Defending Against Online Solicitation Charges
Law enforcement is becoming increasingly aggressive in making arrests for online solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes. Many arrests are the result of sting operations and may involve issues of entrapment. If you find yourself caught up on these charges, it’s important to put your case in the hands of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The potential consequences include substantial prison time and lifetime sex offender registration.
At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we understand how an arrest for online solicitation of a minor can affect your future. What started out as an encounter in a chat room or social networking site may have led to a conversation you never intended to have. Suddenly you are in a fight for your life.
If you learn that you are under investigation for online solicitation of a minor, call our office in Bridgeport at 203-371-1000 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Protecting Your Rights And Your Future
Police officers monitor chat rooms and social networking sites such as Facebook for crimes such as online solicitation. Many represent themselves to be younger than 17 years of age and attempt to set up meetings for sex. If you have been arrested in an Internet sting, our lawyers can help determine if entrapment is a defense. Our lawyers will focus on strategies to preserve your rights and dignity both now and in the future. Whatever the circumstances of your arrest, we work toward your best possible outcome. Many cases involving Internet solicitation of minors can be resolved without a conviction or reduced to an offense that does not involve prison or sex offender registration.