Defense for rape, molestation, and pornography charges
Jerry Berry PA represents clients who have been charged with a variety of sex or sex-related crimes in Naples, Fort Myers, and the surrounding towns and counties of Southwest Florida:
- Statutory rape
- Sexual battery
- Capital sexual battery
- False imprisonment
- Procuring children for prostitution
- Selling or buying minors for sex traffic
- Lewd or lascivious offenses
- Sexual performance by or with a child
- Computer pornography
- Offender registry violations
The nature of these offenses is particularly heinous and may become complicated quickly. Even if you are being investigated for matters that may lead to a sex crimes charge in Florida, it is important to have an attorney with you during the investigation, so that you do not incriminate yourself unknowingly.
Factors to consider when you are charged with a Florida sex crime
If you are detained as part of an investigation for a sex crime in Naples, Fort Myers, or the surrounding areas, call our offices immediately before you speak to law enforcement or investigators.
Exercise your right to remain silent and your right to counsel.
Additionally, if you have been charged, there may be a strong and even dangerous reaction in your community to you. The media may bias your community against you, so that you have difficulty getting a fair trial.
You may also be subject to civil forfeiture proceedings, wherein the State of Florida tries to take personal property away from you for good, because it believes such property is attached in a certain way to the commission of a crime. This may include your computer, any luxury items that the state believes you may have used to lure a victim, cash that the state believes may be the profit from or avenue to procurement of people for sex, or other things as the State sees fit.
You are innocent until proven guilty, so make sure you hire an attorney as soon as possible when you are charged with Florida sex crimes. You deserve the protection of the law in and out of court while you are resolving your legal problem.