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SEXUAL BATTERY AND RAPE

Charged with Sexual Battery or Rape? South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth Padowitz Has Effectively Defended Sexual Battery Charges

Sexual Battery is a serious criminal offense in Florida. Often referred to as rape in other states, sexual battery arises out of allegations of forced, unwanted, or nonconsensual intercourse with another person and may include oral, anal, or vaginal penetration with the sexual organs of another person or a foreign object.  Under Florida law, sexual battery is often charged as a felony, punishable by a mandatory minimum prison sentence as well as sex offender registration.  Penalties under Florida law are severe and may include life imprisonment.  Criminal punishment varies based on circumstances including, but not limited to, the age of the victim, the age of the accused, the defendant’s prior criminal record, and other factors.   Kenneth Padowitz is a former sex crimes prosecutor who tried hundreds of cases.

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

 It is crucial that you have an experienced Defense Attorney on your side when facing a life changing investigation or charge of a sexual related crime.  A conviction for sex crime charges have profound consequences which can be severe.  A Sexual Battery charge or conviction can carry a special stigma, especially in today’s sensitive climate. A person convicted for sexual Battery may likely face serious harm to their reputations, negative impacts on their romantic and friend relationships and their families, potential prison time and job prospects can be more difficult to achieve throughout their life.  Sexual Battery convictions can even reduce housing opportunities due to strict law and registration requirements for sex offenders.

 As a Vetern Assistant State Attorney in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit of the Broward State Attorney’s Office, Kenneth Padowitz has had unique experience in working in depth on Sexual Battery cases and the laws that apply. After years of prosecuting Sexual Battery cases from the investigation phase through Trial, Ken Padowitz was awarded a plaque for his service to the People of Broward County for his work in the Sex Crimes Unit.

Ken Padowitz now represents and Defends clients who are facing Sexual Battery allegations 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 works with clients to analyze the charges that they are facing and develops aggressive and effective defense strategies for Sexual Battery charges.  You are Presumed Innocent but the reality typically is just the opposite in Sexual Battery allegations. Kenneth Padowitz demands the Court system adhere to the law and treats you as Presumed Innocent.  False accusations have been known to have occurred in the past, misidentifications or just outright sloppy criminal investigations leading to the wrong person being investigated or arrested.

A unique skill is required when working on Sexual Battery cases. Specialized laws, rules of evidence and strategies are knowledge that is indispensible in defending someone accused of Sexual Battery. Without a comprehensive knowledge and experience on working a Sexual Battery case, the average Defense Attorney is no match for the crucial nuances that most sex crimes prosecutors are trained in. Kenneth Padowitz possess the State and Federal trial experience with Sexual Battery cases and is uniquely qualified to provide you the best defense for this type of charge.

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.

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