Rockville, Maryland Internet Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
At the Law Office of Michael S. Rothman, we defend individuals, organizations, and corporations accused of crimes or activities that may have been committed over the Internet, throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. If you have been accused of such a crime, much is at stake so it is important to act quickly. These matters involve complicated issues regarding proof, evidence, and possession. The sooner you can act to gather and secure evidence on your behalf, the stronger your defense.
For a free consultation in our Rockville law office, please call 301-251-9660 or contact me online. We believe that anyone accused of an Internet sex crime – regardless of age, race or sexual orientation – deserves to have their rights fully protected.
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Internet Sex Crimes
The number of incidents involving Internet sex crimes has grown tremendously over the last few years. This has occurred for a number of reasons: not only are more people using the Internet, but law enforcement and private organizations have become more active and vigilant in these areas. Since the late 1990s, our law office has handled many cases involving:
- Distribution or manufacture of pornography
- Online solicitation of a minor or someone believed to be a minor
- Internet fraud
- Distribution of unlawful images or content over the Internet
- Wrongful classifications on the Sex Offender Registry
An individual convicted of any of these crimes faces tough penalties that may include mandatory sex offender registration, large fines and lengthy prison time. With so much at stake, any individual accused of any one of these crimes deserves a defense. As a skilled criminal defense attorney, my office conducts a complete investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations. It is our goal to examine all potential defenses and explanations in order to build the strongest case for clients. Just because you have been charged with such a crime does not automatically translate into a conviction. Please take the time to call our office for an initial consultation. These cases are complicated and often involve difficult issues of proof and evidence.
Were You Targeted?
As technology changes, so do the tactics used by law enforcement. Our office prides itself on remaining current on the methods and technology that state and federal authorities use to target individuals suspected of committing of Internet sex crimes. The following are examples of situations in which someone may be wrongly accused of an Internet sex crime:
- A computer hard drive may contain evidence of child pornography, but it may have been accessed by someone other than the computer owner.
- Some Web sites install malicious software onto a user’s computer without them knowing. This software may contain illegal sexual content.
- Images may have been traded on a peer-to-peer network, leading to charges of distribution without client’s knowledge.
- Police officers pose as minors trying to lure adults into chat rooms to discuss activities or exchange files. There are many ways to protect yourself or defend yourself against such “entrapment.”
Contact a Maryland Defense Attorney
If you have been accused of an Internet sex crime, contact me as soon as possible. In a free consultation we can explain your options and begin the process of protecting your rights.