Sexting Is More Serious Than You Think
While it is widely known that solicitation of minors over the Internet is a crime, many people do not realize that sexting is also a crime. If you have been charged with sending erotic text messages or photographs to a minor through a cell phone or computer, you face serious consequences that may haunt you for the rest of your life.
At Schwartz Law Firm in Farmington Hills, we provide aggressive defense for individuals who have been charged with sexting and other related crimes. Our criminal defense attorneys take the time to truly understand each case and build a strong defense for our clients. Our goal is to reduce the impact of the charge on your future.
What Is Sexting?
Sexting involves sending sexually explicit messages or nude or seminude photographs through text message or e-mail. The act becomes a crime when the sender or the receiver is a minor. Many people charged with this crime, officially referred to as dissemination of sexually explicit materials to minors, are high school students in relationships. When the minors' parents become upset, criminal charges can be filed.
While sexting may seem like a strange offense, the courts are taking the situation seriously. The accused can be charged with child pornography, which is a felony offense. If convicted, the individual can face mandatory sex offender registration, spend time behind bars, pay excessive fines or complete probation. Whether you are an adult or a minor accused of dissemination of sexually explicit materials to a minor, it is critical that you hire a skilled Michigan defense lawyer to aggressively fight the charge.
Focused on Your Future
Our Oakland County law firm understands the nature of these sex crimes, as well as the circumstances in which they frequently occur. As your attorneys, we will thoroughly review all evidence against you and identify any weaknesses in the prosecution's argument, which may include flawed evidence or improper execution of search warrants. Rest assured, we will leave no stone unturned in defending you.
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your criminal defense issue, contact our lawyers. We return all phone calls promptly, can travel to meet with clients and offer evening and weekend appointments if necessary. We serve clients in Detroit and the surrounding communities.