Have You Been Caught in a Sex With a Minor Sting Operation?
Law enforcement actively seeks out people to charge with soliciting sex with a minor. In Florida alone, there are three task forces charged with conducting sting operations. These operations typically involve undercover police officers misrepresenting themselves as underage boys and girls on Backpage or Craigslist, as well as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and other social networks, as well as various chat rooms, tend to be the online locations for these sting operations.
Is This Entrapment?
One of the issues that always needs to be explored in these cases is whether the accused was entrapped by police officers. Entrapment is when police officers, such as those posing as minors in chat rooms and elsewhere online, induce a person to commit a crime that the person would have been unlikely to commit otherwise. This is a legitimate concern in cases of soliciting sex with a minor, and often a strong defense strategy.
Defending Soliciting Sex with a Minor Defense Strategies
While we will explore the issue of entrapment, it is only one defense strategy that we may employ to protect your rights. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the Internet sex crime case, reviewing chat transcripts and examining the evidence that the prosecution is using to build its case against you. We work hard to find the weaknesses.
Contact a Sex Crimes Attorney
If you have been accused of soliciting sex with a minor, you want a sex crimes attorney who will move forward with discretion and sensitivity, while aggressively attacking the charges against you. At The Umansky Law Firm, we have the experience to defend you. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.
To schedule a free initial consultation with a defense lawyer, contact us via e-mail or call (407) 228-3838.
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