Internet Sex Crimes Lawyer
Facing Sex Crimes in Dahlonega, Cumming or a Surrounding County?
Federal and Georgia state law severely punishes internet sex crimes, and
offenders are often subject to decades of prison time, high fines, and
lifelong registration as a sex offender. The mere accusation of committing
an internet sex crime is enough to tarnish your reputation and status
in your local community. If you have been accused of an internet sex crime
or if you are suspicious of an ongoing investigation against you, it is
in your best interest to seek legal counsel from a knowledgeable criminal
defense lawyer with experience in sex crime cases.
I will diligently investigate the accusations made against you to strategize
your defense. I am committed to protecting your reputation as best as
I can while seeking to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.
As a premier criminal defense attorney serving Cumming, Dahlonega, and
the surrounding areas, I urge you to
contact me. I will immediately start strategizing your internet sex crimes defense.
Call (678) 829-2826 today to get started.
What Is an Internet Sex Crime?
Internet sex crimes often involve online communication of a sexual nature
through chat rooms, social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram,
or online classifieds sites, such as Craigslist, among other channels.
Often, these offenses are illegal because they involve illicit communication
with, or exploitation of, a child.
Common internet sex crimes include:
Child pornography offenses: Possession and/or distribution of child pornography is a federal offense
and a felony. Child pornography is often shared through peer-to-peer networking.
“Sexting,” or the exchange of nude photos, may lead to a child
pornography charge if you are in possession of pictures of an individual
under the age of 18, even though the age of consent is 16 in Georgia.
Child enticement or solicitation: Georgia code § 16-6-5 makes it illegal to entice a child for indecent
purposes involving molestation or other lewd acts. This crime is usually
a felony, and punishable by more than 10 years in prison, up to 30 years.
Usually, it is proven by evidence of sexually explicit emails sent back
and forth between the adult and a minor. If the adult planned an in-person
meeting with the child, penalties increase.
Other charges: You may be charged with an internet sex crime for sexual exploitation
of a minor, electronically furnishing obscene material to minors and others.
Are you under investigation for internet sex crimes, or have you already
Contact us online or call (678) 829-2826 to speak to me, Andrew J. Richman, a criminal defense
attorney serving Dahlonega, Cumming, and the surrounding counties.