Jacksonville’s citizens sometimes, like many, make poor decisions about who they associate and what activities they participate in. However, those decisions do not mean that one should be the victim of not only the effects of the activity, but also a victim of the State’s prosecution for a crime one has already been punished enough for. One in this situation should obtain an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected.
According to the Bradenton-Herald, police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly robbed a man attempting to having sex with a prostitute at a Howard-Johnson motel in Manatee, Florida. The crime allegedly occurred after the victim hired a prostitute, had consensual sex, and subsequently was robbed by an armed man shortly after the prostitute left the motel. The victim was uncooperative with police at the time and repeatedly insisted on leaving the motel.
Jacksonville robbery crimes normally involve an unsuspecting victim; however, most robbery crimes do not normally involve someone who has just committed a crime themselves. As the economy has taken a dive, prostitution and robbery crimes have teamed up to not only trick the victim into giving money away, but also baiting a trap that not only the robber will try to benefit from, but also the State.
Many times in Jacksonville as well as other areas, when a victim is also an accused party, the victim can be caught in a never-ending rip current of bad consequences. On the one hand, if and when the police find the perpetrator of the robbery, a jury might look at the fact that the victim was engaged in illegal activity, possibly changing the outcome of the case. On the other hand, the victim is also possibly going to face negative consequences, should the State charge victim with engaging in prostitution.
Unfortunately for many accused parties in similar circumstances, what looked like a quick getaway or a change in pace is now a slow and painful process through the court system, with little hope for an entirely planned-positive future. Particularly when police or the State Attorney’s office feels that one has not been cooperative enough, as in this case, the State may threaten one with criminal charges in exchange for information more information on the other accused party.
Many times, the State does not care about whatever reason one is not willing to pursue the accused party who harmed them. In this case, many reasons might surround why the victim might not want to help the State and why the victim might not want to release his name, including work related reasons, as well as embarrassment in the victim’s home. However, the pressure from the State bearing down on a victim may be enough to break one’s spirit, causing more negative consequences.
Many times in Jacksonville, the victim is the accused, and will face an attack from all sides. Many times, it will appear as though no one is on one’s side. However, if one obtains an experienced Jacksonville robbery crimes defense attorney to fight for one’s case, one can be sure that ones’ rights and defenses are known and protected, and will be able to ensure that one can plan for a better future that will end in justice for one’s attacker, and freedom from one’s charge.
The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.
Additional Source: Man robbed at gunpoint after bringing prostitute to Bradenton motel, Herald Staff Report, The Bradenton Herald