Chat Rooms and Sex Crime Cases
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Beverly Hills
Cyber crimes involving the sexual abuse of children are becoming increasingly frequent as the influence of the internet continues to grow. One of the most common forums for individuals to attempt to engage in sexual activity with children is through chat rooms. The actual intent of a chat room is for like-minded individuals to have a place for discussion about things such as hobbies or special interests, but many people now misuse them in an attempt to solicit minors for some type of sexual act, or distribute or share photos or videos that depict child pornography.
Mark Haushalter and Ryan Okabe are aggressive in protecting and defending the rights of those individuals who have been charged with sex crimes. In the age of the internet, we understand that there are many ways in which one can be wrongly accused of committing a sex crime while online. Spam emails can result in one having illegal pictures or videos on their computer that they do not want. In addition, someone may have downloaded such media on one's computer without one's consent, or engaged in illegal chats with minors while the owner of the computer was away. If you have been charged with committing a sex crime in a chat room, contact a Beverly Hills criminal defense lawyer who will work diligently for you with the goal of clearing any and all accusations against you.
Chat Room Sex Crime Charges
Common criminal charges that involve sex crimes in chat rooms include:
- Child exploitation/child pornography - This involves compelling minor children to view or distribute child pornography.
- Attempted chat room luring - This involves attempting to lure minors by way of chat room conversation into meeting, for purposes of engaging in sexual activity, or committing sexual assault.
- Pandering of obscenity - This charge involves distributing pornography through a chat room with the intention of appealing to a person's prurient interest.
Have you been charged with a chat room-related sex crime?
Contact a Beverly Hills criminal defense attorney
who can work towards establishing facts and evidence in your case that may lead to your exoneration.