Navigating the Legal Complexities of Online Solicitation of a Minor Charges

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Facing Online Solicitation of a Minor Accusations?

In an era where digital communication is ubiquitous, the charge of online solicitation of a minor stands as a significant legal battleground in Texas. Recognized as an internet sex crime, this offense encompasses actions where individuals 17 years or older electronically communicate sexually explicit content to minors. Given the gravity of such charges, aligning with seasoned criminal defense counsel is imperative to safeguard your rights and future.

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Understanding Online Solicitation of a Minor in Texas

Defined under Section 33.021 of the Texas Penal Code, online solicitation of a minor involves the electronic dissemination of sexually explicit material to individuals under 17 or believed to be under this age. This offense, framing a portion of internet-based child sex abuse allegations, underscores the wide-ranging nature of sex crimes in the digital domain, including illegal sexting when minors are involved.

Penalties for Online Solicitation of a Minor

Conviction for online solicitation in Texas can result in severe penalties, classified as either second-degree or third-degree felonies, with punishment ranging from 2 to 20 years in state prison. The introduction of Jessica’s Law has further escalated the severity of punishments for child sex crimes, emphasizing the critical need for a robust defense.

Comprehensive Defense for Complex Charges

The Barbieri Law Firm, steered by a board-certified criminal law specialist, brings decades of combined defense experience to the forefront of sex crime allegations. Our understanding of the intricacies of both state and federal laws governing online solicitation of a minor positions us to mount an aggressive defense tailored to the specifics of your case.

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With the stakes exceedingly high, our approach is meticulously planned and executed, drawing upon our rich background in sex crime defense. Our team, including a former sex crimes prosecutor, leverages this unique perspective to anticipate prosecutorial strategies, enabling us to counteract effectively and protect your interests vigorously.


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Initiate Your Defense with Barbieri Law Firm

If you're confronting online solicitation of a minor charges, the pathway to defending your name begins with choosing the right legal team. Barbieri Law Firm stands ready to delve into the complexities of your case, ensuring your defense is both comprehensive and compassionate.

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