If you have been charged with an Internet sex crime, or if you believe you might be under investigation for activity on your computer, be sure to contact an attorney who has experience in both state and federal criminal law to represent you. Because these crimes could be prosecuted at either the state or federal level, you’ll need an advocate who can fight for you at both levels.
Remember that anything you view, do, or say online could be used against you. Internet sex crimes, such as online sexual exploitation of a child, luring and sexual corruption, and online human trafficking, are very serious charges that can have a devastating impact on your future.
Some Internet sex crimes are felonies that carry lengthy prison sentences. They also carry the requirement that you register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Lengthy sex offender treatment, loss of the right to spend time with your children, and long-term supervision may also be involved.
Defending yourself against Internet sex crimes can be challenging for a number of reasons, especially due to the stigma that comes with a charge. Many people accused of Internet sex crimes are unfairly viewed as “guilty until proven innocent,” which makes building a strong defense all the more important.
Have you been charged with an Internet sex crime? If so, you need to take immediate action to ensure that your rights are protected and that your future is safeguarded. At Siefman Law LLC, we have extensive experience handling sex crime cases, and we will adamantly fight your charges. Call us today at (503) 395-2135 to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your defense.
Why Clients Choose Siefman Law LLC
The Portland criminal defense attorneys at Siefman Law LLC will fight tirelessly to protect your rights. Our mission is to help you avoid the serious repercussions of a criminal conviction for a sex crime. Whether you have been charged child pornography, cyberstalking, or any other Internet sex crime, our experienced attorneys are ready to represent you. We have helped secure successful outcomes for clients in cases similar to yours.
At Siefman Law LLC, we are committed to conducting in-depth investigations into every client’s sex crime case. Our experienced Portland sex crimes attorneys work closely with experts who can evaluate the state’s evidence to determine its merit. We also work with skilled investigators who can locate witnesses and collect and preserve relevant evidence. We’ll provide comprehensive legal support throughout the entire process. Contact us today so we can get started on your case.
Types of Internet Sex Crimes
At Siefman Law LLC, our experienced Portland criminal defense lawyers possess the legal skill required to handle all types of Internet sex crimes, including:
- Cybersex crimes
- Online sexual solicitation
- Online solicitation of a minor
- Sending sexually explicit content to a minor
- Possession of child pornography
- Distribution of child pornography
- Human trafficking via the Internet
According to Oregon’s Measure 11, certain more serious Internet sex crime (e.g., use of child in display of sex act) convictions come with mandatory minimum sentencing requirements. This means that a judge cannot give a lesser sentence than what is mandated by Measure 11. Also, a convicted criminal’s sentence cannot be reduced for parole or good behavior.
If you have to serve a mandatory sentence in Oregon for an online sex crime, upon release, you may have to participate in a sex offender treatment program. Then, in accordance with Jessica’s Law, you will have to submit your information to the state so that your identifying information is publicly accessible in the Oregon sex offender registry. If you are required to register as a sex offender, your sex offender status will remain on your record for the rest of your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Siefman Law LLC, we get many questions from clients regarding sex crimes. Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions. If you have any questions about the sex crime you or a loved one has been charged with, contact our experienced attorneys at any time at (503) 395-2135.
I’m facing an Internet sex crime charges in Portland, what should I do?
If you are facing Internet sex offense charges in Portland, your first step should be to retain a Portland criminal defense lawyer who has experience successfully defending clients facing Internet sex crime charges. With the help of a skilled attorney, gather any evidence that could support your defense. Common forms of evidence in Internet sex crimes include video and photos. You should also get together any records and documents that could support your case. An example would be emails that show your innocence.
A list of witnesses who have information surrounding the alleged incident could also be critical to proving your case. Give your Portland criminal defense lawyer the contact information of people who may know something about your case. These individuals could support your alibi in court if necessary.
What should I not do if I’m facing Internet sex crime charges?
When facing Internet sex crime charges, do not contact the alleged victim. If you attempt to contact your accuser, you could be hit with harassment charges in addition to the Internet sex offense charges. Do not allow yourself to be questioned without the presence of an experienced Portland criminal defense lawyer. It is your lawyer’s duty to ensure that your rights are not being violated during the questioning process.
An attorney will also be able to advise you on which questions you should not answer. A lawyer will make sure that you are treated fairly. You should not allow law enforcement to look at your computer unless it is supported by a valid search warrant.
Contact Us For a Free Consultation
With Siefman Law LLC, your future is in good hands. Our Portland Internet sex crime lawyers have the skills and experience needed to help make a compelling argument in your case. Call our Portland criminal defense attorneys today at (503) 395-2135 to schedule a free initial consultation.