Earlier this year, the media reported on the arrest of a Planet Beach employee who was accused of Sexual Battery on two customers. That individual retained Longwell Lawyers, and we issued the following statement at that time:
“Mr. Mosley is not formally charged with any crime. His arrest is based upon an unsupported claim of alleged misconduct that leaves a huge amount of room for reasonable doubt.
The entire case hinges on particular details and sequences of events that are unreliable, especially due to the fact that they were not reported simultaneously or even immediately after the alleged incident.
This country prides itself on the hard-earned freedoms its’ citizens enjoy, in part as a result of the presumption of innocence and due process afforded by the U.S. Constitution.
We ask that you respect these core values and principles by withholding judgment, at this time.”
As predicted by Longwell Lawyers, the allegations made against our client proved to be without merit. After Longwell Lawyers pointed out the problems with the allegations, the Office of the State Attorney conducted its investigation and decided not to file any charges against our client. As such, our client was completely exonerated.
While we are pleased that our client was ultimately exonerated, it is unfortunate that he had to endure the traumatic experience of being arrested on such a serious charge. Furthermore, he was publicly humiliated when his arrest was widely reported in the media. It is also the shocking truth and an unfortunate fact that an arrest of this type cannot be expunged from a record. As such, our client will have to live with the indelible stigma of this arrest, even though he did not do anything wrong. We hope this helps provide insight to all of those who are quick to harshly judge anyone who is arrested. Anyone can get arrested. It only requires the satisfaction of the very low legal threshold of “probable cause” to make an arrest. It is important that we all remember that a person truly must be presumed innocent.