It is critical that you speak with an experienced defense attorney before saying anything to police officers or investigators alleging Internet-related sex crimes.
It's entirely possible that you were not aware of possessing child pornography or disseminating obscene matter.
Screen shots from chat room sessions saved on your computer, or video recordings of unlawful sex acts sent through email or shared through a peer-to-peer network, are just two examples of seemingly minor offenses that can result in criminal charges.
Consequences of conviction can include: In other cases, we represent clients who did commit the crime for which they are accused.
However, it's often very difficult for the prosecution to prove its case against our clients.
We are often able to settle cases out of court with minimal publicity and consequences for our clients because the burden of proof is high, and we are always prepared to defend our clients aggressively at trial.
In some cases, negotiating a plea agreement is in your best interest.We have successfully reduced charges to allow our clients to avoid a jail or state prison sentence and to avoid SORB registration.If you are the subject of charges or an investigation, law enforcement agents have likely been building a case against you for a long time before they raid your home or office and confiscate your computer hardware and other electronic devices.Chat rooms and peer-to-peer networks are self-monitoring, and they will report any potential violations involving sex crimes to law enforcement immediately upon its discovery.The IP addresses can also be reported immediately to state and federal authorities, who also have agents monitoring the activity on such sites.Monitoring of sites like Omegle, Chatroulette, Chatrandom and Dirty Roulette are very common.