Sexual Exploitation of Children Attorney

The Federal government takes sexual exploitation of children offenses very seriously, especially when the case involves an individual under the age of 18. If a federal judge or jury determines that you are guilty of sexual exploitation of children, you could face a long prison sentence and registration as a federal sex offender. These penalties make it difficult to move on with your life after you’ve wrapped up your case, potentially affecting your housing situation and employment in addition to the serious criminal penalties you will face. If you need help handling your sexual exploitation of children case, contact Grabel & Associates. The sooner you reach out to a federal sexual exploitation defense attorney, the better your chances are of receiving your desired outcome.

Preparing your defense early on in your case will help you avoid legal errors and fight over-zealous law enforcement officers that want to make you seem guilty. Your attorney will work to protect your legal rights and stand up against illegal investigation tactics that could affect the outcome of your case. To start building your defense, call 1-800-677-9795. A seasoned case analyst will provide you with a free initial case consultation and connect you with an attorney that has experience defending individuals in similar cases.

What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

Sexual exploitation involves the exchange of sexual acts for money, food, shelter, protection, drugs or other forms of payment. The term “sexual acts” includes involving individuals under the age of 18 in creating pornography. An individual can be charged with sexual exploitation under federal law, even if the crime took place entirely outside of the United State’s borders. Sexual exploitation happens in many ways, and often begins within the context of trusting, consensual relationships or through online grooming; Technology is playing a large part in child sexual exploitation cases. Many individuals under the age of 18 are being coerced into posting explicit images of themselves online in exchange for some form of compensation. This is a form of child pornography, and it is illegal. If you’re facing child sexual exploitation charges, it’s crucial to reach out to a defense attorney as soon as possible. There is a lot on the line in cases involving minors, so it’s important to fight back early in your case to protect your reputation and clear your name.

Penalties for Sexual Exploitation

The punishments in place for sexual exploitation are very severe and could negatively impact the rest of your life. If you want to protect your future, you should enlist the services of a premier defense attorney. He or she will review the details of your case and look for ways to prove your innocence.

The penalty for sexual exploitation will be determined by several factors:

  • The age of the individual involved in the sexual act.
  • The type of sexual conduct the individual was engaged in.
  • If the content has been distributed, the judge will look at the number of videos or images possessed or distributed, the age of the minors involved, and the type of sexual conduct shown.
  • The previous record of the defendant.

Time in prison and registration as a sex offender are two common penalties for sexual exploitation in Michigan. Both have the potential to make it difficult to move on with life after your case is wrapped up, so the sooner you can start battling back, the better.

Our Approach to Defending Against Sexual Exploitation of Children Charges

Developing a solid defense for child sexual exploitation is extremely difficult and requires the attorney to have ample experience working in Michigan law. The team at Grabel & Associates often approaches these cases with the goal of discrediting the government’s evidence. We’ll look at the age of the individual involved in sexual conduct and use the expert testimony of pediatricians or other medical experts to try to prove he or she may very well be over the legal age. If the individual involved is clearly under age, we may attempt to prove that the conduct was not explicitly sexual. Whatever the details of your unique case, we will do everything in our power to prove your innocence.

Contact Us for 24/7 Federal Sex Crime Defense in Michigan

Our team consists of some of Michigan’s brightest legal minds for Federal cases, giving you an advantage in your sexual exploitation case. We treat every case that comes across our desk with extreme care, and develop a unique defense approach that is tailor made to help you be successful in your case. Call 1-800-677-9795 toll-free to start building a winning defense. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call and start working for you.