A conviction for an Internet sex crime in Florida is a serious matter, and can have long-reaching impact on a person's career. It can be difficult to overcome any negative stigma or public reaction to an arrest -- even in the event the charges are later dropped or if a person is found not guilty.
Anyone facing sex crime charges needs to be sure they are fully informed of their rights and options under the law. With the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, a strong defense can be prepared. For example, the arrest record may reveal potential areas of defense. If the arrest was made in connection with a sting, an attorney can determine whether the defense of entrapment or procedural challenges may be available.
If you are facing charges for an Internet sex crime like online solicitation, remember that an indictment and allegations are not the last word in a criminal defense matter. The right attorney can craft a defense strategy which will insist on any applicable procedural protections and hold prosecutors to their burden of proof.
Source: Count on 2 News, "Man charged with soliciting 40 women online, including minor," Michele Sobel, Sept. 26, 2012
· Our firm handles similar situations to the one discussed in this post. If you would like to learn more about our practice, please visit our Orlando Internet Sex Crimes page.