Aggressively Fighting Allegations Of Sex Crimes Since 1986
If you have been charged with a sex crime in Florida or are merely under investigation, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Merely being charged with rape or child molestation can have a devastating impact on your personal and professional life. A conviction can stay with you forever, requiring that you register as a sex offender every time you move, limiting your employment options, and making it difficult to find a place to live.
As a former Chief Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Etheridge has spent a considerable amount of time defending people charged with sex crimes. We have worked extensively to provide fair and balanced legal support to clients who have made mistakes, are coming to terms with sexual addictions or have been wrongly accused. If you have been arrested for a sex crime, contact our office by email or call 850-542-0371 or toll-free 1-800-829-6157.
Our Sex Crimes Defense Practice
With all of our clients, we aggressively pursue results that are in their best interests, whether it be a jury trial, a negotiated plea bargain, or the dismissal or reduction of charges.
We know from experience that most sex crimes are based on circumstantial evidence and the credibility of witnesses. We will exhaustively examine the physical evidence to make certain it was properly obtained. We will also question all witnesses, including the alleged victims, to determine whether their testimony is believable.
Our practice includes:
- Rape and statutory rape
- Sexual battery
- Lewd conduct
- Indecent exposure
- Child molestation
- Possession of child pornography
- Internet sex offenses
- Failure to register as a sex offender