Ann Arbor Internet Sex Crimes
As more and more relationships begin to make use of modern technology, certain situations have led to the institution of sex crime legislation dealing with internet and multimedia conversations and exchanges. In other cases, however, no such laws exist, and the courts are forced to apply regular sex crime laws to situations arising from internet use. No matter what the specific laws and legal issues involved may be, it is clear that wrongful conviction is very possible in internet sex crime cases, perhaps even more so than other sex crime cases. The lack of eyewitnesses, anonymity issues, deceptive statements that can be made concerning age and other details, and the like can all play a role in leading to false accusations, and it is critical that no matter what the details of your case, you work with an experienced defense attorney to fight back against conviction and sentencing. Our sex crimes lawyers are available now for clients in Ann Arbor and statewide, and we know what it takes to win in even the most difficult cases. Contact us to learn more through a free initial sex crime case analysis, and let us begin working to guide you through the critical next steps to take in your case.
Our experienced attorneys will work with founding attorney and renowned trial advocate Scott Grabel to develop and implement an aggressive defense strategy based on the unique legal needs in your case. We have experience assisting clients who are facing misdemeanor and felony charges of all kinds, including:
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Soliciting a Minor
- Child Sexually Abusive Materials/Child Pornography
- Lewd Conduct
- Sexting Related Charges
- Indecent Exposure over Video Stream
In addition, our team protects clients in pre-file investigations, or post-conviction. Contact us now no matter what stage of your case you are facing and let us guide you towards a great case result.
Soliciting a Minor and Other Serious Sex Crime Charges
There are a number of internet sex crime charges that can result from a person’s conduct in chat rooms, on social media, through instant message or text message, and via email. Asking someone who is under the age of consent (16) to commit a sex act over the internet equates to soliciting a minor, and anyone who is convicted will face penalties just as serious as those who solicit minors in person. Lewd conduct or indecent exposure through online pictures or video streams can also result in serious criminal charges. Most internet sex crime charges result in cases involving a minor (in some cases, on both sides), and it is important to work with a lawyer who understands how these types of cases will be viewed under Michigan law. Our team is prepared to protect you from sex offender registration and other serious punishment, which could even include jail time in many cases.
Child Pornography Charges in Ann Arbor – Internet Sex Crime Defense
Many child pornography charges also can be classified as internet sex crimes, since images, video, and other child sexually abusive materials are usually distributed via online channels. If you send, receive, possess, edit, or create any child sexually abusive materials, you can face child pornography charges and the penalties that result from a felony sex crime conviction. If you send, share, or otherwise distribute child pornography, even unknowingly, you could be faced with child sexually abusive material distribution charges, which lead to even more serious penalties than possession, and could land you behind bars for a number of years. Additionally, anyone convicted of a serious felony sex offense will face sex offender registration, which can drastically limit your freedom for years, even after you have served other penalties in your case.
Our Approach to Ann Arbor Internet Sex Crimes Defense
The highly talented defense team at Grabel & Associates is recognized as a leader in Ann Arbor sex crime representation because we have been able to achieve outstanding case results for clients statewide in countless cases over the past 10+ years. Our clients highly value the contributions our attorneys make in criminal cases, as is demonstrated in our client testimonials, and our team is ready right now to begin applying our proven strategies to your Ann Arbor sex crime case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Ann Arbor Internet Sex Crime Defense
Each case is unique, and it is critical to contact an experienced attorney to learn more about protecting against conviction in your internet sex crime case. Call 1-800-342-7896 for a free initial case consultation or contact our firm online. We are always available for clients in Ann Arbor and statewide.