Middle Aged Salesman Accused Of Sexually Molesting A Child Middle Aged Salesman Accused Of Sexually Molesting A Child Family Member Over The Course Of 12 Years, Makes Incriminating Statements and Apologizes to The Victim In A Recorded Conversation; Arrested On Two Counts of Capital Sexual Battery and Two Counts of Lewd And Lascivious Molestation Across Two Different Counties
CLIENT FACED: MADATORY LIFE SENETNCE WITHOUT THE POSSIBLITY OF PAROLE FOLLOWED BY 15 YEARS IN PRISION
RESULT: NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT IN ONE COUNTY, AND DISMISSAL OF CHARGES IN THE OTHER COUNTY, RESULTING IN NO CONVICTION, NO LIFETIME SEXUAL PREDATOR PROBATION, AND ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPLETE SEALING OF RECORD!
Facts: Our client, a middle aged salesman, was accused of sexually molesting a child in his family multiple times when the child was 4 until she became 15. Specifically, the child told law enforcement that, on many occasions, our client fondled her, made oral contact with her vagina, and penetrated her with his fingers. These allegations were said to have occurred in 2 different Florida counties. In order to obtain a confession, law enforcement arranged for the child to call our client and record the conversation. During this taped conversation, our client made many incriminating statements, including apologizing to the child for what he had done. Based upon the child’s allegations and the incriminating statements, law enforcement arrested our client. The prosecutor in one county later charged him with 2 counts of Capital Sexual Battery (Capital Felony). The prosecutor in the other county charged him with 1 count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation Upon a Victim Under 12 Years of Age (1st Degree Felony) and 1 count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation Upon a Victim 12 Years and Over, But Under The Age of 16 (2nd Degree Felony).
Our Strategy In the county where the client was facing Capital Sexual Battery charges, our attorney diligently prepared the case for trial. This was done by conducting numerous depositions. At trial, our attorney exposed the doubts that law enforcement had about the child’s truthfulness, used testimony from depositions to vigorously cross-examine all witnesses, and poked holes in the prosecutor’s case to produce doubt in the minds of the jurors. After closing arguments, the jury retired to consider the case. After a mere 20 minutes, the jury returned a NOT GUILTY VERDICT on both charges based upon the attorney’s diligent preparation and strong arguments at trial. Further, based upon this result, the attorney was also able to convince the prosecutor in the other county to dismiss the Lewd and Lascivious Molestation charges. Because of the NOT GUILTY VERDICT in the one county, and the dismissed charges in other county, the client also is eligible to petition the court in both counties to have his arrest and court records totally sealed.
Older Man Caught Fondling His 15 Year Old Girlfriend Older Man Caught Fondling His 15 Year Old Girlfriend By Family, Leaves Incriminating Physical Evidence; Charged With 2 Felony Counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation
Facts: Our client, a 22 year old man, had been dating a 15 year old girl for 2 years. On one occasion, the girl’s mother caught our client fondling the girl with his hand up her shirt. On another occasion, he was caught in the act at the house of the girl’s grandmother. Specifically, our client pulled down the girl’s shirt, fondled her breast, and left a bruise by biting her. After both of these incidents, the girl’s mother contacted law enforcement who arrested and charged him with 2 counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.
Our Strategy: The Prosecutor charged the client with both counts of felony molestation and initially offered our client a plea bargain of 21 months prison time, followed by 2 years of rigorous sex offender probation. Furthermore, the client would face the harsh consequences of having to register as a sexual predator for the rest of his life. Our attorney, a former prosecutor himself, rejected this offer.
Using the relationships that he had developed as a former prosecutor, and his own dogged skills as a negotiator, the attorney was able to convince the Prosecutor to dismiss all charges against our client. After much worry, the client escaped serious punishment and the ordeal of trial. Additionally, because charges were dismissed, he became eligible to have his arrest and court record expunged.
Girl Forced Into Prostitution The defendant invited a woman from out of state and arranged to have her work as a prostitute. The woman tried to escape with some money she earned working as a prostitute. The client stopped her and physically beat her. He also burned her with a heated meat tenderizer and broke her cell phone. He was charged with Aggravated Battery and Assault, Witness Tampering, 2 counts of Armed Kidnapping with a Firearm and Sex Trafficking. The Sex Crime Defense Team managed to help this defendant avoid prison, felony conviction and even probation.
Defendant was Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Conduct and Witness Tampering A client was charged with paying a minor to go into a bathroom at a Youth Center and remove his pants. After interviews, the defendant was charged with 2 counts of Witness Tampering and one of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct. After our team of attorneys diligently negotiated with the State, all charges were dropped and the client even avoided sex offender registration.
Client Arrested for Loitering in an Area Known For Prostitution Our client was witnessed, by police officers, exiting the vehicle of a person parked in the parking lot and then walking quickly to his own car. The officers questioned him and arrested him for loitering and prowling. Our team of defense attorneys helped show that the case lacked enough evidence and was dropped.
Couple Charged With Lewdness In An Adult Movie Theater A couple was charged with Lewdness when they were observed by undercover officers having oral sex in an adult movie theater. They were discovered in the back exchanging sexual favors when law enforcement officers entered the theater and shined their flashlights on them. They were promptly arrested and charged with Lewdness/Exposure of Sexual Organs. With the help of the Sex Crime Defense Team, the charges were dropped entirely due to the Exposure of Sexual Organs statute only barred exposure of sex organs in a place not “set aside for such displays”.
Client Accused of Having Sex With His Girlfriend’s Teenage Daughter Our client’s girlfriend accused him of having sexual relations with her 16-year-old daughter. The police thoroughly investigated and the charges were dropped.
College Student Seen Fondling 14 Year Old Girlfriend A 22-year-old man was dating a 14-year-old girl for 2 years. The girl’s mother caught our client with his hand up her skirt. The man was also caught touching and kissing the girl’s breasts and leaving a “hickey”. He confessed having kissed her breasts several times to law enforcement officials.
The client, with the help of the Sex Crime Defense Team, managed to escape serious consequences and did not have to register as a sex offender. The charges were dismissed and his court record was expunged.
Client Massage Therapist Charged with Sexual Battery A massage therapist was accused of raping his client during a massage he performed on her. He was arrested after denying any sexual contact with the alleged victim but after his sperm was found from a vaginal swab taken from her. After the state offered plea deals ranging from8 to 12 years of prison, and with the client facing 15 years of prison if convicted, the client’s case was set for trial.RESULT: The Defense prepared for trial by taking many depositions of crucial witnesses and from those depositions developed a strategy for defense of the case, based also upon the account of the client. At a multiple day trial, the defense argued consent by the alleged victim, despite the client’s initial denial of any sexual contact with her, and the defense was able to create enough reasonable doubt about the State’s case that a jury found the client Not Guilty of the charge of sexual battery as well as any lesser included offenses! Client went home a free and innocent man!