Internet Sex Crimes

Internet Sex Crimes

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If you have been arrested and charged with an internet sex crime, your freedom and reputation are at stake. There can be lifelong consequences for a sex crime conviction, and if you are facing these charges, you need a solid, well-planned defense. Our Fresno sex crime defense attorney is ready to help you fight your charges. At The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch, we are available day and night to take your call.


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Sex crimes are a heavily penalized category of crimes in the state of California, and internet sex crimes are no exception. Because the internet is often used to commit sex crimes involving children, California takes these charges very seriously. Recent advances in the internet have allowed people to use the internet to search for child pornography, solicit a prostitute, or ask a minor for nude photos from practically anywhere. Because of the spreading issue of internet sex crimes, law enforcement officers have taken to setting up sting operations to catch sexual predators.

Internet Sex Crimes in California

The internet can be used for a variety of sex crimes, which means there are many possible penalties for this category of crimes. Other factors that can affect your punishment can include the age of your victim and your specific charges. When a minor is involved, the penalties are typically far harsher.

Internet Sex Crimes Include:

  • Internet solicitation of a minor for sex
  • Lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor
  • Distribution of child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Arranging to meet a minor for a lewd purpose
  • Harmful matter sent to seduce a minor
  • Child exploitation
  • Child molestation
  • Solicitation of a prostitute
  • Arranging to meet another for the purpose of rape, molestation, or sexual assault

Internet Luring of Children

Using the internet to lure children for sexual purposes is not viewed favorably by law enforcement, and the penalties can be especially steep when a minor is the victim of a sex crime. If you are charged with “arranging to meet a minor for a lewd purpose,” you could be facing serious consequences.

Misdemeanor Charges:

  • Informal probation
  • Up to 1 year in county jail
  • Maximum $5,000 fine
  • Lifetime sex offender registration

Felony Charges:

  • Formal probation
  • Up to 3 years in state prison
  • Maximum $10,000 fine
  • Lifetime sex offender registration

Get Help From a Fresno Sex Crime Defense Attorney – (559) 484-2112

If you’ve been accused of an internet sex crime, there are a number of defenses that may be available to you. Our Fresno sex crimes defense lawyer is backed by more than 18 years of experience in criminal law, and we will work with you to find your best defense. The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch is dedicated to offering our clients aggressive, knowledgeable defense with a trial-tested record of success. We are prepared to take your call, day or night.


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