Being Accused Of Internet Sex Crimes Is A Very Serious Claim. Don’t Put Your Freedom At Risk.
Internet sex crimes can affect victims of all ages including children and adults. The federal government is extremely aggressive when it comes to internet crimes involving child pornography or using the web to solicit minors for sex.
Today, there are approximately 59 federal task forces charged with investigating sex crimes. Three, of which, operate in Florida. Their role includes investigating the online exploitation of children and distribution of child pornography. These task forces frequently use undercover officers who misrepresent themselves as underage boys and girls in order to attract predators. Platforms such as Facebook and various chat rooms are patrolled to catch criminals.
If you have been arrested for an internet sex crime or if you feel you are being investigated for an internet sex crime, you should seek immediate legal assistance. The Law Office of William B. Bennett can help you maintain your rights.
Are There Different Types Of Internet Sex Crimes?
The sex crimes defense law team at The Law Office of William B. Bennett, P.A. have over 30 years tackling serious criminal cases in the St. Petersburg justice system, including many sex crimes cases. We have experience defending charges including:
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Internet Sex Crime
- Child Molestation
- Possession or Distribution of Child Pornography
- Indecent Exposure
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Abuse
- Solicitation of a Minor
- Statutory Rape
- Traveling To Meet A Minor For Sex
What Are The Consequences Of An Internet Sex Crimes Conviction?
The penalties of any sex crime are severe, especially if you are required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Furthermore, when it comes to an internet sex crimes charge, the cost to your personal life can be just as devastating as the criminal costs. First off, it is humiliating to any family or marriage. If your job requires any kind of security clearance or involves being around children at all, there is a very good chance, you will lose your job as a result. You may not be allowed to live nearby to schools, day care centers or playgrounds. Even high school kids can be convicted of sex crimes and placed on the sex offender registry.
Depending on the nature of the crime, someone who is charged with a crime of this type can be sent to prison for up to 15 years for their first offense with maximum sentences reaching up to 30 years. The age of the victim is often taken into account. The younger the victim, the longer the prison sentence will be. Crimes committed over the internet typically carry a higher sentence.
Contact The Law Office Of William B. Bennet Today For Aggressive Criminal Defense
At The Law Office Of William B. Bennett, P.A., we understand the delicate nature of a case such as this and the stress it can bring to one’s life. We tackle yourcase aggressively but also with discretion and sensitivity. Given the facts about the case, our aim is to help our clients avoid as much of the negative consequences of an internet sex crimes charge while attempting to obtain the very best possible outcomes for the case.
If you are being accused of a computer crime due to police entrapment or a sting operation, call us today at (727) 821-8000 or contact us on our website here. Our consultation is free and we will work hard to defend the rights of our clients.