It can be difficult to know whom you are talking with in a chat room. Often, people who pose as young singles may be undercover law enforcement officers or federal agents who set up stings for alleged "internet predators." If you have been arrested for an Internet sex crime, be it possession of child pornography or solicitation of prostitution, it is imperative that you retain the help of a Phoenix criminal defense attorney from Suzuki Law Offices as soon as possible.
We defend clients against all types of internet sex crime charges, which includes:
- Possession of child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor in a chat room
- Solicitation of prostitution
- Internet advertising for prostitution
- Distribution of child pornography
- Cyberstalking, such as making unwanted sexual advances
- Sexting with minors
- Sextortion (blackmailing someone with nude photos)
Some internet sex crimes can also be prosecuted as federal offenses, so you may be facing serious penalties if you are convicted.
Search and Seizure of Computer Files
The Internet isn't as private as it may seem. People think that they are doing things confidentially. Many even delete their browser histories. However, computers can retain records of Internet activity much longer than most people think. When law enforcement seizes your computer records, they have a broad power to search them for child pornography and chat room conversations. Oftentimes, computers that are seized are not returned until after the court case has concluded.
Arrested for Solicitation of a Minor in a Chat Room?
The internet has evolved so much since its creation that it's hardly recognizable. But one thing hasn't been improved: It's still incredibly difficult to tell who you are actually chatting with in Internet chat rooms. Because of this, it is not uncommon for adults to discover that they have been spending their time chatting with someone who is actually underage.
At Suzuki Law Offices, we represent people who have been accused of solicitation of a minor in a chat room. These cases can be exceptionally difficult, but we are well-prepared. Using years of experience as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys, we have experience handling sex crime cases of varying complexities and help you work toward a favorable result.
Penalties for Internet Sex Offenses
The penalties can vary greatly depending on the type of offense and the extent of it. The most common penalties for this type of offense include jail time, monetary fines, and registration as a sex offender. On top of the criminal penalties, you may also face negative effects on your reputation and employability.
Discuss Your Case with Our Phoenix Sex Crime Attorneys
At our criminal defense law firm in Phoenix, we treat all of our clients with professionalism and respect. For our legal team, respect means honesty. We are honest with clients about the consequences they face. We tell them up front what the likely outcome of sex crime charges may be, and we help them understand the best strategies for a favorable outcome.
At Suzuki Law Offices, our criminal defense lawyers do everything in our power to reduce the consequences of a sex crime arrest. We work tirelessly to help you come out of your charges with positive results. To get started, protect your rights by calling our defense team for a free and confidential case consultation.
Arrested for an internet sex crime? Call Suzuki Law Offices at (602) 842-6762 for an aggressive defense!
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