Mr. Moot is an adjunct at Palm Beach State College’s Criminal Justice Department, where he lectures law enforcement on how to successfully investigate allegations of sex crimes. Due to his significant experience litigating sexual battery cases, Mr. Moot often consults on defense strategies, and is uniquely qualified to represent individuals accused of sexual battery.
Indeed, as a former sex crimes prosecutor, Mr. Moot is intimately familiar with the internal process of filing formal charges at the Office of the State Attorney. It is imperative to proactively develop a defense strategy aimed at avoiding the filing of formal charges.
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Allegations of sexual battery are not only serious because of the criminal liability associated with a conviction, but also because of the damage that accompanies an allegation, no matter how innocent the accused. More often than not, allegations of sexual battery are accompanied with little corroborative evidence, and prosecutions may hinge on nothing more than the word of the alleged victim. Nevertheless, no matter how slim the evidence, a conviction for sexual battery carries with it the possibility of a 15 year prison sentence and a lifetime registration as a sexual offender.
In its most basic form, sexual battery is what is commonly referred to as “rape,” which is typically understood to mean sexual intercourse without consent. However, the legal definition of Sexual Battery is far more nuanced and complex, and is prosecuted in numerous forms. Indeed, depending on the circumstances, the State need not prove that sexual intercourse occurred at all. What is more, the prosecution need not prove that force was used in the commission of the Sexual Battery.
Each of these crimes requires proof of specific elements, which may enhance
the severity of punishment. These serious allegations are best defended
by an attorney with experience in sex crime litigation.
Contact our Weston criminal defense attorney now for a free consultation after an arrest or accusation.