Internet Luring of a Child Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, Colorado
Internet Luring of a Child is a sex offense committed by an adult using a computer or other electronic devices to “chat”, exchange sexually explicit photographs or images with a minor under the age of 15 for the purpose of persuading the child to meet. The actual meeting does not have to take place.
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An example of Internet Luring 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. Both parties continue to “chat” about sexual activities. They agree to meet. The participant may not believe they are actually chatting with a child but in fact, they have taken the bait and are 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 believes they have enough evidence necessary to support an arrest. Under the guise of meeting the child, the task force officers arrange a meeting with the participant. He is met by police and arrested for Internet Luring of a Child and possibly other criminal charges.
These entrapments are conducted by special task forces equipped with sophisticated technology capable of tracing electronic communication to your computer or electronic devises. Law enforcement agencies work together locally and across state lines to identify arrest and prosecute alleged offenders.
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.
How I can help You
The frustration or humiliation 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 in my law firm.
If you have fallen victim to this Colorado scheme or you have been arrested for other types of internet computer crimes, DO NOT speak with the police. You may feel guilty, ashamed or embarrassed but DO NOT speak with anyone about this event. Call me first. Remember, everything and anything you say may be used against you in a court of law. I am here to protect you, your reputation and your livelihood.
Did the undercover agent lure you into committing a crime that you might otherwise not have committed? Did a “pop-up” ad show up on your screen and you inadvertently clicked on the wrong button to close shut it down. Did you believe you were really talking to a child? These are all defenses I will explore with you.
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Criminal Defense Attorney Philip M. Smith
I have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in my legal career including inappropriate sexual behaviors. As your attorney, I will make contact with law enforcement in your behalf. I will review the events surrounding your arrest and charges, all of the evidence, and witness statements. I will negotiate with the prosecutor to gain the best possible resolution to your case. As your criminal defense lawyer, I will provide aggressive and effective guidance through plea bargain or trial.
Prosecutors in Colorado will look at the intent of your actions and impose the strongest charges against you. Police forensic investigators are capable of recovering deleted material from hard drives and other devises seized 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.
Sentencing and Consequences
As with other sex offenses the consequences for internet crimes are complex and life changing. A charge of Internet Luring 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.
Contact My Law Office
If you are have been arrested or charged with a sex offense crime or if you have questions about Internet Crimes, I encourage you to contact me, Denver Colorado defense attorney Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.