Date Rape….or is it really?

State and Federal Sex Crime Criminal Defense
Sarasota: 941-366-3506
Lee County: 239-334-8890

January 2017

Single men live in dangerous times.

A hookup on the Internet can end up with an arrest for date rape when the sex was absolutely one hundred percent consensual. There is a double standard. Most detectives start their investigation assuming that the woman is telling the truth. They believe that the man has to prove he is innocent. I am handling more and more cases recently where a woman, the next day, makes a false accusation. Two people may get stone drunk and end up having sex. Detectives assume it is the man’s fault and he should know better than to have sex with an intoxicated woman. What happened to “equality” and “women’s rights”. Who is to say that it was not the woman taking advantage of the man? When it comes to sex, people should take responsibility for their own actions and bad choices.

January 2017

Single men live in dangerous times.

A hookup on the Internet can end up with an arrest for date rape when the sex was absolutely one hundred percent consensual. There is a double standard. Most detectives start their investigation assuming that the woman is telling the truth. They believe that the man has to prove he is innocent. I am handling more and more cases recently where a woman, the next day, makes a false accusation. Two people may get stone drunk and end up having sex. Detectives assume it is the man’s fault and he should know better than to have sex with an intoxicated woman. What happened to “equality” and “women’s rights”. Who is to say that it was not the woman taking advantage of the man? When it comes to sex, people should take responsibility for their own actions and bad choices.

If the man secretly drugs her with a date rape drug, that is different. But if they are both drinking or stoned, why is it the man’s fault? I have had cases where both parties were so drunk that neither one can remember what they did or didn’t do. If two people meet at a singles bar and end up sleeping together, why is it that everyone assumes that it is the man’s fault. The real problem arises with age. More and more teenagers are having sex at an even earlier age. High school kids now are having sex. Middle school kids sometimes engage in sex. If your son is accused by another teenager it is a problem. The police assume it is the boys fault and many times, that is simply not true. Young women (teenage girls) do in fact seduce boys their age. They send them texts with sexually explicit pictures of their boobs and sometimes their vagina. Girls do chase boys and to assume that is the boys fault is a mistake. The police and the prosecutors should keep an open mind. As a criminal defense lawyer, in defending a false sex crime arrest, it is critical to preserve the texts and Facebook chat. The woman or girl may erase it, so getting to it early is critical. The same goes for adults. Here in Sarasota, there are some predatory women that hang out at some of the high end bars. Getting “shaken down” for money after a night of consensual (or you thought so) sex can happen. Married men are particularly susceptible to blackmail. I defended a man once that had sex with a young woman, an adult. The mother contacted him later claiming the girl was underage and shook him down for thousands before he came to me. It was an Internet based shakedown from one of the Craigslist dating hookups.
If you are falsely accused…and need help…Give me a call at 941 366 3506

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