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What Are Internet Sex Crimes?
There are a large number of crimes that are considered internet sex crimes under California law. These charges can carry a wide variety of penalties. The severity of the charge often depends on the age of the victim and the charges filed against you. Sex crimes against minors often receive a far more severe punishment.
Internet sex crimes can include:
- Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Minor
- Distribution of Child Pornography
- Child Exploitation
- Child Molestation
- Harmful Matter Sent to Seduce a Minor
- Internet Solicitation of a Minor for Sex
- Arranging to Meet with a Minor for a Lewd Purpose
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Solicitation of a Prostitute
- Indecent Exposure
Often, you will be charged with multiple charges, increasing the available penalties and the chances that you will be convicted. An experienced sex crime defense lawyer can help you tackle your charges, and should provide an in-depth knowledge of ways to diminish your penalties or defeat your charges completely.
Online Sexual Predators & Luring Minors
The most severe penalties are often given to those who have been convicted of using the internet to lure children for sexual purposes. The prosecution for these crimes is exceedingly harsh, due to the nature of the crime and the age of the victim. If you are charges with a sex crime involving minors, you can expect to face strict sentences. These crimes may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, but overzealous prosecutors may push for the strongest possible sentence.
Defense of Internet Sex Crimes
In cases involving internet sex crimes, most of the evidence will frequently come from the accused’s hard drive and online activity. While files and records can be deleted, they can never be completely erased. A prosecutor can recover information from your computer, browsing history, messages, and other data that can be extremely damaging to your case. Your attorney needs to be prepared to tackle any evidence that may be used against you, and have a strategy for every possibility.
Internet sex crimes can be difficult to trace, as they leave no DNA or have no eyewitnesses. The prosecution may be able to demonstrate that your was your computer or internet connection used to commit the crime, but they may have a far more difficult time proving that you were the person behind the keyboard when the crime was committed.
The prosecution must prove that you willingly and knowingly committed the crimes you were charged with. Your attorney may be able to successfully argue that the minor involved misrepresented themselves and that you were unaware of their true age. They may also argue entrapment, if you were arrested as part of a sting operation. They may also defend you by arguing that you did not knowingly download illegal content or that you were hacked or sent the content without your knowledge.
Many innocent people are accused of internet sex crimes. Skilled sex crime defense lawyers can help build a defense that can help these people to defeat their charges. Your attorney should investigate the incident and expose the weaknesses of the case against you. Together you and your lawyer can develop a strategic approach to defeat your charges and help you protect your rights and your freedom.
Begin Your Defense with a Modesto Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer - (209) 326-1533
Internet sex crimes are increasing, and law enforcement is working harder than ever to crack down on the trend. Often, local law enforcement officers and federal agents will set up sting operations to catch individuals who have used the internet to engage in illegal sexual conduct. If you are arrested for an internet sex crime, your freedom, reputation, and future are at stake. Our Modesto sex crime attorney can offer you formidable, aggressive defense to protect your rights.
Because of the consequences of these crimes, we will use every tool at our disposal to challenge the prosecutions claims. From evaluating the collection of evidence to using forensic investigator to analyze the evidence, we will go the extra mile to support your case. Your rights should remain intact throughout your case, and we are committed to ensuring that your constitutional rights are respected and honored. Prosecutors will work hard for your conviction, but you can trust that we will work even harder to protect your interests.
We know that your arrest may not happen during business hours, which is why we staff our office day and night to ensure that there is someone to answer your call. We can be reached 24/7 for assistance or to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.
Contact the Law Offices of Mark Girdner today by calling (209) 326-1533.