Quickly becoming the most common type of sex crime charge people can face, many laws pertaining to Internet sex offenses are still under review or yet to be written, which can lead to questionable correlations between existing laws and modern day actions. Anyone who has been accused of an Internet sex crime in Southfield should work with an attorney who knows how to fight back against false accusations and rights violations in sex crime cases, and Grabel & Associates has proven ability in misdemeanor and felony defense. As soon as you contact our firm, we will begin to walk you through the complex legal issues involved in Internet sex crime cases, and help you understand how online actions can relate to a variety of sex crime laws in Southfield. Call or contact us online now for a free initial case analysis, and take action to protect yourself early on in your case.
Scott Grabel founded this firm over a decade ago with a commitment to protecting the citizens of Michigan against wrongful conviction and the damage that can result from false accusations. Along with the rest of our exceptionally rated team, Scott Grabel seeks to provide top-level defense in every case we take, which has given our firm a reputation as one of the premier defense firms in Southfield and statewide. Get in touch with our team as soon as you can and never speak to police or take legal action on your own before you have the guidance of an Internet sex crime defense lawyer. Our Southfield criminal defense attorneys are available 24/7 to begin applying our proven tactics to your unique case, and will not rest until everything possible has been done to help you towards the best possible case result.
One of the most common Internet sex crimes is child pornography, and many people who are accused of child pornography possession or distribution may not even realize they are committing a criminal offense. Though the age of consent is 16, any image or video depicting a person under 18 is illegal. This means that if a 17 year old consensually sends a suggestive image (even to a partner of the same age) the recipient could face child pornography possession charges. If that image was forwarded elsewhere, distribution charges could result. Sexting is one of the most complex legal issues facing Southfield courts, because there is not yet legislation to deal with these specific offenses.
Any unlawful possession of Internet distribution of unlawful images can lead to Internet sex crime charges, and up to 4 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, and a felony record could result just for accessing or possessing these images, with additional penalties for creation of pornography or distribution of child porn. Work with a lawyer if you have been accused of a felony Internet sex crime related to images or video and fight back against wrongful conviction.
Solicitation charges can also be included as part of the category “Internet sex crimes.” Asking another person to have sex for money, or asking a minor to have sex or commit sexually suggestive acts is illegal and can lead to the same penalties as they would for offline, “real-world” offenses. Anyone accused of soliciting a minor or soliciting a prostitute online should work with a lawyer early on in their case and fight back against harsh penalties.
With the evolution of online communications, there are so many different offenses which can lead to Internet sex crime charges. Our lawyers make a point of keeping track of changing laws and case decisions and know how Southfield Internet sex crime laws will come into play in your individual case. We have tested our aggressive defense tactics in serious felony cases for Internet and other sex crimes, and we know what to do in order to guide you or your loved one to a beneficial case outcome. Let us provide you with a free initial case consultation and answer some of the questions you might have about the investigation or charges you are facing.
If you or a loved one is facing an investigation for Internet sex crimes in Southfield, or if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, call 1-800-342-7896 toll free now. You can also reach our team online, if you are not able to call our 24/7 hotline. Don’t wait let our team begin fighting for your freedom now.