Skilled, Aggressive Defense Against Damaging Allegations
The mere allegation of a sex crime can brand you as a sexual predator or deviate, with serious implications for your family life, friendships and employment. A conviction for a sexual offense may mean prison time, plus the stigma and burdens of registering as a sex offender for many years to come.
Steven Wetter Attorney at Law, P.A., provides skilled and aggressive defense for any sex offense. We know how to deconstruct the prosecution’s case to give you the best chance of moving forward with your life without the felony record and sex offender label, or to limit the criminal penalties and consequences.
We understand what’s at stake. Contact our Fort Myers sexual assault defense lawyer for a free consultation after an arrest or questioning about a sex crime in Lee County or Charlotte County.
Experienced Sex Crime Defense By A Former Prosecutor
Steven H. Wetter has practiced in criminal defense in the Fort Myers area for over 20 years.
Before private practice, Steven Wetter spent six years as an assistant state attorney in Tampa. He has extensive experience with sex offense cases, including jury trials and successful motions to suppress evidence.
As a former Florida prosecutor, he knows how the state builds its complaint — and how to pull apart a seemingly solid case. He examines every facet for opportunities to challenge the allegations: physical evidence, witness statements, victim descriptions and accounts, searches and seizures, and arrest procedures.
For example, we represented a man caught up in an Internet chat room sting conducted by law enforcement in conjunction with Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” program. Where other defendants rushed to enter guilty pleas, Mr. Wetter got the charges against his client dismissed completely after discovery revealed serious errors in the evidence.
Mr. Wetter has handled every category and every level of sex crime allegations, including:
- Sexual battery or rape
- Date rape and attempted sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Lewd and lascivious conduct (child molestation)
- Soliciting minors on the Internet
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Exposure, offensive touching and other sex offenses
We have also been successful in negotiating favorable outcomes when our clients are truly boxed in by a compelling case. Our goal is to knock serious felony charges down to lesser offenses and to help our clients avoid sex offender registry if possible, especially in cases where the person poses zero threat to the larger population, such as consensual acts between teenagers.