When it comes to undercover prostitution operations, there is a lot of vagueness and miscommunication that can lead to unwarranted arrests. For example, a 32-year-old man recently encountered a woman on the street and after having a conversation, he was charged with patronizing a prostitute. While the man claimed that he thought he had made arrangements to go on a date, the woman, who was actually an undercover officer reported that money was offered for sexual favors. The man was obviously mortified and knew that he’d need to consult with a very skilled criminal defense attorney if he was to avoid the harsh consequences of a sex crimes conviction. This led him to the offices of Hessler Law PC for a consultation.
Once attorney Sean Hessler discussed the facts of the case with his client, it was clear that the man wanted to fight the charges and vindicate himself. To accomplish this, attorney Hessler prepared for a bench trial and argued his client’s case before a judge. Hessler contended that too much ambiguity existed during the officer’s exchange with his client and it was unclear what each party understood. Ultimately, the judge agreed and handed down a not guilty verdict, exonerating the man of any wrongdoing. With this verdict, the man was free to resume his life without a devastating sex crimes conviction.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.