Los Angeles Sexting Crime Attorney
Sex Crime Defense Lawyers in Los Angeles County
Sexting is a relatively new crime that refers to sending sexually suggestive
or pornographic images through text message or email. While this may seem
like a silly offense, judges throughout the country, including in Los
Angeles, are taking this offense very seriously.
It is important that your child understand the serious implications that
can result from sending and sharing explicit images. Some prosecutors
are even charging people with dissemination of
child pornography (in cases in which the subject in the image is a minor). This can have
severe consequences for a teenager who merely thought they were playing
a joke or who wanted send a "special" picture to their boyfriend
Understanding Sexting Charges
If your child is accused of distributing or producing child porn, they
face criminal charges that can be very grave. Child pornography can be
charged when the images or videos involved in the offense include a visual
depiction of a child under the age of 18 years old engaged in sexual activity
or that is graphic in nature.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, the District Attorney's
Office could decide to charge a minor for producing child pornography
(if they sent explicit images or videos of themselves) or distributing
child pornography (if they shared the pornographic materials with friends
or peers). Penalties are influenced by the specific situation, but conviction
can result in incarceration in a state prison or county jail, heavy fines,
register as a sex offender.
Sexting & Child Porn
Child pornography is a felony offense, which means that any person found
sexting pictures or images of people under the age of 18, even if the
defendant is a minor themselves, can have devastating impact upon a teen's
life. If your son or daughter is facing sexting charges, it's important
to contact a sex crimes defense attorney at Okabe & Haushalter right away.
The penalties of conviction will severely affect your child's freedoms
and future opportunities, especially if the sentence includes mandatory
registration as a sex offender. Being included in this registry will have
incredible harm upon your child's life, and they will be wrongfully
branded as a sexual predator for the rest of their life, which is why
you cannot risk their case in the hands of an inexperienced and uncaring
defender. You need the defense of a
Los Angeles sex crime attorney that is known for providing relentless advocacy and effective representation
for their clients.
Enlist Okabe & Haushalter!
We focus a large majority of our criminal defense practice on sex crimes
defense, and have helped clients of all walks of life fight their sex
crimes charges. We understand what is involved in defending someone accused
of a sex crime, and know how to best approach the case. You can trust our
dedicated defense team to ensure no aspect of the case is left unaddressed, and that an aggressive
and strong defense is prepared.
At our firm, we are whole-heartedly committed to making sure sexting charges
do not escalate into a conviction of any kind. We know the toll a sex
crimes conviction will take on your child's life, and will ensure
every possible measure is taken to resolve the case successfully.