Changes to Florida Sex Crime Laws

September 26, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities

Miami, FL - New sex crimes laws passed by the Florida legislature earlier this year have now taken effect. Among other crimes, the new laws include changes that have been made to Florida's human trafficking, stalking and video voyeurism laws.

Changes to the human trafficking laws include a redefinition of "trafficking," so that it does not necessarily have to include transportation of the victim and an elimination of the provision that minors must have been "coerced." Stalking laws have been amended to alter the definition of "credible threat" to include verbal, nonverbal, and electronic communication and lessening the requirements for demonstrating that a threat is credible. What used to be a first degree misdemeanor under previous video voyeurism laws is now considered a third degree felony if the age of the victim is under 19, and changes some repeat offenses from a third degree to a second degree felony, amongst other provisions.

For consultation about what these changes might mean to you, consult a lawyer specializing in Florida sex crime law, such as Musca Law. Musca Law's focus is helping individuals that are accused of sex crimes understand their rights and responsibilities. Being accused of a sex crime carries with it a negative stigma, but all individuals are entitled to fair representation and due process.

To Contact Musca Law about sex crime defense, visit, write to or visit them at 80 SW 8th Street Suite 2000, Miami, FL, 33130, or call toll-free 800-687-2252 for a free, confidential consultation.

Musca Law is a comprehensive criminal defense firm founded in 2001 by Attorney John Musca with the goal of providing the highest quality criminal defense representation. Musca Law is a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, the Florida State Bar Association and the American Bar Association and has three practicing attorneys and a full staff ready to assist in the defense of any individual accused of a crime of a sexual nature, including child exploitation, child pornography, indecent exposure, indecency with a child, incest, rape, sodomy, or prostitution.