For just about as long as the Internet has existed, it’s been used for sexual activity, including nefarious and illegal actions that could lead to serious consequences. The laws involving sexual activity online are constantly evolving and adapting, and cases continue to grow more complex. However, if you find yourself facing charges of an Internet sex crime, your future and your rights could be in jeopardy. A guilty verdict could subject you to serious penalties, which means you should not hesitate to speak with a Kansas City criminal defense lawyer about your charges as soon as possible.
Attorney Jackie Rokusek and her skilled team at Rokusek Stein Law, LLC are highly-experienced and knowledgeable in the area of sex crimes, and keep up to date on the ever-changing world of Internet sex crimes and the laws that govern them. Our continual dedication to the well-being of our clients have earned us a reputation for success and numerous industry accolades, including a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo. We firmly believe everybody deserves the best legal representation they can get whenever facing a serious sex crime charge, and our philosophy is to tackle each case with the utmost preparation and willingness to fight for the rights of our clients.
If you’re facing charges of a sex crime perpetrated online, pick up the phone and call Rokusek Stein Law, LLC today and ask for a free case evaluation by dialing (913) 583-0465.
Internet sex crimes come in many different forms, which means the penalties can be as wide ranging as the crimes themselves. Some offenses are considered misdemeanors, which can lead to up to a year in jail, while others could be considered a felony, resulting in huge fines, long jail sentences, and even mandatory lifetime sex offender registration without eligibility for expungement if you are convicted.
Crimes that involve a minor (anyone under the age of 18) often carry much harsher sentences than those that do not have a minor involved. And perhaps the most difficult part, lack of knowledge about the age of a victim does not constitute a valid defense in most cases. Sending an illicit image of a subject who turns out to be younger than 18 or sending a legal file to someone who turns out to be under the age of 18 could both be charged as a sex crime. This shows just how simple it is to commit one of these actions, and how careful you should be if you choose to use the Internet for adult entertainment purposes.
If you’re facing internet sex crime charges, don’t hesitate to contact Rokusek Stein Law, LLC now!