Has your child been notified of a sex crime because of their use of a cell phone? Almost everyone relies on a cell phone to keep in contact with their child in our busy world. There are no pay phones left, so the only way to communicate with our children is through cell phones for better or worse. Unfortunately, cell phones come with instant messaging, texting, internet access and cameras. Young teens, pre-teen and other minors who have friends, pressure from classmates or are just boyfriend /girlfriend can get in big trouble sending nude or semi-nude photos through their phones to intended and unintended recipients. The photos can be forwarded, reproduced, uploaded and sent and shared across the internet in a flash, causing much embarrassment, pain and crushing criminal liability in your sex crime case.
The Clark Law office has defended many children facing sexual crimes. Your child will need a criminal defense law firm that can understand the law and protect your child from prosecutors locked in the past that view your child as a serious felon and charge your child with crimes that carry serious prison time and life altering consequences. Prosecutors can charge your child as if he or she is a purveyor in child pornography, which for good reason is punished severely. If you hear from the school, neighbor, or from the police that your child has been involved in or is going to be charged for sexting, call The Clark Law Office immediately.
Penalty for Sending Pornographic Photos in Michigan
Your child could be charged with a 20-year felony and face fines up to $100,000 if proven to have persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced an minor to engage in sexually abusive activity. So, if a teenage boyfriend or girlfriend were to be persuaded to publish or send or share an explicit photograph to unwanted or mistaken recipient (child’s parent or teacher), what was seen as a prank or as something funny or simply just plain stupid, could result in your child being charged with a sex crime that is punishable up to 20 years in prison. Even knowingly possessing a nude photo of an under aged child can be charged as a four-year felony. Even just forwarding or sending the photo to others can be considered distribution of pornography and be charged as a seven-year felony with a $10,000.00 fine.
We will work hard to protect your child’s future. You will need an attorney and a law firm dedicated to protecting your child from being wrongfully accused and convicted and who will give it’s last fiber of being so it’s of upmost importance to prevent your child’s life from being ruined by a careless charge or a stupid mistake.
Defending Texting Charges in Michigan
Prosecutors, teachers, administrators and some parents can go overboard and want “blood”. This is not to say this is a not a serious thing or that it is not a problem, but most of these charges come about via boyfriend and girlfriend who are both young and immature and do not think about the serious consequences of their actions and how it will be perceived by adults. The Clark Law office has spent over forty years protecting the innocent and providing outcomes for young adults that will protect their repudiation and their future, so that a stupid mistake does not ruin your child’s life. Contact us today at (517) 347-6900 for completely confidential and free consultation.