Internet Sex Crimes and Their Consequences

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 6:00 pm    

Tennessee Appellate LawyerCyber sex crimes are being investigated and aggressively prosecuted at an increasing rate. The consequences for a conviction can follow a defendant for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one face imminent charges, contact an experienced Nashville internet sex crimes attorney as soon as possible.

Cybercrimes Involving Sex

Sex-related cybercrimes can come in many forms. Most often, suspects can face charges for distributing child pornography or luring a minor into a sexual situation by use of the internet. Social media is often used in both circumstances. As a Nashville internet sex crimes attorney can explain, in the case of child pornography, a suspect can be charged for even sending child pornography to another person. The charge can also result from one minor sending sexually explicit pictures of themselves to another minor. Depending on the severity of the charge, an individual convicted of an internet sex crime may face felony penalties and be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his or her life.

Building a Defense Strategy

It’s important to contact a Nashville internet sex crimes attorney as soon as you can. Your attorney can carefully circumspect the process by which law enforcement collected evidence against you. For certain items, the police are required to obtain a proper warrant before being able to conduct a lawful search. This can apply to phone and computer hard drive data. Your lawyer will be looking to ensure that law enforcement did not exceed the scope of their warrant. Additionally, your attorney can review the specific charges against you probing for weaknesses in the prosecution’s ability to prove any legal requirements for a conviction. If appropriate, your attorney can discuss your options for seeking to have certain evidence suppressed. Your attorney can also communicate with the prosecuting attorney on your behalf and explore the possibility of a plea bargain or dismissal.

To speak to a skilled Nashville criminal attorney about charges you face, contact the offices of Horst Law. To make an appointment for a consultation, call (615) 403-2971.