Internet Sex Crimes
Internet Sex Crimes – Brett A. Podolsky
In a nation that has declared war against sexual predators, an Internet sex crimes conviction can have damaging effects on one’s life. Aside from the looming threat of a long prison sentence, the social stigmas that surround sex crimes can cause a person to be a social outcast. Internet sex crimes may consist of the following behaviors:
- Possessing and/or distributing child pornography
- Exchanging sexually explicit messages or content with children
- Endorsing sex trafficking or prostitution
- Arranging to meet with a minor for sexual activity
These crimes are charged as felonies in the state of Texas. If you have been accused of committing sex crimes online, speak with an Internet sex crimes lawyer today and learn about your rights.
Possible Penalties for a Conviction
Internet sex crime convictions are punished severely in Texas. A person who is found guilty faces a minimum prison sentence of two years. Those who are convicted of serious sex crimes may face up to $10,000 in fines and a maximum prison sentence of 99 years. Once he is released from confinement, a convicted criminal may have a hard time finding gainful employment.
Defending Against Internet Sex Crime Allegations
If a person is accused of possessing child pornography, he cannot be convicted for simply having a racy image on his computer. A skilled Internet sex crimes lawyer can argue that the pornographic content was downloaded without his knowledge, or that someone else had access to his PC.
If a person is accused of soliciting a minor online, his attorney may be able to argue that he was led to believe that he was interacting with adult.
Contact an Internet Sex Crimes Attorney
Attorney Brett A. Podolsky is board certified in criminal law and specializes in defending sex crimes. If you are facing Internet sex crime allegations in Houston, it is very important for you to contact Mr. Podolsky right away. He will stand by your side and guard your constitutional rights.
If legal authorities want to interrogate you about your charges, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney before agreeing to an interview. You have the right to consult with an attorney before issuing a statement.
Call Brett A. Podolsky at 713-227-0087 and get a free consultation today.