Suspected Internet Sex Sting in Ft Myers or Cape Coral

There has been no official announcement but every indication is that there has been a recent Internet Sex Sting in Lee County.

Many times the police delay announcing arrests to keep the sex sting operation a secret.

Recently, in Bradenton, they held all the people arrested in one cell unit and denied them an opportunity to use a telephone to call relatives or a lawyer. That may be what is happening in Lee County. The stings are getting more sophisticated and the police no longer rely on ads posted on or Craigslist. That may be what is happening in Lee County. The stings are getting more sophisticated and the police no longer rely on ads posted on or Craigslist For example, if you have a profile on and you are looking for an adult female between 18 and 24, you may get a hit or a response from an undercover detective. When you return the contact, if it is police sting operation, the responder may say something like “I hope you are not mad at me, I am really only 14”. The police will then go on the try and talk you into traveling to meet them with suggestive comments hinting at sex. The best way to not get arrested is to not commit a crime.  As an Experienced Sex Crime Law Firm with attorneys that have years of experience,
Here are a few important rules to follow:

Never chat with a minor on the Internet, about anything.

Never, no never, travel to meet a minor, even out of curiosity.

Never, no never, send a sexually explicit pic to a minor.

Demand proof of age for any consensual sexual encounter.

You can believe nothing when it comes to the Internet

If a son, brother, father or friend or relative has been arrested….Do not give up hope. We may be able to get the bail bond reduced or more importantly keep your loved one from becoming a registered sex offender for life.
If you made a bad decision, do not make another one by talking to the police. Call us first or let us talk to your loved one in the jail.

Click the Links Below or call the Number Shown or visit the Criminal Defense office nearest you:

Ft Myers Lehigh Cape Coral Pine Island Sanibel Naples 239-334-8890 Sean O’Halloran office: 2257 Cleveland Ave Ft Myers Fl 33901

Punta Gorda Port Charlotte North Port Placida Boca Grand Desoto 941-639-6009 Andrew Banyai office: 214 Wood Street Punta Gorda Fl 33950

Sarasota Manatee Palmetto St Pete Clearwater Venice Englewood 941-366-3506 Peter Aiken office: 2060 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, Fl 34237

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Ft Myers Online Child Sex Sting June 21st 2016

Should I sell my AR-15?

Attorney Peter D Aiken Ft. Myers 239-334-8890
Attorney Peter D Aiken
Ft. Myers 239-334-8890

Did you know that the AR-15 is the number one selling rifle in the United States?

Every time there a mass shooting the rumor of regulation or banning AR-15s fuels a run up in the market price of this gun. My prediction is that ultimately, assault rifles are going to be regulated. They will not ban them, but there may well be registration and regulation in the form a tax like the present one on silencers and machine guns. It is hard to make an argument that the average family needs an assault rifle for home protection. For home protection, all you need is a good old fashioned pump shotgun, like a Remington 870. I have seen prices skyrocket and plunge on assault rifles depending on which way the political winds are blowing.

As a Ft. Myers criminal defense lawyer, over the years I have handled all types of firearms violations. Silencers are an instrument of death. Silencers are an instrument of death. I have heard Federal judges say this handing out ten year sentences. I have seen Federal Courts hand out stiff sentences for machine guns. If the Government can regulate silencers and machine guns, it is only a matter of time until you get similar regulation of assault weapons. There really is no hunting application for an AR-15. Do you really need an assault rifle to shoot a defenseless deer or wild pig? My prediction is that regulation and registration is coming, and coming soon.

Personally, I would rather see more focus on dealing with the deranged and mentally ill. Most of the mass shooting have been committed by young white males, not Islamic terrorists. The Sandy Hook shooter had his mother buy the guns for him. Things are tough in America. Guns are everywhere. The problem with having gun free zones is that when some crazy person gets inside, no one can defend themselves. Imagine how things may have been different at the “Pulse” if a few of the patrons or at least the security people had been armed. We need to strike a balance in this country between reasonable regulation and outright banning of guns. Too many people are dying each day in our society and there has to be some compromise on this issue.

If you have a firearms charge or have been charged with a crime involving a gun and you need and experienced criminal defense lawyer call 239 334 8890 for a confidential consultation.

Sex Sting Running in Ft. Myers June 2016?

Aiken and O’Halloran SW Florida Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys Ft Myers 239-334-8890 Sarasota 941-366-3506 All Counties in Florida: 941-366-3506

It has been about two months since the Sex Sting in Sarasota and generally these things come in threes.

If you live in Ft. Myers (Lee County) and you are an adult looking to hook up with another consenting adult, under no circumstances be tempted by anyone pretending to be underage.

It is against the law to engage in sex with a minor.
It is against the law to send obscene pics (dick pics) to a minor.
The best way to not get arrested is to not commit a crime.

The undercover police detectives often troll the Internet posing as adults. When men respond they will often then pretend to be an underage girl (or boy) saying something like “I am only 14, is that a problem”. Many men out of pure curiosity will continue to chat never intending to hook up. If you even chat with a minor, you put yourself at great risk. Many of the men arrested in the various sex stings never were not even remotely looking for a child. Most men end up getting entrapped by detectives who are good at convincing men to do something they never intended to do. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

There are no real 14 year old girls or boys out there on Craigslist Casual Encounters, or any of the other social media sites looking for someone to “teach” them anything.

As a sex sting lawyer, I have seen the chats is over fifty cases. In all of them the police start off pretending to be an adult. Never once have I seen them post as a minor. The police are also using the phone applications that match up people. You may get a “wink” from someone in response to one of your posts and then later learn that the person is supposed to be a minor.
Isn’t it a shame that the police are not trolling the Internet for terrorists, ISIS sympathizers or some other whacko that is a real danger to the public? Terrorist shoot back and it is much easier to create a crime than prevent one.
The best way not to need a sex crime lawyer is to not fall for police entrapment techniques.

Never chat with a minor.
Never text with a minor.
Never under any circumstances travel to meet a minor oruse the Internet to solicit a minor for sex.

If you have a bad feeling about something walk away. Over and over I meet clients who in the chats say something like “are you sure you are not a cop”. It is incredible how many people believe the police have to truthfully answer that question. Duh….Why do you think they call them undercover cops? If a relative or friend gets busted and arrested for an Internet sex crime and you want to talk to a defense lawyer who has handled over thirty of these cases feel free to call for a free confidential consultation at 941 366 3506 in Sarasota (available 24/7) or 239 334 8890 in Lee

We are NOT here to judge you…We are here to DEFEND you

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Probation Violations on the Rise in Ft. Myers

Sean C. O'Halloran 239-334-8890
Sean C. O’Halloran

More and more people are having to deal with being arrested for minor technical probation violations.

In theory, probation should be a step towards rehabilitation. It should be used as a second chance in criminal cases, a chance for people to avoid jail and get their life back on track. This is particularly true when people have a drug problem and their arrest was for possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine or possession of meth. Many people develop an addiction and then because of that addiction end up being arrested for some other crime, a crime that only fueled the addiction.
If you are on probation and are still using, you put yourself at great risk.

If you were lucky enough to get pre-trial diversion in your case, and still continue to smoke weed or use drugs, chances are you are going to end up getting violated. As a former prosecutor, I can tell you that many times probation is just a trap. Prosecutors, often, if they have a weak case, will offer probation just to “move the case”. They will particularly do this if they think you have a high chance of reoffending. Unfortunately, some probation officers are just looking for some reason to violate you and will jump on any opportunity to put you in jail. The fact is that probation officers are underpaid and overworked and try and find any way to reduce their caseload.
Our Ft. Myers criminal law office has defended numerous probation violation hearings. The State has to prove that the violation is both substantial and willful. If we get involved before you are rearrested we can often get the situation worked out before a warrant is issued. If you or a loved one have been arrested on a violation, it is critical that you get a good lawyer before your hearing. There are alternative to going to County Jail or State prison. We may be able to get you reinstated or get you placed on drug offender probation or house arrest instead of jail.

If a husband, wife, son or daughter has been arrested for a probation violation call us today and we can look into the case and give you a heads up on your alternatives.

Do not wait until the day before the violation hearing. Call Sean C. O’Halloran an experienced Florida probation violations attorney at 239 334 8890 for a free consultation.

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