Utah Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys
Law enforcement agents actively work to entrap people they consider to be online predators and pedophiles. Posing as children or teens, state and federal law enforcement agents engage people online, often for long periods of time. They try to create opportunities for adults to develop relationships with these fictitious teens, spinning a story that makes it seem as if they are friends.
The online conversation is generally not the problem (unless the adult shares pornographic images with a minor). The problem occurs when the adults and the fake youths make plans to meet. If the adult falls for the hoax that law enforcement has created in chat rooms, via instant messaging or on Internet forums, the police will be waiting at the meeting place, ready to make an arrest.
At the law offices of Greg Smith and Associates, our Utah sex crimes defense attorneys are experienced and accomplished and boast a strong track record of successful outcomes in sex crime cases ranging from possession of child porn to online solicitation, from lewd conduct to sex with a minor.
If you have been charged with a sex crime or believe that you are under investigation for an online sex offense, contact a Salt Lake City online solicitation lawyer at Greg Smith and Associates. Call 801-651-1512.
Defense in State or Federal Court
Online solicitation charges can be charged in state or federal court, depending upon whether state lines were crossed (because location makes no difference on the Internet, this is often the case). Prosecutors will typically bring charges in the court with the most severe penalties. It’s wise to work with a law firm that has experience handling both state and federal cases involving computer solicitation of a minor.
You can count on our firm for a strong defense. We regularly advise other attorneys on critical issues in criminal law.
Contact an Experienced Utah Online Solicitation Lawyer
Sex crimes involving children carry the most severe penalties, including the possibility of lifetime registration as a sex offender. You need a strong, professional defense from experienced lawyers. Contact an SLC sex crimes attorney at Greg Smith and Associates for a free initial consultation by calling 801-651-1512 or contacting us online.
We protect the rights of clients accused of online sex crimes in Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, Park City and all communities in Utah.