Muskegon Internet Sex Crimes - Cybercrimes
Like all other sex crime charges, state and federal courts come down extremely hard on alleged Internet sex crime offenders. Grabel & Associates has the skill and experience needed to help Michigan’s wrongly accused fight back against sex crime conviction and the extremely harsh penalties that often result, and we know exactly what you need to say and do throughout every step of your case to ensure you are able to obtain the best available result. Our Muskegon sex crime defense lawyers help clients statewide who have been accused of a variety of internet sex crimes, and we have experience defending in cases involving:
- Internet Solicitation
- Internet Prostitution
- Sexting: Transmission of Images or Explicit Texts to a Minor
- Indecent Exposure over Webcam or Chat Room
- Chat Room Solicitation of a Minor
- Social Media Solicitation of a Minor
- Child Pornography Possession and Distribution
- Lewd Conduct
Fight Wrongful Conviction in Muskegon County After Sex Crime Allegations
All of these charges and many more sex crimes offenses can lead to jail time, fines, sex offender registration, and other serious punishment. It is crucial that you get in touch with a qualified defense lawyer as soon as you can, as police and prosecutors will likely have already started building a case against you. Our team is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect you and we will defend your rights throughout every stage of your criminal case.
Michigan Sexting, Solicitation, and Child Pornography Defense Attorney
In the state of Michigan, it is illegal to accost, entice, or solicit a child under the age of 16 to commit an immoral act, including any sex act or sexual intercourse. Because the age of consent in Michigan is 16, even if the alleged act is agreed to by the alleged victim or taking place between two minors, solicitation charges can result.
Soliciting a minor is a felony charge and conviction could lead to up to 4 years in prison, and a fine of up to $4,000. Soliciting a child in a chat room, via a social network, through text messaging or email, or any other means can lead to felony solicitation charges, and it is critical to contact an attorney right away if you have been accused of internet solicitation in Muskegon.
Child Pornography Charges and Sexting Charges
Many other internet sex offenses can lead to extremely serious child pornography charges, especially since no specific legislation exists regarding sexting, sexual exchanges between minors, or transmission of images of persons under the age of 16 through other electronic means.
If convicted of child pornography possession, a person will face a felony criminal record, up to 4 years behind bars, and a fine of up to $10,000. If that person is accused of enticing or coercing a minor to create pornographic materials, or has allegedly distributed the materials, these potential penalties could be greatly enhanced.
Cases involving the transmission of photos or videos over email, text message, social media, or any other means can result in child pornography charges, as long as the alleged victim is under the age of 18. Anyone facing a child pornography investigation or arrest should immediately contact our experienced legal team, so that we can begin fighting to protect you from harsh penalties.
Indecent Exposure and Other Internet Sex Crimes
There are many other sex crimes which can occur over the internet, and throughout Muskegon County and the state of Michigan, the charges and penalties that result are usually the same as they would be had the exchange occurred in person. Judges don’t go easy on offenders just because their actions occurred over the internet, and it is just as important to protect yourself against conviction, because jail time, fines, and sex offender registration are all on the line.
Our Approach to Michigan Sex Crimes Defense
At Grabel & Associates, we know how stressful it can be to have your reputation and freedom on the line, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to protect you from wrongful conviction and harsh penalties, no matter what the specific details of your case. Our lawyers are always available to answer clients’ questions and are ready to begin applying an aggressive, individualized defense strategy to your case right now. Our proven results show why we are regarded as one of the top criminal defense firms in Michigan, and clients in Muskegon and statewide have relied on our lawyers to protect their rights, freedom, and future for over 10 years.
Contact Grabel & Associates Now for 24/7 Sex Crimes Representation
To speak with an attorney about the unique details of your case, call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact us online. We will provide you with a free initial case consultation right away, and will begin doing all we can to defend you as overzealous police and prosecutors attempt to put you behind bars. Don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer, as the potential penalties you will face if convicted are very severe.