Were You Charged With Soliciting an Underage Teen Through the Internet?
When an adult exchanges sexually explicit information with a minor through the Internet, he or she may be charged with a criminal offense. Often, however, the defendant may not even realize that the teen online is not of legal age until it is too late. Sometimes federal law enforcement agents will even pose as minors on Facebook, MySpace or other social networking sites and chat rooms, hoping to apprehend sexual offenders.
I am Wilson LaFaurie, and I have spent the last 17 years of my career handling criminal cases as a former New York assistant district attorney and now a criminal defense lawyer. I fully understand the dangers you may be facing, including the social stigma of being labeled a pedophile for the rest of your life and the legal penalties of jail or prison time, sex offender registration, having your computer and bank accounts subpoenaed and much more.
Defending Against Chat Room Solicitation and Other Offenses
In addition to exchanging sexual information with a minor in a chatroom or via Facebook, the charge of "online solicitation of a minor" can also include:
- Sending sexually explicit e-mails
- Sending or receiving pornographic texts
- Using the Internet to set up an in-person meeting with a minor
If your personal life has been torn open by a sex crime allegation, my law firm is here to aggressively defend your legal rights and reputation. Because of my own reputation in the district attorney's office, I am often able to resolve such charges quickly and save my clients unnecessary embarrassment. As a former prosecutor, I also know the most effective methods for challenging the opposition's evidence and for strengthening your legal position.
Free Consultation With an Aggressive Brooklyn Sex Offender Defense Lawyer
Set up a free initial consultation with a skilled Brooklyn online minor solicitation lawyer by calling The Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie at (718) 215-9182, or fill out the contact form on this website. Credit cards are accepted. Hablamos Español.