Los Angeles Chat Room Sex Crime Attorney
Information About Internet Chat Room Sex Crimes
All sex crimes, including those that originate or occur in a chat room are to be taken very seriously. The penalties for such a conviction can be harsh and life-altering and may even require you to register as a sex offender. Many chat room sex crimes involve minors. Sex crimes that occur through chat rooms include luring a minor to engage in sexual activity through a chat room, arranging a meeting through a chat room with a minor to engage in sexual activity, and sending harmful material to a minor through a chat room with the intent that the material sexually arouse the minor or appeal to the minor's sexual desires. In these types of crimes, it does not matter that you did not know that the minor status of the victim, the law requires that you take reasonable steps to ascertain the age of the person you are communicating with in a chat room.
Have You Been Charged with Committing a Chat Room Sex Crime?
Even if your case is still in the investigation stages and you have not yet been charged, it can be extremely beneficial to retain an attorney as we may be able to reduce the charges filed against you or even keep the prosecutor from filing charges at all. Pre-filing intervention has proven to be successful with many of our clients. We gather beneficial evidence and mitigating information and present this to the prosecutor in an attempt to dissuade them from filing charges or filing lesser charges than what they originally had in mind. If we cannot achieve success at this stage, We are well-equipped and skilled at defending our clients in court, in front of a
jury. Chat room sex crimes involving minors has been a major concern for law enforcement and prosecutors in recent years and has been greatly discussed and portrayed in the media in news programs. This is a crime that is taken seriously by prosecuting agencies.
Contact a Los Angeles Sex Crime Lawyer
The consequences of a sexual related criminal allegation can be devastating to your future. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you could be facing charges in a federal court. Prosecutors in sex crime cases will aggressively pursue a conviction. In any type of criminal case that is related to a sexual offense against a minor, usually the only witness in the case is the alleged victim. Our attorneys understand this and will fight tirelessly and zealously to protect your rights and your liberty in the face of such serious charges. We also understand the impact of a conviction will have on your future.
If you are facing an allegation that you were involved in a chat room sex crime, contact a Los Angeles criminal lawyer at our office right away.