You never really know who you are talking to online. You may think you’re talking to a normal person living in Colton, but in reality it may be an undercover officer luring people into a sex crimes sting operation. The next thing you know, the comments you made could result in charges of Internet solicitation.
When you are accused of Internet solicitation, it is stressful, scary, and embarrassing. There is a serious stigma attached to sex crimes, especially those that allegedly involve minors. During this difficult time, you only want to clear your name and avoid the harsh penalties that come from conviction.
The penalties for Internet solicitation include up to a year in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. In addition to these penalties, the consequences of actually meeting the minor are up to four years in prison and higher fines. Finally, conviction of a sex crime requires registration as a sex offender. California sex offender registration can hurt your ability to find housing and even get a job.
Because of the seriousness of this charge, it’s essential to have someone in your corner. Navigating the criminal justice system by yourself can be confusing, which is why it’s helpful to work with a skilled attorney.
At Greenberg, Greenberg & Kenyon, APLC, our Colton, CA solicitation defense lawyers are former prosecutors with more than 50 years of experience between them. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of the people in the Colton, California, community. We’ll fight to get the charges against you reduced or dropped—so that you can get back to your normal life.
Call us today for a free, confidential consultation with our solicitation defense attorneys.