Our attorneys have a well earned statewide reputation for outstanding case results, which include a multitude of acquittals and dismissals for a variety of Internet sex crime charges.
As we have seen on many occasions, it is not uncommon for the police to overstep their authority and violate an individual's rights.
It is illegal for a person to communicate with a minor for immoral purposes. Immoral purposes are essentially communications of a sexual or obscene nature.
CMIP is a gross misdemeanor unless the communication takes the form of an electronic communication or the person charged has previously been convicted of CMIP or a felony sex offense. Both the gross misdemeanor and felony version of CMIP require registration as a sex offender.
Allegations of illegal behavior involving electronic communications, photography, or video can be some of the most damaging and difficult to address as these materials can be seized by law enforcement and become damaging evidence of a crime.
"Stings" created by law enforcement to trap individuals into criminal activity through use of electronic communication such as computer chat rooms and websites advertising sex with minors are prevalent and often high priorities for law enforcement.
While there are certain aspects of a physical affair, such as pregnancy and transmitting STDs, that aren't concerns with strictly emotional affairs, in all other aspects, both are considered equally devastating to relationships.