Oakland Internet Sex Crimes Attorney
Internet & Computer Sex Crimes in East Bay, CA
Technology has enabled sex crimes to occur online. Individuals can search the web for child pornography, arrange for an escort service, or agree to meet a minor for sex. As such, California law enforcement officials and federal agents often set up undercover sting operations to catch individuals who are using the Internet to engage in illegal sexual activity.
If you have been arrested and charged with an Internet sex crime, your entire future and reputation are at stake. You will need an experienced and skilled Oakland internet sex crimes lawyer on your side to build a proven and formidable defense against these serious allegations. Without aggressive legal representation, you could find yourself behind bars and be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of your life.
There may be hope—award-winning Attorney Nabiel C. Ahmed has successfully defended hundreds of individuals, winning acquittals, dismissals, and reduced penalties, including for those accused of internet & computer sex crimes. You need a Oakland internet sex crimes lawyer who knows how to protect the rights of those accused of internet sex crimes.
Speak with the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed today when you call (510) 907-6600. We proudly help clients in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding areas!
Computer Sex Crimes in California
There are a variety of sex crimes that can occur on the Internet, and your future and your freedom depend largely on the charges that are filed against you and the age of the alleged victim at the time of the incident. Part of fighting these charges is delicately (but clearly) addressing the weaknesses in a sympathetic witness’ case—a skill our firm has developed and perfected over thousands of defense cases.
In general, sex crimes that involve minors are treated more harshly and result in stronger penalties.
- Internet Solicitation of a Minor for Sex
- Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Minor
- Distribution of Child Pornography
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Arranging to Meet a Minor for a Lewd Purpose
- Harmful Matter Sent to Seduce a Minor
- Child Exploitation
- Child Molestation
- Solicitation of a Prostitute
Internet Luring of Children
Prosecutors and law enforcement agents do not look favorably on individuals who are accused of being online sexual predators. Using the Internet to lure children for sexual purposes is against California Penal Code 288.4 and prosecuted harshly. Also known as "arranging to meet a minor for a lewd purpose", this crime is motivated by a sexual interest in children.
If you are convicted of this crime, you face the following penalties and consequences:
- Informal probation
- Up to 1 year in county jail
- Maximum $5,000 fine
- Lifetime sex offender registration
- Formal probation
- Up to 3 years in California State Prison
- Maximum $10,000 fines
- Lifetime sex offender registration
Defenses Against Internet Sex Crimes in California
In order to be convicted of an Internet sex crime, the prosecution must prove that you willfully and intentionally broke the law. If you were unaware that the individual you were meeting was a minor or if the minor misrepresented himself or herself, then your attorney may be able to have the charges against you dismissed.
If you were arrested as a part of sting operation, then your Oakland internet sex crimes lawyer may be able to argue entrapment. It is important to consult with an experienced sex crimes attorney immediately upon arrest so that your attorney can begin to investigate the incident and expose the weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you.
Sadly, many individuals who are arrested for Internet sex crimes are innocent. Many times it was another individual who downloaded child pornography on their computer without their knowledge. Perhaps you mistakenly downloaded an image you did not mean to download or arranged to meet someone you thought was older.
No matter how bleak your future looks, there are ways to beat these serious charges. If you are already detained, we are also available for phone consultations and jail interviews.
Call our Oakland internet sex crimes attorney at (510) 907-6600 for a consultation and to start building a solid defense against these serious sex crime charges.
"Better Than Expected Result"Mr. Ahmed did his thing to make sure I did not spend one day in jail! His ability to explain everything along the way really helped through this stressful episode.- Francisco C.
"Understands and Has Great Communication"He worked hard and diligently while going the extra mile. He was patient and caring during my ordeal and even followed up and checked on me afterwards.- Adarice
"Huge Help to Me and My Family"Nabiel was able to negotiate a great plea and avoid serious charges. This was especially important since we were looking at significant charges despite this being a first offense.- Alex G.
"I recommend Nabiel over the rest!"Mr Ahmed is a very knowledgeable attorney. He went above and beyond to help me with my case. He also gave me sound advice and went over my options.- Marshall