Houston Solicitation of a Minor Lawyer
Sex Crime Attorneys Defending the Accused in Houston & Throughout Texas
An arrest for online solicitation of a minor can threaten your future. Thankfully, you are entitled to due process under the law, an attorney, and the presumption of innocence. At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we are here to protect those rights, and provide you with a tough defense in the wake of online solicitation charges.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Jed Silverman?
If you are facing a serious criminal charge, you have the right to legal representation. At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we have helped more than 3,000 clients faced with criminal charges. We’re ready to put this experience to work for your case.
We encourage you to contact us today if you have been charged with or are under investigation for sending sexually explicit material to someone younger than 17 years old, or to someone the defendant believed to be younger than 17.
According to Sec. 33.021. "ONLINE SOLICITATION OF A MINOR"
"Sexually explicit" means any communication, language, or material, including a photographic or video image, that relates to or describes sexual conduct, as defined by Section 43.25.
It is also a criminal offense to solicit a minor to meet up for the express purpose of engaging in sexual conduct. This includes emailing, texting, or chatting online to someone under the age of 17 with the intent of meeting to engage in sexual activity. Offenses under this section of the Texas Penal Code are felonies of the third degree, unless the minor was under the age of 14 at the time, in which case it would be increased to a felony of the second degree.
Serious Charges Demand Serious Representation
Defendants who are accused of luring a minor face a system that is stacked against them. Consider the following:
- You can be convicted even if no meeting actually occurred
- You can even be convicted if you never intended to meet with the minor
Fortunately, there are many ways that an experienced criminal defense attorney can fight your charges.
You Have Too Much To Lose. Call Today for a Consultation.
Every day you delay seeking legal help can hurt your defense case. At the Houston Law Offices of Jed Silverman, there is no judgment of your situation. We fight for your rights at every phase of your case, aggressively pursuing the best outcome possible for you.
Contact us online or call (713) 597-2221 at the first sign of trouble to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who has already traveled down this road with numerous clients. You can reach us at any time of day or night, and we have multiple office locations throughout Texas. Se habla español.