Los Angeles Internet Sex Crimes Lawyer
Most Common Internet Sex Crimes
Internet sex crimes encompass a variety of offenses including chat room crimes, distributing or downloading child pornography, solicitation of a minors for sex acts, possession of obscene material, and cyber stalking, among others. These types of crimes may even be charged as a federal sex crime, which means penalties and punishments are more severe and harsh.
Internet Solicitation of a Minor
One of most common forms of an internet sex crime is the solicitation of a minor. This occurs when an adult uses on line sources, such as Facebook, MySpace, and message boards, with the intent purpose to meet minors and enticing them to have sex. Due to the substantial increase of this type of crime, state and federal authorities have set up sting operations. During this operation, police will pose as a minor and exchange messages with adults. If the adult request inappropriate images of the minor, or ask the minor to meet in person for any type of sexual activity, they can face criminal charges for solicitation of a minor. In some sting operations, police will actually show up at an arranged meeting place and arrest the adult when they arrive.
Legal Penalties for Solicitation of a Minor
The legal penalties for solicitation of a minor conviction in California can be harsh. If you just arranged a meeting over the internet with a minor with the intent to engage in a sexual activity, you could receive a sentence of up one year in jail and a fine up to $5,000. If you actually met the minor in person, you could receive a sentence in a state prison of up to years and ordered to pay a huge fine. It is also possible to face criminal prosecution in the other state involved in the activity.
Contact a Internet Sex Crime Attorney
With decades of combined experience in criminal law, our attorneys have seen it all as both prosecutors and defense attorneys. In order to ensure protection of your legal rights throughout all phases of your case, it is vital that you obtain the representation of a reputable and skilled internet sex crimes defense lawyer from Eisner Gorin LLP. We will guide you through the legal process with expertise and confidence. Let your lawyer speak with law enforcement officials on your behalf, do not risk the chance of incriminating yourself.
Being convicted of a state or federal internet sex crime can have far-reaching and life-altering consequences as these types of crimes carry a highly negative social stigma. People develop strong opinions even before someone is formally found guilty. In addition, there are certain sex crime convictions which also require lifetime sex offender registration. Also, there are certain types of on line sex crimes that have been extensively portrayed in the media such as luring minors.
Because of this heavy exposure in the public eye, prosecutors and law enforcement officials are looking closely at internet activity involving minors. Individuals who are accused of such conduct are prosecuted and punished harshly. Call our office today to speak with a defense attorney to discuss the details of your case. We serve clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout the United States.