Stephen Johnson is not your typical john. He was, the then, chief of the Miami Gardens Police Department when he was arrested in prostitution sting Friday ight. Johnson had answered an ad offering a threesome experience with prostitutes in neighboring Dania Beach, Fl. According to reports, Johnson had agreed to the “two girl” deal for $100. Johnson then went to a hotel in Dania Beach where he met with undercover police officers posing as prostitutes.
Johnson was then arrested for soliciting a prostitute by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked in jail and later released after he posted a bond. In addition to being arrested Johnson was immediately fired from his 165k a year job. Johnson cited the stress of the job as a reason for his arrest.
Johnson, a decorated police officer who had moved up the ranks of other departments, was hired in May to clean up the Miami Gardens Police Department. In the past the Miami Gardens Police Department has been accused of many complaints including illegal harassment.
Sex crimes are treated as serious in Florida and in Massachusetts. In addition to the potential impact a sex crime has on employment the legal penalties can be harsh. Fines, fees, probation, jail and possible registration as a sex offender are possible outcomes of a sex crime. An experienced attorney can help you get you the best outcome if you have been charged with a sex crime. A lawyer can explain the process, negotiate with prosecutor, question the evidence and argue a lesser sentence to the judge. If you have been charged with a sex crime finding an attorney to help is the first thing you should do.
Patrick Donovan is a criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan is a former prosecutor who has helped clients against accusation of sex crimes. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime whether minor or serious call for a free no obligation consultation today.