Internet Solicitation Of A Minor
Internet solicitation of a minor is a serious online sex crime that can carry severe penalties. It involves an adult contacting a minor (a person under the age of 18) with the intent to engage in sex. Many people are charged with this crime after chatting or otherwise communicating online with detectives who are pretending to be teenagers or children. Even if no meeting or sexual activity takes place, the basis of the crime is the intent to have sex with an underage person.
The law office of Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, in Warrenton, Virginia, provides skilled and experienced criminal defense services to clients throughout Northern Virginia who are facing Internet sex charges. We will investigate your circumstances and make certain every legal defense is explored without judgment.
The Consequences Of A Solicitation Conviction
Virginia prosecutors are aggressive in pursuing those accused of sex crimes involving children. If you are convicted of internet solicitation of a minor, you face jail time and long-term registration as a sex offender, which can affect every aspect of your life. For this reason, it is important to have an experienced defense attorney on your side.
How we can help: In Internet solicitation cases, our attorneys start by conducting a thorough investigation of the matter. Then, based on the facts of your case and the prosecution’s evidence, we will work aggressively on your behalf to defend you against the charges.
If you have been charged with an Internet sex crime, we will talk to potential witnesses, review evidence (which can include extensive chat room or social media transcripts and other records that may reveal discussions about age), conduct research, and sometimes work with technology experts and others. Our attorneys will gather as much information as possible in order to prepare an appropriate defense, which will often involve exploring whether entrapment by law enforcement officers was a factor in charging you.
Contact Us Today To Schedule A Free Initial Consultation Without Any Obligation
Contact the law office of Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, today for a free consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. You can reach us by calling 540-254-0757 or by sending us an email. Having represented clients in more than 100 felony trials since 1990, we are prepared to fight hard for your rights.