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.