Q: My cousin was charged Lewd & lascivious molestation charge in florida. I know my cousin well, and it is not in characte
What are his defense options?
How can my cousin be exonerated of these alleged accusations?
How can I help my cousin?
A: I would suggest that the first step is to retain the best lawyer you can...this will be neither an easy case nor will a good lawyer be inexpensive. My former partner in Miami is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Miami...his name is Bruce Lehr (305) 377-1777. There are numerous issues involved in these type of cases. Good Luck...
These are serious charges and require a defense tailored to your cousin’s situation. No two cases are alike. As in all cases, the burden is on the government to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt by way of testimony and evidence. As to what challenges to the evidence may be available, or what defenses may be raised, it depends upon the specific facts and circumstances of the case. In general, defense attorneys will be looking at the credibility of the witnesses, the surrounding circumstances, the physical evidence (if any) and the integrity of the investigation. There will also be a review to determine whether any of the accused’s constitutional rights were violated during the investigation.
Your cousin should consult with criminal defense attorneys regarding the details of his particular case. I wish you the best.
A: Your cousin can do nothing and put his head in the sand. Or your cousin can consult with a criminal defense lawyer experienced in this type of case. Of course, review of the accusations is important. The lawyer can recommend possible responses. Potential responses might involve a computer expert, cell phone expert or old-fashioned private investigator. The scope of defense response is informed by the nature of the allegations.
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