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Riccardo Ippolito

Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman

Internet Sex Crimes

Internet Sex Crimes Defense in San Jose

A Defense that is Personalized to Your Situation

Internet sex crimes are treated just as seriously as any other sex crime. Internet traffic can cross state and even international borders. As a result, it is possible for individuals to be charged of the same Internet sex crime at both the state and federal levels. This means that you should take the situation very seriously if you have been charged with an Internet sex crime, including any of the following:

  • Distribution, possession, or production of child pornography
  • Online predatory behavior
  • Sexting
  • Solicitation or luring of a minor
  • Soliciting a prostitute/Craigslist solicitation

If you have been accused of a sex crime in San Jose, Silicon Valley, or throughout the Bay Area, do not wait to see what happens. Contact our experienced sex crimes defense attorneys as soon as possible. We will work to craft a defense that is personalized to your situation and takes the entire context of your situation into account.

It is Never a Good Idea to Talk to the Police

Many times, Internet sex crimes charges are made as the result of information that was obtained from online sex stings. In other words, undercover police officers sometimes pose as minors in chat rooms and other places online.  Their goal is an arrest and a criminal charge.

While it is never a good idea to talk to the police or law enforcement, it is especially important in Internet sex crimes cases. There is a possibility that they have been watching you for some time. You do not want to give them any additional information that has the potential to help them build the case against you. Especially not when you are facing consequence that can include:

  • Lifetime registration as a sex offender
  • Federal mandatory sentencing minimums
  • Expensive fines and court costs
  • The loss of certain professional licenses
  • Dishonorable discharge from the military
  • Restrictions on your ability to qualify for federal financial aid
  • Loss of your visa eligibility (for non-citizens)

There are also many possible additional consequences. Given the severity of the situation, the first thing that you should do if you are charged with an Internet sex crime is to talk to a criminal defense attorney.

Your Freedom and Reputation are Our Priority

Even – and perhaps especially – if you feel the charges against you were made as the result of a misunderstanding or manipulation on the part of law enforcement, you should not wait to seek out the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our priority is to make sure that your constitutional rights have been respected and to provide you with the strongest possible defense. Many times, we have been able to have charges reduced or dismissed. Your freedom and reputation are our priority. Contact our experienced sex crimes defense attorneys today for a free consultation.