Internet Solicitation Of A Minor
Sometimes people make mistakes regarding their sexual lives, including mistakes that stem from childhood experiences that impact their adult sexuality. On the other hand, misunderstandings can occur in online environments. These problems can lead to criminal charges that call for the help of a defense attorney with relevant experience, a genuine desire to help and a track record of success in court.
I am Steven J. Sherlag, a Portland criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience in Oregon and vast trial experience in federal and state sex crimes cases. As your lawyer, I will make sure your legal rights are protected, and I will see to it personally that you reach the best possible outcome in your case.
Penalties For Convictions Are Often Severe
Internet solicitation of a minor is a serious crime. Typically, a person is charged after communicating with a federal agent or law enforcement officer posing as someone under the age of 18. If you are convicted soliciting a minor online, you face severe penalties such as:
- Incarceration, possibly including mandatory jail or prison time under federal law or Oregon’s Measure 11
- Large fines
- Damage to your personal and professional life
- Long-term sex offender registration, which can affect you for decades
If you have been accused of soliciting a minor — via a social media site or elsewhere on the internet — or you believe you are under investigation for an internet sex crime, you need the strongest defense representation you can get, right away. You need an attorney you can talk to, one who knows the law and who knows what options you have for resolving your case as favorably as possible.
Discreet, Professional And Nonjudgmental
I understand that any accusation of sexual misconduct can be incredibly embarrassing and worrisome. I will be discreet, professional and nonjudgmental as I help you navigate the legal system. I welcome the opportunity to help you find a solution.
Contact Me | The Consultation Is Free And Absolutely Confidential
I can provide clear answers to your questions about social media, chat room crimes and related matters. If you have made problematic choices related to sex, professional treatment is available in addition to excellent legal representation.