The Internet can sometimes give a false sense of security when it comes to sex crimes. It can be (seemingly) anonymous and confidential when you’re sitting behind a computer screen. However, sex crimes are perpetrated on the Internet every day. Any form of sex crime that is committed on the Internet is considered an Internet sex crime. Sex crimes can also be committed via texting, emailing, or using social media applications.
Many Internet sex crime investigations target people who share photos or information of a sexual nature without consent, engage in sexual exchanges with minors, or possess or distribute child pornography.
The punishment for Internet sex crimes can be harsh. Possession of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison. It is a felony charge and can mean as many as 25 years in jail and fines up to $100,000. Further, all people found guilty of child pornography crimes are required to register as sex offenders.
The attorneys at Tracey Wood and Associates believe that allegation of an Internet sex crime does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted. We have successfully defended sex crime cases including Internet sex crimes. The best strategy to clear your name of charges is to reach out to an attorney immediately after being charged. That way your lawyer can get a full understanding of the case as quickly as possible. The attorneys at Tracey Wood will work to understand your case and construct a defense that explains your side of the story.
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