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SEX CRIMES

Former Broward Sex Crimes Prosecutor Kenneth Padowitz Has Delivered Result-Driven Criminal Defense Representation

When facing a life altering investigation or charge of a sexual related crime, it is imperative that you have an experienced Defense Attorney on your side.  The consequences of a conviction for sex crime charges are severe.  Moreover, in today’s climate, sex crimes carry a special stigma.  In addition to prison time, convicted defendants for sex crimes may likely face irreparable harm to their reputations, adverse impacts on personal relationships and their families, and diminished job prospects.  Sex crime convictions can even limit housing opportunities due to strict law and registration requirements.

Sex crimes include, but are not limited to, Rape, Possession of Child Pornography, Internet sex crimes, Sexual Battery, Sexual Abuse, Prostitution, Date Rape, Statutory Rape, Child Sexual Abuse, Molestation, Lewd and Lascivious conduct and Human Trafficking, among others. As a former Assistant State Attorney in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit of the Broward State Attorney’s Office, Kenneth Padowitz has had specific experience in working in depth on sex crime cases and the laws that apply. After untold sex crime cases from the investigation phase through Trial, Ken Padowitz received an honor of an award for his service to the People of Broward County for his work in the Sex Crimes Unit.

 Now, Ken Padowitz represents clients who are facing sex crime accusations in South Florida, around the State of Florida and around the Country.  Kenneth Padowitz is known for his legal expertise in and out of the courtroom and will work with clients to analyze the charges that they are facing and to develop effective defense strategies for any and all charges. Although the law states you are Presumed Innocent, the reality typically feels just the opposite, especially on these type of cases. Kenneth Padowitz treats you as Presumed Innocent and demands the Court system adhere to the law. There are many known cases of false accusations, misidentifications or just outright shoddy criminal investigations leading to the wrong individual.

A specific skill and sensitivity is required when working on these type of cases. Specialized laws, rules of evidence and strategies are required knowledge in defending someone accused of a sex crime. Without in-depth experience on working this type of case, the typical Defense Attorney is no match for the crucial nuances that most sex crimes prosecutors possess. Kenneth Padowitz possess the State and Federal trial experience with sex crimes cases and is uniquely qualified to provide you the best defense for these type of accusations.

Some Florida Statutes that apply in these type of cases are as Follows:

794.011 Sexual battery.

(2)(a) A person 18 years of age or older who commits sexual battery upon, or in an attempt to commit sexual battery injures the sexual organs of, a person less than 12 years of age commits a capital felony, punishable as provided in ss. 775.082 and 921.141.
(b) A person less than 18 years of age who commits sexual battery upon, or in an attempt to commit sexual battery injures the sexual organs of, a person less than 12 years of age commits a life felony, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, s. 775.084, or s. 794.0115.
(b) A person 18 years of age or older who commits sexual battery upon a person 18 years of age or older, without that person’s consent, and in the process does not use physical force and violence likely to cause serious personal injury commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, s. 775.084, or s. 794.0115.

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