April 19, 2012
Whittel & Melton, LLC 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) – Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys
A 28-year-old Fort Lauderdale man was arrested Sunday after a witness allegedly saw the man having sex with a dog named Mimi.
According to a police report, the witness apparently viewed the man penetrating the dog’s backside with his penis. The witness claims the dog was “whimpering in pain” when it was taken away from the man.
The man is accused of trying to evade arrest by spinning away from police as they walked him towards the patrol car.
He is charged with having sexual contact with animals, causing cruel death, pain or suffering to an animal and resisting arrest without violence. He was transported to Broward County Jail with bail set at $12,500.
The man is originally from Guatemala and is currently being held for investigation by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
The man appeared before a judge on Monday where he was almost denied bond.
Due to the nature of certain sexual allegations, many sex crimes cases end up receiving unavoidable public attention. Additionally, police and prosecutors often employ aggressive tactics to obtain a conviction. All of this can be extremely overwhelming and make it seem impossible to successfully defend yourself against sexual accusations. However, being arrested or charged with a sex crime does not mean a conviction is inevitable. You do have legal rights, including the right to tell your side of the story. The only way to give yourself the best opportunity to achieve a positive outcome is to enlist the help of a Florida Sex Crimes Lawyer.
A sex crime conviction is not only serious, but can deliver life-changing consequences. A sex crime conviction could mean you have to register as a sex offender for life, which can effect where you live and work. Depending on the seriousness of your charges you may face the following penalties:
- Felony or Misdemeanor Charges
- Incarceration in State Prison
- Heavy Fines
- Victim Restitution
- Mandatory Counseling
- Community Service
- Mandatory Rehabilitation
If you are accused of any type of sex crime, it is very important to seek the legal counsel and representation of a Florida Sex Crimes Lawyer. An investigation into the charges against you must be performed immediately in order to gather evidence that may clear your good name. The Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are devoted to establishing your innocence and defending your rights, reputation and freedom. We can begin a separate investigation of your case right away and challenge the prosecution’s findings as well as negotiate to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed entirely.
If you or someone you love has been wrongfully accused of any type of sex crime in Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or reach us statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).