Internet sex crimes are serious offenses in Texas that can have severe consequences, including prison time and registering as a sex offender. These criminal acts involve using the internet to commit illegal sexual activities or attempting to exploit minors online.
Common examples of internet sex crimes include:
- Possession and distribution of child pornography
- Online solicitation of a minor
- Revenge porn (the sharing of sexually explicit images without consent)
Viewing inappropriate content involving minors can still land you in legal trouble; merely possessing such material can constitute a felony offense. No matter what type of internet crime you are accused of committing, the charges should not be taken lightly.
Penalties for Internet Sex Crimes
The punishments for internet sex crimes in Texas can be severe. If convicted, penalties may include jail time, probation, hefty fines, and a requirement to register as a sex offender—likely for the rest of your life. A conviction could also have long-lasting effects on your personal life and career opportunities.
Contact a Lawyer for Help!
Internet sex crimes are complex matters and require experienced legal representation from someone who understands the nuances of this type of case.
An attorney with experience handling these specific types of cases will know how to build an effective defense strategy and can help you navigate the legal system. If you or a loved one have been accused of an internet sex crime in Texas, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away to ensure your rights are protected.
Rodriguez & Gimbert, P.L.L.C. can help. Contact us today to learn more about building your legal defense!