Anthony G. Ryan is an experienced sex crimes attorney in Sarasota, Florida. He has personally handled many sex cases over his twenty year career as a criminal defense lawyer, including rape, sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation, unlawful sexual activity with a minor, sex sting cases and possession of child pornography. Sex Crimes are one of the most difficult types of cases to defend, because of the stigma associated with these types of allegations and the severe prison sentences that often result upon conviction. However, Mr. Ryan works with his clients to develop a custom strategy tailored to fit the unique facts of your case. Whether the strategy involves trying to convince the state to not file charges, amending or reducing the charges, or preparing the case for trial, rest assured that Sarasota Sex Crimes attorney Anthony G. Ryan will guide you through this very trying time.Sometimes a Good Offense is the Best Defense!
When it comes to a sex crime allegation, sometimes the best defense is a good offense. If you or someone you know has been contacted by a detective or law enforcement officer and identified as a target of a criminal investigation, consider yourself lucky. This is the time to hire an attorney who has experience dealing with detectives and the state attorney’s office prior to arrest. Anthony G. Ryan is a Florida Bar, Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer in Sarasota who has experience dealing with sex offense investigations.
One of the first things Mr. Ryan will do, after speaking with you in detail, is conduct his own investigation. He will personally call the detective handling the case in order to learn the exact nature of the allegations and gather as much information as possible about the criminal complaint. Then, depending on the facts of your case, he may hire a private investigator or have his client take a private polygraph examination to try and convince the state that no crime was committed. Although polygraph examinations are not admissible in court, the state attorney’s office and law enforcement will often take them into consideration, especially in cases that involve “he said, she said” types of complaints.
Mr. Ryan will also discuss whether or not to waive your right to remain silent and speak to law enforcement during a criminal investigation. Rest assured that when you hire Bradenton and Sarasota sex crime attorney Anthony G. Ryan you have an experienced advocate in your corner who will plan and implement a strategy tailored to the specific facts of your case. Call now, if you or someone you know has been contacted by law enforcement about a sex offense before it is too late.The Potential Penalties of a Sexually Motivated Crime can be Severe
The potential penalties of a sexually motivated offense can be severe and affect you for the rest of your life. Prison sentences for certain sex crimes can be up to life in prison, and any conviction or plea agreement to a sex crime can result in being placed on the sex offender registry for the rest of your life. Florida has some of the most severe laws in the United States when it comes to sex crimes and mandatory sex offender registration. Don’t take chances if you have been accused of a sex crime, travelling to meet a minor or any other type of sexually motivated offense contact Anthony G. Ryan today for a free, confidential consultation today.Traveling to Meet a Minor and Entrapment
Attorney Anthony G. Ryan has experience defending people accused of traveling to meet a minor for sex in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. Mr. Ryan has been successful in having charges dismissed for one of his clients by asserting an entrapment defense. Attorney Ryan was able to uncover questionable police tactics where investigators used pictures of an adult woman as bait in internet ads on adult-dating web sites to hook unsuspecting, innocent people looking for a date. Then once the innocent person begins to speak with what he thinks is an adult, the law enforcement officer posing as the woman in the advertisement does the “switch” and claims to be under age. All while continuously turning the conversation towards sex and setting up an in-person meeting. You can read about these so called “to catch a predator” stings here where attorney Ryan was interviewed about his experience with a traveling to meet a minor for sex case where he convinced the judge to dismiss the charges.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for traveling to meet a minor for sex in Sarasota or Bradenton call Anthony G. Ryan, an experienced sex crime attorney today.