The Perils of Being a Stepdad

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The Perils of Being a Stepdad
We live in dangerous times when it comes to being falsely charged with a sex crime. As a sex crime lawyer I often come into contact with men falsely accused by a stepdaughter, a girlfriend’s daughter or relative seeking to break up a relationship. They become good providers, good surrogate fathers and often good stepfathers. All too often I have seen a man with good intentions, through no fault of his own, falsely accused of a sex crime by a devious young teenage girl with an out of control imagination. It is true that sometimes sex crimes occur. It is also true that often the accusations are simply false. Sadly, most of the time the special victim’s detectives blindly believe what the young woman is saying. It is a stacked deck when it comes to sex crime investigations and if you get any indication you are under investigation, you need to lawyer up ASAP. Do not try and talk your way out of the false accusation. What you say will be used and turned against you.
Being innocent is not enough. Sometimes, kids lie, not knowing how their lie or exaggeration can destroy a life. A simple arrest for a sex crime will in Sarasota County result in a high bond, often beyond reach of the average person. The child may be trying to break up the relationship. The child may be jealous and seeking her mother’s attention or may be trying to get her mom back with her biological dad. The number one reason for a false accusation is to get “attention”. When they make up a story about a “touching”, they immediately become the focus of everyone’s attention. The police treat them with kid gloves. The send they to an interview with the child protection team. The stepdad is thrown out of the house. Their mother immediately believes them and turns her rage on her partner of many years. The prosecutors here in Sarasota are mostly women and always believe the child, not matter what the evidence shows. The young girls are brought in to meetings with the prosecutors. They become the focus of everyone’s attention. It takes a highly skilled sex crime lawyer It takes a highly skilled sex crime lawyer . You have heard the saying “the truth will set you free”. The problem is that often the truth is buried and justice does not prevail. Winning becomes a priority and the truth often does not come out.
Good top quality legal representation is a must. Experience is sex crime cases is huge factor when it comes to getting to the truth. I have been defending against false accusations for over thirty years. Good investigation, good cross examination and good presentation can produce good results. If you or a loved one have been arrested in Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota or Manatee County, call me today for a free consultation in Sarasota at 941 366 3506 or Ft Myers 239 334 8890