Online Solicitation Of A Minor
State and federal law enforcement officials aggressively pursue online solicitation arrests and prosecutions. In recent years, the state of Texas and the federal government have devoted significant resources to sting operations intended to expose sexual predators and protect children from online sex crimes. In several cases the constitutionality of Texas statutes has fallen under scrutiny.
Remember, an accusation of online solicitation of a minor does not equal a conviction. You are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law.
The defense attorneys at the Jarvis & Hamilton Law Firm can protect your rights in this critical legal matter. With more than 35 years of combined experience, we know successful defense strategies for online solicitation charges and other sex crime allegations in Sherman, Fort Worth and throughout North Texas.
When Sex Crimes Occur Online
In an online chat room, it’s hard to know who you are actually talking to. When chat sessions become sexual, one party may be thinking fantasy while the other misperceives the chat as a prelude to an in-person meeting.
In some cases, the person behind the computer is a police officer masquerading as a minor, trying to lure an unsuspecting adult into an illicit and illegal conversation.
In handling online solicitation cases, we carefully explore all of the circumstances to uncover weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against our clients. Did the police use unlawful tactics in executing the arrest? Will the evidence hold up in court?
We will develop a defense strategy based on the unique circumstances of your case. Our criminal defense lawyers have helped numerous clients avoid the consequences of sex crime convictions in Texas.