We live in dangerous times and the “Me Too” movement has made it even worse. All it takes is a false accusation to ruin your life and your reputation forever. It may be an accusation from decades ago, and if the alleged crime involved a minor, you could find yourself arrested and facing trial for what an adult now says happened to them decades ago. If you even get a hint you are under investigation for something that happened years ago, contact a qualified and experienced sex crime lawyer immediately. It has become increasingly popular for women to “come forward” with accusations about things they claim happened to them when they were a child or teenager. An adult woman can be in counseling or therapy for drug use or some psychological problem and talk about events from years past and the counselor is under and obligation to make a report.
Things have a way of spinning out of control and before you know it, a major criminal investigation can be underway.
When there is an accusation about an alleged prior child molestation or a child sex offense, the detectives almost always have the purported victim make a “controlled call” where a recording is secretly being made to try and elicit an admission. They will have the “victim” try and trick the person she has accused into making an admission. Most of the time, the accuser is a relative or close family friend who claims to have been sexually abused in the past. If you get a call out of the blue, from someone you knew in the past, and the call sounds suspicious, politely terminate the call and get in touch with a lawyer immediately. Grand dads and Step dads are particularly at risk for being falsely accused. Everyone always tends to believe the accuser but in my experience, half the time, there is no basis whatsoever for the accusation. Do not think that this will simply go away or think you can talk your way out of a problem. You have heard the term “lawyer up” on television. It really is in your best interest to do so. There is no shame in hiring a lawyer and it may be the best decision you ever make. The simple truth is that many sex allegations are simply fabricated by children and young adults who in some instances have convinced themselves that something happened.
As a sex crime attorney, I see this over and over. Do not be lulled into making something they will later claim is an admission. Shut up and lawyer up.
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Yet another sting in Polk with hundreds of arrests for prostitution is a waste of police resources.
How many real crimes were committed while the Sheriff’s department was running the latest sting? Grady Judd is right when he says “sex sells”. It always has and always will. It is as old as human history. It will never be stopped. It is tolerated in most countries and in some of the States. In my opinion, legalized prostitution would reduce crime. If there was legalized prostitution, we would not have human trafficking. In my opinion, it would cut down on sex crimes like rape and child molestation. Sex is a basic human instinct and to suppress it only leads to other far worse situations. If a consenting woman and a consenting man want to have sex, (for money or not), should it be a crime? In the modern world, there are people who because of demanding careers, where they work long hours, simply do not have time for a real relationships. If a doctor, a pharmacist or a business man (or woman) does not have a relationship, does that mean they cannot fulfill the basic instinct for sex? Is it better for someone to lie about feelings just to get sex? I think not.
Sex for money is an honest straightforward relationship. The parties know what they want and don’t have to pretend to have feelings for each other. The Polk County Sheriff pretends that he is making the community safe. In the latest sting, one of his own deputies was arrested. Men and women are publicly disgraced with these bogus arrests all for the sake of creating arrest statistics and publicity. Did you ever notice that the only counties that have sex stings are where the law enforcement agency is run by an elected official? In Dade County, and in Miami, where the chief law enforcement official is a real professional, (public safety director), they don’t run these bogus stings. It is all about getting publicity and getting elected. I am surprised that Grady Judd has not tried to get a law passed to make masturbation illegal.
News flash Grady….human beings like to have sex! In Grady Judd’s world it is better to lie to a woman about your true intentions, better to take her to dinner or woo her with false promises, better to buy her flowers or promise her a trip. Prostitution is one of the world’s oldest true relationships. It may be a very short term one, but it is genuine with no false promises.
Before you plea your case with a public defender, and end up being a possible registered sex offender, you might want to consider private representation. Call 941 366 3506 for a confidential freeconsultation.
If you are a registered sex offender or are on sex offender probation you probably have had a tough week dealing with the hurricane.
The reporting requirements that come with being a registered sex offender make life tough enough without throwing in the problems that arise from a hurricane. If you lost electricity and had to move, you have to notify your probation officer immediately. Some of the probation office locations have been closed for a week. You have to document your change of address. Go to the Sheriff’s office and register a change of address immediately. Send a letter (written notification) to your probation officer. The United States mail is still running even if the offices are still closed. Document your efforts to comply.
If you have a new phone, a new email address, a new screen name, register it immediately.
If your address has changed, be sure and get the new address on your driver’s license.
I have found that there is zero tolerance by the probation officers when it comes to sex offenders so even if you have to jump through hoops to comply, get it done. As a sex crime lawyer, I anticipate there will be a lot of technical violations over the next two months. We have offices in Ft. Myers, Punta Gorda and Sarasota and might be able to keep you from being violated.
The hurricane was an unforeseeable event that may have caused you to lose your job, lose your home and have to move. You may not have the money for your electronic monitor or your cost of supervision. If you are hurting for money because of the storm write a letter to your probation officer explaining your financial hardship. Do not give them a reason to violate you. If you are on sex offender probation, I guarantee they are just looking for any excuse to put you in jail.
If a consenting woman and a consenting man agree to a consenting encounter, whether it is a “hand job”, oral sex or intercourse, why should that be illegal? The Asian Spas are a far better alternative to the street walkers. Men have been paying women for sex since the beginning of recorded history. The real way to reduce crime is to make fewer things a crime.As a sex crime criminal defense attorney, in my opinion, if anything, it would reduce child molestation and rape. Men and women are going to have sex. What is the difference between a man wining and dining a woman who then agrees to have sex with him and the man simply handing her the hundred dollars it cost for dinner. Simply paying for sex is an honest straight forward relationship that has nothing to do false promises or expectation by either party. In my opinion, society needs to be a little less hypocritical and legalize prostitution.
Here we go again. The Sarasota police continue to pose as hookers on the North trail trying to encourage and arrest men for “soliciting” prostitution. Why not bust the real prostitutes?
Did you know that there is a $5000 dollar civil fine for soliciting a prostitute?
Did you know that the police can seize and forfeit a car for a misdemeanor?
The undercover female detectives walk North trail seductively giving passing men the “eye”. When the men stop, conversations can turn to sex. Would the men stop if the undercover detectives were not there?
The real issue is “who is doing the seducing”. Who is really doing the “solicitation”?
The undercover detectives are generally “putting it out there”, tacitly making an offer, and when a man accepts, charging him with solicitation.
I live in that area. I see the real hookers each day on the way home from my office. The same girls work the same streets and corners. The answer is to legalize prostitution and regulate it.
How many real crimes were committed while the police were busy running this sting? Is this an effective use of police man power? Does this waste Court resources? Is it really necessary?
If a woman waives to you on the Trail, do not stop. Don’t even think about it? The temptation to give them a “poke” will land you in the “Pokey”. Did you know the word “Pokey” goes back to slang and means “welfare hotel” or the “poor house”. If you get nailed with a $5000 civil fine, it may land you in the “poor house”. Poking along on the trail will land you in the jail
It is one thing to use the Public Defender for a DUI or simple drug possession charge.
It is quite another to put your life in the hands of a court appointed lawyer when the stakes are life in prison. There is an old saying that you get what you pay for. Many public defenders are dedicated professionals who do their absolute best for every client. The problem is that most public defenders are overworked and underpaid. They on average carry hundreds of cases at a time where private lawyers my handle only a dozen or so at a time. In a sex crime case, investigation is the key. The police generally start off believing the accuser and set about to prove that what the “victim” says is true. They ignore and sometimes cover up inconsistencies in a victim’s statement.
Many of the sex crime police investigators are women and most of the sex crime prosecutors are women and in my experience are biased in how they look at the facts.
The simple fact is that many rape accusations are false.
Teenage girls make false accusations against step dads all the time. In child custody cases, false accusations are commonplace.
The Public Defender often does not have the investigative resources go out and get to the bottom of the case.
Grady Judd has done it again…..104 “March Sadness” arrests
The latest Internet sex sting in Polk County resulted in numerous prostitution and solicitation arrests. The emphasis in the sex stings has shifted from targeting so called child predators to targeting consenting adults looking to simply get laid. News flash Grady…they don’t call it the world’s oldest profession for nothing. This is an enormous waste of precious police resources.
How many burglaries were committed while dozens of the Sheriff’s detectives were trying to lure consenting adults into sex for money relationships?
How many car thefts?
How many elderly were bilked out of their savings?
How many violent crimes were committed during the same period of time that the detectives were posing as prostitutes on Backpage.com?
Grady Judd bragged in the television conference that there were a thousand responses to the undercover detective’s prostitution ads. So while they were answering 1000 calls, how many legitimate 911 calls were not responded to?
This is just stupid to the max. The answer is to legitimize and regulate prostitution. There would not be human trafficking if prostitution was legal.
If a man wants to pay a woman for sex, and if the woman wants to engage in sex, why is it the State’s business?
The days of pimps taking advantage of women are pretty much over. The Internet has replaced the pimp. Women can simply place ads on the Internet offering their services and men can respond. This reminds me of the Dolly Parton movie, “The best little whorehouse in Texas”. Remember the Bible thumping news reporter that was on a mission to put her out of business. Grady needs to get off his pedestal and get with the times. I would be willing to be that Grady is trying to position himself for a run at some greater elected office.
As a sex crime lawyer, this may be good for business, but is a terrible waste of Court resources. The “crime” is a misdemeanor and in my opinion, a victimless crime. And oh, by the way, some people who showed up has some pot. OMG, they wanted to get stoned get laid. I guess Grady Judd was asleep during the sixties and seventies. So much for “looking for love and feeling groovy”.
The Sarasota police mean well but the simple truth is that they will never put an end to the world’s oldest profession.
The only way to deal with this issue is to make prostitution legal.
You are never going to defeat or eliminate this issue with criminal prosecution.
There is an old saying that desperate people do desperate things. If you have homeless women or drug addicted women, with no income and no anything, they will do what they have to do to survive. What they need is help, financial assistance, drug treatment, counseling and a place to stay. Sarasota has a real homeless problem. We need to address that issue. Many are mentally challenged and cannot fend for themselves. Sarasota is an affluent town and predominantly Christian.
What the homeless need here is a little Christian compassion and help.
The police now are arresting the “Johns”, the customers who stop to pick up the working girls walking the street. If prostitution was legal, and regulated, the men would not be taking a chance with the women on the street. Why run the risk of getting robbed, or infected with AIDS if a man could safely go to a legal medically inspected and cleared prostitute? It is because it is illegal that human trafficking exists.
We learned nothing from the illegalization of alcohol or marijuana.
If you take the illegal money out of it then the “problem” is 90% solved.
As a Sarasota criminal defense lawyer, I have defended both the working girls and the “Johns”. For the men, an arrest is an embarrassing humiliating event. The female undercover cops walk 41 setting up the stings. They smile and give passing men the “eye” and encourage them to stop. Many times, it is the undercover police detective that actually does the soliciting. They initiate the conversation about money. They offer oral sex or encourage the men to come to a motel down the street.
Who is doing the real soliciting?
What crime is being solved?
The truth is that a crime is being created so an arrest can be made. We need to spend our law enforcement dollars wisely and this is a total waste of manpower and dollars.
In Polk County, right around Valentine’s day, Grady Judd and the morals police run another sting which included transmission of child pornography file images .
All of the details are not out but is looks like 19 people in the Orlando area were arrested on child pornography charges. Another 21 were sex offenders that were rearrested on technical violations like not registering an email address, not registering a screen name or some minor violation.Sex offender probation is a trap and has nothing to do with rehabilitation. All the good intentions mean nothing if the probation officer and the Sheriff’s department are looking for a technical violation. They really are out to get you, for even a minor non intentional violation. We will have to wait and see what the underlying facts are for the kiddie porn charges. I have long suspected that the police are entrapping men into sending child pornography.
I cannot believe there are 19 legitimate cases in this latest sex sting.
As a child pornography sex crime defense lawyer, over the years I have seen almost every kind of case. Many of the cases come from the peer to peer file sharing applications and the police will engage people on the Internet and may well talk them into sharing things they would never ordinarily do. Viewing child pornography does not mean that the person is a pedophile. Only a tiny percentage of the people who view child porn go on the commit an offense with a real child. It is a misconception that if a person looks at child porn, they then go on to molest a kid.
The sentences being imposed for child porn are off the charts. Men are getting more time in State prison, up to fifty years for simply looking at child porn in the privacy of their homes. You can get more time than for homicide. The prosecutors run up the guidelines by filing dozens of counts. In reality, with a single click of a mouse a person can download fifty images and face centuries in jail. The criminal justice system has gone nuts when it comes to child pornography.
It can take the form of forcible rape or simple alleged non consensual sex in a dating setting. The police routinely believe the woman. The prosecutors almost always take the side of the accuser. Many rape reports and allegations are simply false and most have an ulterior motive by the accuser.Statutory rape is having sex with an underage girl. Many times this involves a 15 year old female who was the real aggressor in a sexual situation. Many times the 15 year old lied about her age or even had a false identification. They sneak in with false identification. You may be arrested even if the girl came on to you and seemingly consented.
When it comes todate rape, some women want to blame their partners for their own indiscretion.
Women and men drink too much or abuse drugs and sex occurs. Some women will not take responsibility for their own conduct and days or weeks later claim they were drugged or the sex was non consensual. This happens all the time in the college setting. Custody disputes in divorce cases often involve allegations of underage sex. Sometimes, money is the real reason. Athletes are common targets for false allegations.As a sex crime lawyer for over thirty years,I have defended false allegations of sexual battery. These cases are defensible and a timely investigation is critical. Do not wait until you are arrested. Many times criminal defense lawyers can expose the false allegation before an arrest occurs. How to defend against a false charge
Most of the time, there is a reason for the false allegation. It can be jealousy. It can be to gain custody of the child. The accuser can be mentally unstable or it can be done to get the man out of the house. In the past, I have defended men falsely accused by women who had consensual sex and when their boyfriend finds out, claimed they were raped. Many times, the true victim is the man that is falsely accused. Teachers are accused by disgruntled students. Stepfathers are accused by stepdaughters. Even wives can accuse their husbands and former spouses of sexual abuse. Do not become a registered sex offender for life. Do not go to prison on a false charge. Call today for a free consultation at 941 366 3506 or 239 334 8890