The police want to talk to me…What should I do?

OFFICES: FT MYERS 239-334-8890 PUNTA GORDA 941-639-6009 SARASOTA 941-366-3506
OFFICES:
FT MYERS
239-334-8890
PUNTA GORDA
941-639-6009
SARASOTA
941-366-3506

If you think you are under investigation for a crime, the last thing you want to do is make some admission that fills in the blank and gets you arrested. If you have been accused by a stepdaughter, a grandchild, a relative or a neighbor of some type of sex crime, you absolutely should not make a statement without talking to a criminal defense lawyer. If you are a teacher or day care worker and find out a false accusation has been made accusing you of an improper touching, a lewd act or some type of sexual battery, call immediately. We live in a world where false accusations are common. If you are a doctor, a massage therapist, a physical therapist or someone in a profession that involves “touching” another person, you are at risk of being falsely accused. There are lawyers that make a living making claims against massage therapists and doctors.

Often, money is the real reason for the false accusation.

If you are involved in a divorce or custody dispute, you may find yourself falsely accused by a mother and child. An arrest gets you thrown out of the house and puts you behind the eight ball in the civil Court. As a sex crime lawyer, I have found that about half of all sex crime accusations are false or exaggerated. Teenage girls have vivid imaginations and are highly manipulative. This is true when it comes to stepdads and mother’s new boyfriend. Teenage girls know how to break people up. Many times, good investigation and early intervention can prevent a false charge from being filed. Do not wait until you are arrested. If you get even a hint you are under investigation for a sex related crime, call immediately for a free consultation.
If you have been on the Internet and someone sends you a naked pic and later claims to be a minor, chances are it is a scam.

There is a scam running now on the dating sites like Craigslist.com where people pose as an adult, and then after exchanging sexually explicit pics, claim to be a minor.

If you get a text, email or call from someone claiming to be a detective, chances are it is part of this scam. They will offer to resolve the case for money. They may claim you are part of some Internet sex sting. This is not the way the real stings work. It is a scam for money. If you have questions, call the Sarasota Office 941 366 3506  Ft. Myers Office 239-334-8890 or Punta Gorda 941-639-6009 for a free consultation

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