Internet Sex Crime Defense in New York City
Need a Lawyer for an Internet Sex Crime Case in NYC?
Internet sex crimes are acts of an illegal and sexual nature that are perpetrated through use of the internet. Internet sex crimes are serious, and can have devastating consequences on your life if you are convicted. In many cases, those who are charged with internet crimes are innocent. Due to the complexities in these offenses, if you are charged with one, you need to contact a NYC criminal defense lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. When facing internet sex crime charges, it is essential to have an aggressive legal defense that will give you the best chance of proving your innocence.
There are two main types of Internet sex crimes:
- Child Pornography - Child pornography is covered under New York City Penal Code Article 263. This includes the possession, creation, distribution, sale or production or child pornography, any pornographic material involving minors under 17 years of age.
- Luring a Minor - Luring a minor is communicating with a minor in a lewd or sexual manner over the Internet, as well as attempting to arrange a meeting with the minor to engage in sexual activities.
Both child pornography and luring a minor are considered felonies in New York. In certain cases, for example, if the victim and the alleged perpetrator cross state lines while perpetrating the crime, Internet sex crimes can be classified as federal crimes, in which case they will be harshly punished under the federal sentencing guidelines.
Arrested for an Internet Sex Crime?
Looking for a lawyer for internet sex crimes case in NYC? At H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., we have years of experience defending our clients against their Internet sex crime charges, and other sex crimes as well, including prostitution, sex abuse, and more. If you are convicted of an Internet sex crime, you can be facing serious penalties that can include up to a year in jail or more than a year in state or federal prison, as well as monetary fines, probation, and more.
It is essential that you have an attorney who is aggressively fighting on your behalf to ensure that you have the best defense. Contact us today for help!