Federal and local law enforcement agencies have significantly increased their efforts to combat crimes that are committed with the use of the internet and computers. Among these cyber-crimes, sex crimes, including internet solicitation of a minor, have become a large target for sting operations and ruthless prosecution.
If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with online solicitation, charges will most likely be filed under Kansas Statutes § 21-5509, or electronic solicitation. This offense consists of the use of any electronic communication to entice or solicit an underage person to commit or submit to an unlawful sexual act. Kansas law also includes the use of chat rooms, e-mails and text messaging in internet solicitation offenses. If the child is over the age of 14 but less than 16, charges are severity level 3 person felonies, and when a child is under the age of 14 convictions will result in a severity level 1 person felony.
While these crimes do carry with them numerous inherent difficulties, an experienced and knowledgeable Johnson County sex crime attorney can effectively manage and tackle any complications that may arise. Our firm also remains intent on ensuring that you are kept well informed throughout legal proceedings and that all potential options and possibilities are weighed and exhausted before committing to one plan of action.
At Garretson & Toth, LLC, our legal team places a firm emphasis on maintaining, defending and enforcing the rights of the clients we represent. All sex crimes require resourceful legal representation, but charges of internet solicitation also necessitate a strong familiarity with internet sex crimes and cyber-crime. With a large part of our efforts dedicated to defending those accused of sex crimes and a successful trial practice in our arsenal, our firm has the ability to guide you through your criminal case. Contact Garretson & Toth, LLC today.