Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse Defense Attorney in Daytona Beach

Working to Avoid Severe Legal Penalties

An individual charged with committing sexual abuse can benefit from the professional legal services of Buckmaster & Ellzey. We understand that a mere accusation of sexual abuse can ruin a reputation, cause family and friends to disassociate, and possible job loss. A sexual abuse conviction can limit career options, ineligibility for military or law enforcement jobs, and disqualification from certain professional licenses and types of employment that require security clearance or a position of trust. A parent convicted of a sex crime may lose a child custody award from a divorce.

A compelling defense is necessary against criminal charges when a person faces a loss of certain rights and freedoms. An individual with serious sexual abuse charges needs to contact a Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney for legal assistance and guidance following an arrest. It is best to speak with a defense attorney immediately to avoid making statements that prosecution can use later in their case. Our attorneys defend many clients facing criminal charges including sexual abuse offenses.

Types of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse crimes are serious with harsh consequences such as imprisonment, large fines, parole, court-mandated counseling, and rehabilitation programs.

Penalties can increase if there were prior offense or the use of weapons or violence during the following sexual abuse crimes:

  • Rape, date rape, statutory rape
  • Sexual assault, sexual battery
  • Child molestation, child pornography
  • Internet sex crimes, solicitation or exploitation of minors

A defendant convicted of a sexual abuse crime has to register with local law enforcement, make whereabouts known, and check in periodically. Without permission, a sex offender cannot change residence, be within a specified distance from schools, playgrounds, and certain other locations.

An offender in some circumstances may not work in a job that involves the close proximity of children. It is important to have an effective defense from knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorneys who can protect the rights of clients while dealing with the court system. Buckmaster & Ellzey has the skill and resources necessary to defend clients when facing charges that can adversely affect their lives. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a sexual abuse defense lawyer.


Contact a Daytona Beach sexual abuse lawyer if facing charges for sexual abuse.


Sexual Abuse

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?
    A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
  • Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?

    In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.

    We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.

  • What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?
    Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
  • What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?
    The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
  • What Is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?
    There are two types of divorce in Daytona Beach: contested and uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is typically preferred because they can usually be completed with far less hassle and in far less time. However, to go through the uncontested divorce process, the couple must reach an agreement on all significant divorce-related issues. These issues include: • Property division • Debt allocation • Alimony • Child support • Child custody • Visitation When there is disagreement over one or more of these issues, the couple will need to go through the contested divorce process. In such cases, the couple will either need to hire a divorce mediator to help them through the negotiation process or have the family court decide for them.

Client Testimonials

Read What Our Past Clients Had to Say
  • Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols

    “He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”

  • They Had My Back

    “Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”

  • Diligently and Highly Professionally

    “Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”

  • Professional & Responsive

    “They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”

  • Gets the Best Results

    “Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”

Why Hire B&E?
Here are Five Reasons

  • Client-Focused Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
  • Former State Prosecutor
  • 40+ Years of Collective Experience
  • Dedicated Attorneys

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