Internet sex stings happen weekly in Florida
Charges can be:
OBSCENE COMMUNICATION USE COMPUTER SOLICIT PARENT GUARDIAN CONSENT
TRAVEL TO MEET AFTER USING COMPUTER
LEWD LASCIVIOUS BEHAVIOR – VICTIM AGE 12 TO 16
OBSCENE COMMUNICATION USE COMPUTER TO SEDUCE, SOLICIT, LURE CHILD
ABUSE OF A CHILD WITHOUT GREAT BODILY HARM
USE OF A COMPUTER TO SOLICIT A PARENT TO COMMIT SEX ACTS WITH A CHILD
TRAVELING TO SEDUCE/SOLICIT/ENTICE A CHILD TO COMMIT A SEX ACT.
TRANSMISSION OF MATERIAL HARMFUL TO MINORS (SENDER AND RECIPIENT IN STATE).
ATTEMPTED LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS BATTERY (VICTIM 12 OR OLDER LESS THAN 16).
UNLAWFUL USE OF A TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE
TRAVEL TO MEET A CHILD FOR SEX
INCLUDING CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY
USING A COMPUTER TO SEDUCE, ENTICE OR SOLICIT A CHILD AND TRAVELING TO MEET A MINOR TO ENGAGE IN UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONDUCT
Hundreds of men are arrested and accused of being potential pedophiles for supposedly soliciting children over the Internet or with smartphones. They are often charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex or transmission of indecent images. Most of these so called crimes are actually created by the police running sophisticated Internet sex stings. The police regularly entrap unsuspecting men who had no intention of having contact with a minor. The consequences of a conviction are horrible and State prison is called for under the Florida Sentencing Guidelines
Read these blogs and learn the truth about how these stings are conducted. He has been representing victims of these stings as far back as the TV show “To catch a predator”. Not all criminal defense lawyers have experience with these types of cases. If you are speaking with a defense attorney, demand a list of the sex sting clients he has actually represented. Demand to see the lawyer’s actual results. Many lawyers claim to have sex sting experience. Few actually do.
There are defenses to Sex Sting cases
There may be a good defense to your case. Every case is unique and underlying circumstances vary. Police entrapment is one of the most common. The police may have violated the law or ICAC standards and procedures. The police may have searched your home, your computer or your telephone without a search warrant. The police may have illegally accessed your computer with a secret program. The police may have tricked you into a confession. The police may have lied about the age of the chatter or sent a photograph of an adult to lure and seduce you.
When your life is at stake…..Experience, Knowledge and Dedication Counts
Call an experienced sex sting defense lawyer and an attorney who is prepared to take sex sting cases to trial if necessary. Explore all your options.