Sex crimes, especially internet sex crimes, are surrounded with serious stigma. Internet sex crimes often receive heavy media attention, especially when the perpetrator is a teacher, politician, or other publically known member of society. Even if the court finds you innocent, the public may form their own opinions based on what they see in the media. Sex crime allegations can do serious damage to your reputation and prospects for the future.
Further, if convicted, you will likely have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Protecting yourself by seeking legal counsel should be one of the first actions you take if you are accused of an internet sex crime.
Types of Internet Sex Crime
Consequences for internet sex crimes can include incarceration, probation, fines, and counseling. In addition, joining the registry of sex offenders may impact your ability to gain employment or housing. Internet sex crimes include, but are not limited to:
- Possessing or distributing child pornography
- Exchanging sexually explicit messages with minors
- Endorsing sex trafficking or prostitution
- Arranging a meeting with a minor for sexual activity
If you are accused of an internet sex crime, your personal freedom, career, home, relationships, and finances may be at risk. Working with an attorney to build an effective defense can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Contact a Dallas Internet Sex Crimes Attorney
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, we are prepared to work tirelessly to protect your rights and build a strong defense for your case. Our attorneys have experience defending individuals accused of sex crimes and know what it takes to effectively represent people facing internet sex crime charges. To speak with our legal team about the details of your case, call our office at (214) 845-7007.