Federal Sex Sting nabs 255 Suspects

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There was a huge nationwide Federal Sex Sting that culminated in arrests all over the United States, including some arrests in Puerto Rico.  Fifty five people were arrested in Florida making it one of the principal targeted areas.  The sex sting was called ‘Operation IGuardian’ and focused on child pornography.  It targeted men who were taking pictures of children and exchanging them on the Internet.  Often the sharing of child pornography involves the use of peer to peer file sharing programs where suspects actually allow other people access to their collection by giving out passwords.  Why have the Federal authorities targeted sex crimes?  The reason is because the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are incredibly tough and if arrested by the Feds for transmitting child pornography a person faces a minimum five years in Federal prison, often more.

As a Florida sex sting lawyer I have handled cases in both the Florida State Courts and the Federal Courts.  There is a huge difference in penalties and law enforcement knows that if they file the case in Federal Court they have a tremendous advantage.  In the past, the Federal Authorities were not involved in a lot of stings.  That has all changed and now Federal Agencies are going full bore after people for possessing kiddie porn (child pornography).  They are also targeting people for traveling to meet a minor or luring a minor into traveling to meet an adult.

As a former Federal Prosecutor and 25 year veteran criminal defense attorney I can honestly tell you that if you get arrested and indicted on Federal charges you really need to mount a real credible defense or you are looking at years in prison and a lifetime of sex offender registration.  You don’t want to be labeled a child predator.

Not all criminal defense lawyers practice regularly in Federal Court.  The laws and the rules are different and the unsuspecting inexperienced lawyer has no real chance of success taking on the most powerful government on the planet.  The Feds have unlimited resources, unlimited money and unlimited manpower.  The laws and the rules are stacked in their favor and unless your lawyer knows the system you are headed for a huge problem.

If you or a loved one are under investigation for child pornography, or if an arrest is coming, call for a free consultation.  Sometimes it is possible to negotiate with prosecutors before you are charged.  If you are arrested on Federal charges you may be detained without bond.  Act now.

You can visit my web page at thesexoffenderdefender.com to review my qualifications or call me in Sarasota 941 366 3506 or in Ft. Myers at 239 334 8890

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Arrested in a Florida Sex Sting?

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Florida is leading the Country in Sex Sting arrests.  That is not because there are more pedophiles here than elsewhere.  It is because law enforcement agencies have found an easy way to pump up their statistics, generate publicity and make money.  Most of the people arrested in Polk , Seminole and Manatee County are not criminals.  They are young men that were entrapped by outrageous police conduct, typically bait and switch tactics.

If a loved one has been arrested, do not assume they are guilty.  Do not abandon them.  It is very likely that they were entrapped and lured and induced to respond to emails or texts by some slick undercover cop tolling the Internet for bored lonely men.  These cases can be defended successfully.  In Polk County that have run sting after sting luring men from all over Florida and enticing them to travel to meet a minor.  The police are not detecting crime, they are creating false arrests to make it look like they are doing their job.

The police post on adult sites like Backpage, Adam4Adam and Craigslist Casual Encounters and time after time as adults.  When they get a response they try and lure lonely men with suggestive comments or “winks” claiming that they are fourteen or fifteen.  Lonely bored young men, many time shy young men fall for this ploy.

Do not trust the fate of a love one to the public defender.  Most public defenders are overworked with an impossible caseload.  Many public defenders lack the experience in handling sex cases.  Would you want your father, your brother, your boyfriend or a loved one defended by an attorney basically doing on the job training?

How do I find the best sex sting lawyer?

No legitimate lawyer will ever claim he is the “best”.  There are some very fine criminal defense lawyers in Florida.  Not all of them handle sex cases on a regular basis.  You need to find a lawyer that has experience in defending sex cases.  Look at the attorney’s background and education.  How long has he or she been actually defending sex charges?  Beware of out of State lawyers who are really running referral services and will only take your money and then hire someone locally.  Beware of lawyers that will tell you what you want to hear to get you to hire them.  Do your homework.  Go on the Internet.  Go to the Florida Bar site and check for complaints.  It is impossible for any lawyer to represent thousands of people without someone being dissatisfied but beware of any attorney who has multiple sustained complaints.  Make sure the lawyer you hire is the one who is going to handle your case.  Not all lawyers are created equal nor is their level of experience.  Good criminal defense lawyers unfortunately are expensive.  That is because they devote enormous time and effort to presenting a successful defense.  A good example is the recent Zimmerman case.  Would a public defender have won that case?  Take the time to look into the criminal lawyers background, track record and check out his or hers reputation among his peers.  Beware of lawyers that bad mouth other lawyers.  Beware of lawyers that promise a successful result.  No reputable lawyer will do that.

offer free consultations and encourage you to compare my qualifications, experience and track record with other sex crime lawyers.

Call today for a free consultation at 941 366 3506

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