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Sex crimes in Florida carry harsh penalties and the court of public opinion may label you guilty before your case even makes it to trial. When these cases involve minors, then the penalties attached are only increased. What could be a baseless accusation or a simple misunderstanding can ruin a person’s life forever. If you have been accused of an Internet sex crime, we want to help you understand your options. We know that you may feel like you have no choice but to plead guilty, but this is not true. Let our Tampa Internet Solicitation & Computer Sex Sting Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help you during this difficult time.
Tampa and Hillsborough County Law enforcement agents may say they have hard proof of conversations that transpired that can prove your guilt, but everyone is entitled to a defense. You may have more options than you think, and we can help you explore them all in order to build the strongest defense strategy that could result in your charges being reduced or even dismissed, depending on the specifics of your case.What Is Entrapment?
For most people swept up in online sex stings, they are facing charges after communicating with undercover officers posing as minors or the parents or guardians of minors offering sexual encounters. Entrapment introduces the theory that if it were not for the actions of the police involved, the person would not have followed through with soliciting a minor.
This defense can be tricky to prove, but can apply in certain situations. The first situation this can be applied is when the police involved initiated any explicit communications. The second, is when the accused tries to end all communications, but the police persuade them to keep talking. If this defense is successful, then any charges may be dropped.Let Us Help with Your Internet Sex Crime Charge in Tampa
A conviction for an Internet sex offense carries very serious penalties, like large fines, jail time, and registration as a sex offender or sexual predator. The negative stigma attached to a sex offense can follow you around forever. This is why you cannot afford to give up. You must fight to protect your rights and assert the best defense available to you.
As former prosecutors, our sex crime defense team understands what police and prosecutors will do when it comes to building their case against you. We also know that many of these cases start from overzealous investigations that have baseless evidence, so even if you are a suspect this does not mean that you will be convicted. We will put our experience and knowledge to work for you so that we can dismantle the State’s poorly constructed case against you.
Our Tampa Internet Solicitation & Computer Sex Sting Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will launch our own investigation into your charges and listen to every detail you provide us. We will not take any shortcuts and we will analyze every single piece of evidence. Based upon the facts that we find with your case; we will tailor a custom defense strategy for you. While we cannot guarantee any specific results, we can promise to work aggressively on your behalf. Call us now at 813-221-3200 or contact us online to learn more.
Whatever website or social network you are accused of using for solicitation is irrelevant as our team of experts in the field of computer forensics will analyze the sites for all possible defenses. Many of these sites have disclaimers and/or certifications that require all users engaging in communications to be 18 or older. This can come in handy for your defense.
As we have mentioned previously, Internet solicitation charges are nothing to scoff at. You must tale these charges seriously and fight back. The sooner you speak with our Tampa Internet Solicitation & Computer Sex Sting Lawyers at Whittel & Melton, the sooner we can begin helping you. Contact us online or call us now at 813-221-3200.Get Legal Help Now in Tampa for Internet Solicitation & Computer Sex Sting Charges
Prosecutors are aggressive in pursuing Internet sex crimes, especially those involving children, regardless of whether a real child was involved or not. You could face jail time, registration as a sex offender or predator, and the list goes on. This is why you need an experienced sex crime defense lawyer on your side. Call our Tampa Internet Solicitation & Computer Sex Sting Lawyers at Whittel & Melton now at 813-221-3200 or contact us online. Your consultation is free and 100% confidential.