The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Cyber Crime Unit has federal taskforces that investigate internet crimes that take place across the country. Particularly, this unit investigates cases in which particular IP addresses (computer identification codes) download explicit material such as child pornography or engage in solicitation of minors in chat rooms and other forms of social media. You may currently be under investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force, which is an investigative network of more than 3,000 law enforcement agents charged with responding to crimes that take place over the internet in such places as online communication systems.
This crime can be charged as either a state or federal crime, but our firm is prepared to go to both state and federal court for our clients. Contact a Tampa internet sex crimes lawyer from our firm today to gain the help of experienced attorneys and a former Hillsborough County sex crimes prosecutor. Many times entrapment methods are used by law enforcement. When the unsuspecting defendant "falls" for the bait, he or she often had no idea that they were contributing to what police now call an offense. It has even been found that on some occasions, computers were taken out of the hands of the owner and a sex crime was committed in their absence. For these reasons amongst others, it is so important to hire an attorney that can competently represent you.
Sex crime convictions carry serious penalties and often can negatively affect those who are accused for the rest of their life. Extensive jail time and registration as a sex offender are only some of the mandatory penalties you may have to endure. The list on which you will have to register if you are convicted is viewable by the general public and may cost you your job and any future quality employment. If you have been charged with any of the following, speak with an attorney at your earliest convenience:
A skilled lawyer can fight to protect your future and your reputation from these highly sensitive charges. Contact a Tampa internet sex crimes attorney from our firm to review your case immediately.