Football Player Lawrence Taylor Enters Plea to Sex Charges

Football player, Lawrence Taylor, has entered pleas of guilty to two sex charges in New York. The charges are “sexual misconduct” and “patronizing a prostitute”. Even though these charges are sex crimes, they are considered misdemeanors in New York. Taylor’s sentence will be six years probation as a sex offender.

In Florida, all sex charges that would make someone a sex offender are felonies, not misdemeanors. A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by up to one year in jail. A felony, on the other hand, is punishable by over a year and carries much more severe penalties than a misdemeanor. Examples of sex crimes in Jacksonville that could make someone designated a sex offender or sex predator are sexual battery, capital sexual battery, lewd and lascivious battery, and lewd and lascivious molestation. When someone is arrested for a sex crime in Duval County, usually there is very little evidence other than someone’s word that it happened. If you are being accused of a sex crime in Jacksonville, contact a Sex Crime Attorney in Jacksonville to discuss your rights.