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The Internet creates a false sense of security and anonymity. Many people do not realize that law enforcement officers have the tools and technology necessary to investigate and prosecute online sex crimes. In Florida, prosecutors take such crimes very seriously. The penalties for a conviction can include a lengthy prison sentence and mandatory registration as a sex offender.
Regardless of the circumstances of your case, you deserve experienced criminal defense representation. At Dobson, Davis & Smith, a criminal defense firm in Tallahassee, our Internet sex crime defense attorneys have more than 80 years of combined experience. Our backgrounds in prosecution and law enforcement enhance our ability to protect clients' rights. We know how the prosecution, judge and jury approach these cases. We draw on extensive insights to effectively navigate the justice system.
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Internet sex crime charges generally fall under two major categories: solicitation of a minor and child pornography charges.
Leon County Attorneys Handling Online Solicitation Charges
Online solicitation of a minor is an increasingly common offense. Television shows such as To Catch A Predator have spurred concerted initiatives in investigating and prosecuting such conduct. Florida police departments often conduct sting operations to root out these offenses, posing as minors in online chat forums or social networking platforms. These operations sometimes raise entrapment issues. If the undercover officer ensnared you into doing something you wouldn't have otherwise done, entrapment may be a viable defense.
Our legal team examines every sex crime defense case with a meticulous attention to detail. We leave no stone unturned in identifying holes in the state's arguments and evidence. Our diligent work ethic has earned us a proven track record of successes.
Child Pornography Charges
Downloading, possessing or distributing child pornography is a felony offense. The state must prove that you knew the files were on your computer. These charges thus often require detailed, technical evidence regarding the source and transmission of the files.
At Dobson, Davis & Smith, our attorneys have handled numerous cases involving complex, multi-count child pornography charges. We work with computer forensic experts to build the strongest possible case.
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To arrange a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, contact Dobson, Davis & Smith at 850-270-0412 or toll free at 888-339-2943. We offer standard weekday appointments as well as after-hours appointments by request.