With the growth of the internet over the past few years, allegations of computer sex crimes has grown with it. Police and other law enforcement agencies have put a tremendous amount of resources into trying to find those who commit computer sex crimes. The TX Internet Luring and Child Enticement criminal defense attorneys specialize in cases where clients have been criminally charged of using their computer and the internet to commit sex related offenses. Through our experience of representing numerous clients charged with internet luring of a child, internet sexual exploitation of a child, child enticement and other Texas sex crimes, we have seen that many people charged with, or accused of, such conduct can often be ostracized by family and friends and have very little support as they go through the judicial process. The philosophy of our computer sex crimes criminal defense attorneys is that every client should be treated with dignity and respect, and must be afforded the best criminal defense representation available, regardless of the criminal charges that they face or their guilt or innocence. Every client charged with internet luring of a child, child enticement, or internet sexual exploitation who puts their trust in lawyers will find that they are represented by an experienced and aggressive attorney who also is caring and compassionate about the anxiety and fear that they are feeling.
What is Internet Luring of a Child?
San Antonio based criminal defense attorneys specialize in internet luring of a child cases. Such charges generally mean that a person has been accused of using his or her computer and the internet to communicate sexually explicit statements, comments, or conduct to a child who is under the age of 15 years old. Texas law classifies this as a sex crime meaning that it is subject to special sentencing laws.
The sentencing for a felony criminal conviction of internet luring of a child can be severe. A lengthy jail or prison sentence is possible in aggravated situations or where the defendant has not received adequate and competent legal representation. Those who have been convicted of felony internet luring of a child and are able to avoid a jail or prison sentence will still find the potential consequences significant. In Bexar , as well as all other Texas counties, a conviction for most sex crimes, including internet luring of a child, requires the defendant to register as a sex offender. In addition, a convicted defendant will also be required to undergo a sex offense specific evaluation and treatment pursuant to Texas ‘ sex crimes statutes. An experienced criminal defense attorney specializing in internet luring of a child cases can often eliminate or reduce these potential consequences.
What is Internet Enticement and Sexual Exploitation of a Child?
Texas computer sex crime defense attorneys also specialize in cases where clients have been charged with internet sexual exploitation, or enticement, of a child. Such a charge means that a person, at least 4 years older than the victim, has invited or enticed a child under the age of 15 years old, to touch the child’s own or another person’s intimate parts while communicating by computer or internet, or, to observe the person’s intimate parts while communicating by computer or internet. Texas law classifies this as a sex crime meaning that it is subject to special sentencing laws.
The consequences for a felony conviction for internet enticement of a child can be very severe and may include a jail or prison sentence in some circumstances. In addition to a potential jail or prison sentence, a conviction for internet sexual exploitation of a child will require the defendant to register as a sex offender and undergo a sex offense specific evaluation and subsequent treatment. A knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney specializing in computer sex crimes may be able to eliminate or minimize these potential consequences.
Computer Sex Crime Criminal Defense – Experience Matters
Texas computer sex crime criminal defense attorneys specialize in internet luring, enticement, and internet sexual exploitation of child cases. Through years of experience and the representation of numerous clients facing such charges, our lawyers have learned how to investigate and defend against these types of charges. Texas sex crime law is very complex and often confusing. It is essential that you have experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense if you are facing a computer sex crime charge. In many Texas jurisdictions, the district attorneys offices have specialized prosecutors whose sole job is to convict those charged with internet luring and enticement and/or internet sexual exploitation of a child. These prosecutors know Texas law on sex crimes backwards and forwards. Your criminal defense representation must have the same knowledge and expertise so that you receive the best possible outcome.
If you have been falsely accused of a computer sex crime, your attorney will thoroughly investigate all possible defenses. Often times, this will mean that your attorney will utilize a computer forensics expert to evaluate the evidence that law enforcement has used to charge you.
If you have admitted to the charge against you, do not panic. The internet luring, enticement and internet sexual exploitation of a child criminal defense attorneys know how to guide you through the process and work with the prosecutors to negotiate a resolution that provides the best possible outcome. In this situation, your lawyer will work with you to demonstrate to the prosecutor and to the judge that a plea bargain that is beneficial to you is most appropriate. Here, we often advise our clients to go through an evaluation by a psychologist certified with the Texas Sex Offender Management Board at the outset of our representation. Often, our attorneys can use the results and recommendations from this evaluation to help us in plea bargain negotiations with the prosecution. These evaluations and recommendations are also very useful with the judge at sentencing.
Texas Computer Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Attorneys believe that it is our job to make sure our clients receive the best possible representation and that the best possible resolution is reached. If you are finding yourself accused of, or charged with, the criminal offense of internet luring of a child or internet sexual exploitation of a child in San Antonio or any other Texas jurisdiction, we understand the fear and anxiety that you are probably feeling. Please contact us for a FREE Consultation and we will schedule a time to meet with you so that we may discuss a defense strategy that will work towards a positive resolution.