DeLand Sex Crimes Defense Attorney

Sex crime allegations are devastating. They come with serious, life-long legal repercussions, and they destroy your reputation. It’s difficult to explain your side of the story to the world when you’ve been branded a sexual predator.

That branding is more than just a metaphor. In many cases, guilty verdicts result in placement on the sexual offender registry. This affects your ability to work and where you can live.

If you’ve been accused of a sex crime, the team at Buckmaster & Ellzey understands what you are facing. With over 35 years of legal experience, we’ve seen this crime tried many times. We are ready to hear your experience with nonjudgmental compassion. We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty, and it is our job to fight for that innocence.

For a sex crime defense in DeLand, trust the attorneys at Buckmaster & Ellzey. We are here to listen, so call us now at (888) 785-6548.

Sexual Abuse Defense

The term “sexual abuse” covers a wide variety of crimes. In Florida, it can refer to rape, sexual assault or battery, child molestation, solicitation of minors, and even cyber sex crimes. Any one of these offenses can result in severe legal penalties and placement on the sexual offender registry.

Our team provides an excellent defense against these allegations. With a former prosecutor on our team, we understand how prosecutors can twist the facts to make someone look guilty. We are here to represent you and reveal your perspective. With thorough investigative techniques, we may be able to avoid the “he said, she said” of your case and present strong evidence that speaks for itself.

Child Pornography Defense

It is, of course, illegal to force children to participate in sexually explicit material. The very possession of this material, however, is just as severe. The alleged possession of child pornography could result in your inclusion on the sexual offender registry.

In our modern times, it’s easy to accidentally access the wrong material while surfing the web. You could find yourself on a site you never meant to visit. These sites can sometimes infiltrate your computer, downloading images you never wanted, and you may not even be aware of their presence. Moreover, enemies or other bad-faith actors can hack into your personal computer, implanting incriminating photos. If police investigate your electronics for an unrelated reason and stumble across child pornography, you could be arrested, being completely unaware that these images existed.

The very definition of child pornography is also nebulous. Sexually explicit images of children are hard to misinterpret, but innocent images can be misconstrued as perverse material. 

Our team is ready to believe your account. We know how easy it is to unintentionally possess material that creates horrific legal consequences. Let us present the facts of your case, helping defend you against false allegations.

For an excellent defense against sex crimes in DeLand and all of Volusia County, contact Buckmaster & Ellzey for a free, no-risk consultation. You can call us at (888) 785-6548 or reach us online.

Sex Crimes

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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.
  • How Are Child Support and Alimony Calculated in Florida?
    If you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about how much child support or alimony you can receive or will be expected to pay. Alimony is ordered to ensure that both spouses have an equal opportunity of maintaining the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. The higher-earning spouse makes payments to the lower-earning spouse. The amount of the payment is determined based on one party’s need and the other party’s ability to pay. This involves the consideration of a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, each party’s contribution to the marriage, and the ability of the unemployed spouse to obtain work. Child support, on the other hand, is determined based on Florida’s statutory guidelines. To calculate a child support payment, the court considers the total income of both parties, minus any deductions. The child support order is ultimately determined by what amount is needed to cover the child’s basic living expenses, including food, shelter, childcare, education, and healthcare.

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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