances of getting elected.

 

But though the media often uses many of these terms interchangeably, they mean very different things. Not only that, but the legal definition can change depending on how the laws are written from state-to-state.

 

This is particularly important to note if you …

JULY  5 2016
Former OSU Athlete Arrested for Sexual Assault over Spring Break
Former OSU Athlete Arrested for Sexual Assault over Spring Break
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The 6-month jail sentence of Stanford swimmer Brock Turner has sparked a national discussion on the proper penalties for college athletes who commit sexual assault and other related crimes. Last week, this discussion resurfaced due to a crime that crosses state lines.

 

Brandon Sheperd, 23, was arrested and charged with sexual battery after he was accused of raping a woman while on spring break in Panama City Beach, Florida. The woman reported that after she went to sleep with her clothes on, she awoke to find a man on top of her. A warrant was issued for Sheperd’s arrest …

FEB. 18 2016
Understanding Sexual Battery Laws in Florida
Understanding Sexual Battery Laws in Florida
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If someone accuses you of rape you are obviously facing an extremely serious situation.  In Florida, that accusation is referred to as “sexual battery.”

 

A conviction for this kind of charge can and likely would ruin your life.  So, if you have been accused of “rape,” or “sexual battery” you need to fight back with the strongest defense strategy possible.

 

You also need to understand the law itself.  Below you’ll find information about sexual battery in Florida, and what options are available to you to protect your rights.
 

Overview of Sexual Battery

 

If a sexual battery …