Los Angeles Sexual Solicitation of A Minor Attorney
The experienced legal team at the Miranda Rights Law Firm represents individuals charged with the internet sexual solicitation of a minor in California. It’s a charge that is aggressively prosecuted by law enforcement officials in this state. Penalties include prison sentences and lifetime registration as a sex offender. If you are charged with the soliciting sex from a minor over the internet in Southern California, call the Miranda Rights Law Firm in Los Angeles as quickly as possible. You are going to need aggressive, high-quality representation from an experienced Los Angeles sex crimes defense attorney dealing in serious felony offenses.
Internet solicitation of a child in California covers two types of offenses:
- Under California Penal Code Section 272, it is unlawful to lure or attempt to lure a minor under the age of 14. Conviction can result in fines, up to one year in jail, and up to five years of probation.
- Under California Penal Code Section 288.2, it is unlawful to transmit harmful sexual material or any matter intended to sexually arouse a minor. Conviction can result in incarceration in county jail or state prison, and subsequent offenses are considered felonies.
Conviction on many sex crime charges may also result in a requirement to maintain sex offender registration. Some individuals are required to register as a sex offender for life, while others are required to register for a certain timeframe.
If you or a loved one has been charged with solicitation of a minor, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Los Angeles solicitation of a minor attorney to begin defending your rights and fighting for the best possible outcome for your case.
DEDICATED TO DEFENDING OUR CLIENTS
Having all the facts is imperative when defending against solicitation charges. Los Angeles sexual solicitation of a minor attorney Douglas Miranda, who has represented thousands of criminal defendants during his career, knows how to build a solid defense against even the most serious accusations. While no guarantee can ever be made in any particular criminal case, with the Miranda Rights Law Firm you have a legal team dedicated to keeping you or your loved one from facing a criminal conviction for the internet sexual solicitation of a minor.
SOLICITATION OF A MINOR DEFENSES
Once you meet with an experienced Los Angeles sex crimes attorney, you will have a better idea of what defense strategies will work for our case. A knowledgeable attorney will thoroughly review the details of your case and determine which strategy is best for your specific circumstances. However, there are a few common defense strategies that are frequently used by criminal defense attorneys to fight these charges.
Defendants will sometimes use the entrapment defense, arguing that they would not have committed the crime if they were not harassed and coerced to do so by law enforcement agents, often posing as minors online as part of an undercover investigation.
Another defense would be claiming that you as the defendant have been falsely accused. Perhaps the law enforcement officers or parents of the minor pressured the minor to say that you did something when it wasn’t true. Or, someone else could have been using your computer or IP address to contact a minor without your knowledge.
Sometimes, defendants are accused of soliciting a minor, however they were not aware that the person they were communicating with was under the age of 18. If you are in this situation, you will have to show by a preponderance of evidence that you had a reason to believe the person you were communicating with was over the age of 18.
To come up with a solid defense strategy, contact a knowledgeable solicitation of a minor attorney as soon as possible after you have been charged.
In certain circumstances, you may also face federal charges for sexual solicitation of a minor. You may face federal charges for this crime if you:
- Traveled between states or to a different country for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual acts with a minor;
- Knowingly bring a minor to another state or country for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual acts with him or her;
- Use the mail, Internet or any other means of interstate communication to lure, persuade, or coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity or attempt to do so; or
- Knowingly lure, persuade or coerce a minor to travel to a different state or country for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual activity, or attempting to do so.
Federal penalties are severe for sexual solicitation of a minor charges. If you use the mail, Internet or other form of interstate communication to solicit a minor, you may face a minimum of ten years in federal prison and a maximum of life in federal prison. If you travel to another state or country to engage in unlawful sexual activity with a minor, you could face up to 30 years in federal prison.
If you are convicted of any sexual solicitation of a minor charges, you will be required to register as a sex offender with the state that you currently reside in. This means that anyone—a neighbor, friend, family member, landlord or future employer—will be able to access your information and the charges against you with a simple online search. Being registered as a sex offender could harm your ability to gain employment, find housing or meet a significant other, since other people will have preconceived notions about your character based on this fact alone.
If you are facing federal charges of soliciting a minor, don’t wait another second to contact a knowledgeable and experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer.
CONTACT THE MIRANDA RIGHTS LAW FIRM
If you are charged with the sexual solicitation of a minor over the internet, put an experienced Los Angeles sex crimes lawyer to work for you. After assessing your case, Douglas Miranda will outline your legal options and begin developing the most effective possible defense. At the Miranda Rights Law Firm, we take our responsibility to our clients seriously, and we want to put our experience to work for you. If you’re facing this type of charge, you need an experienced Los Angeles sex crimes lawyer who deals in cases involving allegations of solicitation of a minor, lewd conduct, sexual assault, sexual battery and other serious sex crimes. To schedule a free case evaluation, send an email, or call 213-293-1207. Se habla español.