Internet Sex Crimes/Chat Room
The sex crimes attorneys at Grabel & Associates have successfully defended clients charged with Internet sex crimes, the solicitation and accosting of minors, and using a computer to facilitate the commissions of these crimes. The decision to hire the right attorney is critical as the potential loss of liberty and the possibility of registration as a sex offender is always a major consideration with Internet sex crimes and chat room cases.
Experienced and Aggressive Internet Crimes Attorneys
The defense of Internet sex crimes cases is complex and requires a high degree of specialized computer knowledge regarding file sharing and chat room conversation evidence. Through the use of the most skilled experts in the field of computer forensics, our team of aggressive sex crime lawyers provides our clients the most formidable defense to these charges. Our attorneys have a well earned statewide reputation for outstanding case results, which include a multitude of acquittals and dismissals for a variety of Internet sex crime charges.
The Legal Defense Of Entrapment
As we have seen on many occasions, it is not uncommon for the police to overstep their authority and violate an individual's rights. When law enforcement crosses the line, the legal defense of entrapment can provide the accused the legal means to fight back and beat the charges. In Michigan, entrapment occurs when the police engage in impermissible conduct that would induce a law-abiding individual under similar circumstances to commit the crime, or the police engage in conduct so reprehensible that it cannot be tolerated by the court. A successful entrapment defense focuses on establishing unethical police tactics that coerce otherwise law-abiding citizens to break the law. The team of internet crimes defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates is well versed on the legal complexities of entrapment and how to best use a successful entrapment defense on a client's behalf to secure a dismissal.
If You Are Being Investigated For Or Have Been Charged With Any Of The Following Sex Crimes Involving The Internet Or A Computer, We Are Ready To Help You Defend Your Rights And Fight For Your Future:
- Accosting or Soliciting A Minor For Sex
- Possessing, Downloading, or Manufacturing Child Pornography
- Distribution or Sale of Child Pornography
- Using the Internet for Prostitution
- Using a Chat Room to Solicit a Minor
- Illegal Use of Pornographic Materials
- Cell Phone Texting and Instant Messaging
- Indecent Exposure Over a Video Stream
Internet Chat Rooms And Social Networking Sites
With the proliferation and popularity of Internet chat rooms and social networking sites, law enforcement agencies have an ever increasing presence in monitoring these sites for criminal activity. Over the last several years, prosecutions have increased significantly of individuals who use a computer in the privacy of their own homes for committing alleged Internet sex crimes. By engaging in Internet "stings" in chat rooms and on social networking sites, law enforcement agencies attempt to lure otherwise law abiding individuals into inappropriate conversations with a purported "minor." These contacts often form the basis of an accosting and/or solicitation of a minor offense. Law enforcement officers impersonating minors in order to entice individuals into illegal liaisons is a favorite lie used by police. In other cases, law enforcement agencies entice individuals to download or share inappropriate images over the Internet or on cell phones.
Any individual who visits an Internet chat room or social networking site, or downloads and/or shares images with others should be mindful that all Internet conversations are potential evidence of criminal conduct, even seemingly innocent ones. Internet sex offenses are serious felonies that carry severe penalties, which may include sex offender registration and lengthy prison time. A good rule of thumb is if you are in an Internet chat room or social networking site, do not send any images or engage in any questionable conversations unless you have personal knowledge of the other individual's identity and that they are at least 18 years of age. Remember the person you are chatting with could be an undercover police officer posing as a minor. If the individual you are conversing with claims to be under 18 years of age, you should refrain from any communication that could be construed as sexual in nature. It is always better to err on the side of caution when the potential criminal penalties are severe.Contact The Internet Crimes Defense Team With Proven Results
At a time when it may seem nobody is on your side, the law firm of Grabel & Associates is here to help you. Contact us for a free, confidential phone consultation about the charges you are facing or fill out our contact form. We will help you understand the process. Most importantly, you will know you have a team of experienced, aggressive criminal defense trial attorneys protecting your rights and your freedom.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates defend clients in all 83 counties in Michigan.