Category: Sexual Crimes

Recreational Marijuana in Florida: What’s Next? Meltzer & Bell, P.A. Weighs In

The potential legalization of recreational marijuana in Florida continues to spark debate, raising questions about the impact on our state’s criminal justice system. Recently, WPTV explored this issue in-depth, including insights from Meltzer & Bell criminal defense attorney, Ari Goldberg. With our experience defending Florida residents facing marijuana-related charges, we offer our perspective on this…
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Understanding Child Pornography Punishment: Legal Consequences and Sentencing Guidelines

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Facing child pornography charges? Penalties are severe and mandatory—expect prison time, fines, and a damaged reputation through sex offender registration. Our guide delves into the harrowing realities of child pornography punishment under federal and state laws, unpacking the factors that affect sentencing severity. Key Takeaways Child pornography offenses incur harsh legal consequences under federal and…
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Understanding the Florida Sodomy Law: Current Perspectives and Implications

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Are Florida sodomy laws still enforceable, and what do they mean for residents today? Florida’s sodomy law, historically used to criminalize non-procreative sexual acts, remains recorded in the state’s legal code. However, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, these laws are not enforceable. This article examines the enduring presence of Florida…
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Understanding Pornography Laws Florida: A Comprehensive Guide for Residents

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Florida’s pornography laws are intricate and can carry severe consequences if violated. Whether you’re facing charges related to possession, distribution, or production of sexually explicit materials, understanding these laws is crucial for protecting yourself and your future. What is Considered Illegal in Florida? Florida law encompasses not only child pornography but also other offenses that…
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Understanding Felony Sex Crime Charges in West Palm Beach, Florida

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Sex crime allegations are taken very seriously in West Palm Beach, and in addition to facing social stigma, you also risk harsh criminal penalties. Such offenses lead to hefty crimes, incarceration, and long-lasting impacts such as being registered on the sex offenders registry. Most sex crime cases go to trial because they are usually associated…
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A Rape Defense Lawyer’s Advice for Handling False Rape Allegations

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Rape charges are traumatic. If the charges are not defended effectively, the defendant can suffer jail terms and wind up in a sex registry. If false allegations are not dismissed quickly, they may have devastating effects on the accused’s family and career life. Think of Kobe Bryant. Talk of his death in the plane crash…
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What is the Statute of Limitations on Rape in Florida?

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Have you or your loved one been accused of rape or any other sexually motivated crime? If so, read on to learn about the ramifications, challenges, and defenses as it pertains to rape charges in Florida. Rape accusations can be one of the most challenging things to deal with and live with, especially if you…
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