Internet Exploitation of a Child Attorney in Denver, Colorado
Internet Exploitation of a Child is the use of the internet, text, or telephone for the purposes of transmitting sexually suggestive photos or images by an person who knowingly invites and entices a child at least four years younger and under the age of 15 to communicate. Charges will be brought if it is alleged there was communication with the child with the intent to expose or describe sexually explicit acts with the intent to observe the sexual acts via computer, telephone, text (sexting) or other electronic device.
Philip M. Smith • Attorney At Law • Denver, Colorado
Internet Exploitation of a Child
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An example of Internet Exploitation might be an adult engaging in online chat room conversations of a sexual nature with a consenting “adult” who eventually reveals they are underage. As the conversation and relationship develops, sexually graphic material and revealing photographs are exchanged by sexting with the use of a smart phone. The participant doesn’t isn’t convinced he is talking to a child but he has taken bait and is now a casualty of a sting operation.
By this time law enforcement has completed their sting masquerading as a minor child under the age of 15 and believe there is sufficient evidence necessary to support an arrest.
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Criminal Defense Attorney Philip M. Smith
Special Task Forces state and nationwide have set up “sting operations” where they masquerade as a minor, posting suggestive messages in chat rooms. Their intent is to engage unsuspecting adults to talk about sexual activity, exchange sexually graphic photographs or texts, or agree to meet with a minor.
If you have fallen victim to this scheme, DO NOT speak with the police, Call me Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900. Remember, everything and anything you say may be used against you. I am here to protect you, your reputation and your livelihood.
How I can help You
The frustration or embarrassment of being accused of a sex crime involving a minor child is understandable. You can be assured you will be not be judged but treated with the utmost courtesy and confidentiality as a client in my law firm.
If you are being investigated or charged with internet sex crimes that relate to child pornography in Colorado you may be contacted by law enforcement first by phone or in writing/email stating that you have been actually communicating with a police officer, not the person you thought. Make no statements and DO NOT make a confession expecting any leniency.
Philip M. Smith has over 35 years of legal experience
as a judge, district attorney, and a private attorney
practicing in all areas of criminal defense law.
I have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in my career involving inappropriate sexual behaviors. As your attorney, I will initiate contact with law enforcement in your behalf. I will review the events surrounding your arrest and charges, examine the evidence, and witness statements. I will negotiate with the prosecutor to gain the best possible resolution to your criminal case. As your criminal defense lawyer, I will provide aggressive and effective defense regardless if this matter results in a plea bargain or goes to trial.
Upon lawful seizure, police forensic investigators are capable of recovering evidence including deleted material from hard drives and other devises collected during the arrest, search, and seizure. I will employ private investigators and expert computer forensic specialists to examine the evidence and determine if it supports the allegations. We must explore every possible weakness in their case. Prosecutors will look at the intent of your actions and impose the strongest criminal charges against you.
Sentencing and Consequences
As with other sex offenses the consequences for internet crimes are complex and life changing. A charge of Internet Exploitation of a Child may result in:
• Class 4 Felony with a presumptive sentence of 2 years to life in prison.
• Class 4 Felony with probation for an indeterminate period of at least 10 years.
• Class 2 or 3 Felony with a presumptive sentence of 20 years to life in prison.
This charge is subject to mandatory sentencing provisions. These provisions include indeterminate or lifetime sentences. If convicted you are facing prison time, probation, and fines. You are subject to protection orders restricting you from any contact with children including your own, mandatory sex offender treatment, polygraphs, plethysmorgraphs PPG, and other testing. Use of computers and electronic devices will be restricted and supervised by Probation. Sex Offender Registration may be required. Juvenile cases are subject to juvenile sentencing schedules.
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If you are have been arrested or charged, or if you have questions about Internet Crimes, I encourage you to contact me, Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.