At The Cochran Firm’s Criminal Defense offices, our attorneys are dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation to those who have been charged with computer sex crimes. We believe in the presumption of innocence for all of our clients, no matter how socially disturbing the accusations against them may be.
The Cochran Firm’s computer sex crimes defense lawyers are experienced in providing the best legal counsel possible when representing clients in various types of computer sex crimes. Charges may include:
- Child pornography (manufacture, solicitation and distribution)
- Chat room solicitation of minors (regardless of an attempt to meet)
Our criminal defense attorneys will mount an aggressive defense of computer sex crime cases including aggressive discovery of the prosecution’s evidence. Our clients’ defenses may include, among other things, issues relating to:
- Entrapment of the accused
- Jurisdictional questions
- Lack of criminal intent
- Unlawful search and seizure
According to federal and state laws, it is illegal to manufacture, possess, distribute or solicit any material that exploits minors. The Internet makes the violation of these laws much easier and the obtaining of such materials increasingly accessible. Often, people unknowingly download prohibited images by simply typing in the improper web address for a particular site. The result is the inadvertent (unknowing) involvement in the trafficking of child pornography. Persons participating in file-sharing networks can also have illegal files put on their computer without their knowledge.
Chat Room Solicitation of Minors
It is very easy to get involved in chat room discussions on the Internet. Circumstances surrounding the reason a child may be in a chat room include:
- Finding peers with similar interests or problems
- Finding someone to talk to in general
- Parental defiance
Chat rooms that share unique interests in certain subject matter may attract people from all ages and all walks of life. An innocent chat with a stranger online can land you in jail fighting accusations of child solicitation. You may find yourself chatting with a child claiming to be an adult. Or, you may find yourself chatting with a police officer claiming to be a child in order to entrap you. The Internet is a wonderful advance in technology, but, in the wrong hands it can become quite dangerous for both children and innocent adults alike.
Individuals who have been charged with the commission of computer sex crimes may face extended jail time, the requirement of registration as a convicted sex offender, and long-term probation under restrictions. It is essential to your defense that you have skilled criminal defense attorneys who specialize in the defense of those accused of computer sex crimes, such as those of The Cochran Firm Criminal Defense offices. We believe in the rights of our clients and will work hard to prove your innocence.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys
It is important to always remember that everyone, no matter what crime they have been charged with, is innocent until proven guilty. If you have been charged with the commission of computer sex crimes, please call or email our experienced criminal defense attorneys today. Our sex crimes defense attorneys have the resources and experience to develop a strong defense and fight for your freedom.