The importance of having an attorney during the prosecution of sexual assault cases may go without saying, but it may be equally as important to have legal counsel after the case is completed.
A new law takes effect in Florida on July 1 that changes the way law enforcement handles sexual assault claims. According to an orlandosentinel.com report, the so called “43 Days Initiative Act” will allow victims of sexual assault additional time to report a criminal act against them.
As we have noted in a number of our posts, sexual assault cases bring a high level of emotions; both to those who prosecute such cases, as well as those who defend them. The high emotions and social stigma of these cases tend to bring about mandatory minimum sentences, as well as permanent registration and reporting requirements.
The blog content should not be construed as legal advice.