There has been a recent development in criminal law known as internet sex crimes. The criminal case in this area of law have been charged more and more as the internet has become more central to our lives. The old laws which are still on the books, provide for harsh penalties for possession of certain types of pornographic material. The internet has expanded the availability of illegal material and forms of illegal communication. Because of the availability of illegal sexual material on the internet you may find yourself charged with an internet sex crime when you were unaware of the download or inadvertently downloaded material. Many people believe that since that material was deleted that it is gone. This is simply not the case. Many people are charged with and wrongfully accused of internet sex crimes, when their only “crime” was to be internet stupid so to speak. If you are wrongfully accused of internet sex crimes you will need to protect yourself, your reputation, jail and fines. Our top rated and proven sex crime attorneys can help keep you out of jail.
Internet Sex Crimes Can Take Many Forms
- Solicitation of minors can happen in chat-rooms or via text messaging
- Prostitution solicitation by internet
- Child pornography
- Lewd behavior or exposure
- Text messaging, instant messaging, or by video stream
Many people have been wrongfully convicted of internet sex crimes and our appellate team can help you overturn your conviction or expunge your sex crime conviction.
Michigan Child Pornography
A possession of child pornography either by photos, in a magazine, on your phone, or on your computer is a crime. In Michigan, possession of child pornography is a 4-year felony with a $10,000 fine and possible sex list registration. Possession of child pornography is the knowing possession of the material and the person knew or should have known that the person depicted in the materials were under the age of 18. Just an allegation of this type of crime can be devastating to your reputation and to your personal and professional life. Distribution of child pornography is punished at higher level than possession. Distribution is a 7-year felony with a $50,000 fine. If you are charged with such a crime you will need legal representation of the highest order to help you prove your innocence. Give us a call so we can start your defense now.
Solicitation of Sex by Internet
Simply because you are on the internet and the “other person” you allegedly solicited is miles away and often does not exist in reality does not prevent you from being charged, put in the news, put in jail and fined. Many cases are brought by police who are on fictitious web sites and even allure people into the solicitation. Many of the tactics utilized by the police are unethical, can infringe on your rights to privacy and in some instances can be considered entrapment. Your freedom, your representation, and your constitutional rights need to be upheld by experienced criminal attorneys at The Clark Law Office. Give us a call for a free consultation.
Defending internet crimes when defending an internet crime, you will need a team of attorneys that not only knows the law but a team that has extensive knowledge of the internet and how it really works. The Clark Law Office has at its fingertips the knowledgeable experts in the internet along with its extensive knowledge of the law and dedication to zealously and aggressively finding all the facts that will make a difference in your defense. The Clark Law Office for four decades has successfully defended and provided great results for their clients. The internet is rapidly changing so is the law and so is law enforcement. You will need an attorney that is in the forefront of the knowledge of the internet and the law. Do not delay, if you are charged or accused call immediately for your free consultation.