Online Solicitation of a Minor
Considering the current political climate and the controversial nature of sexual crimes in general, being accused of such an offense can be life changing. Even if an individual is innocent of a sexual crime, an accusation can immediately have serious negative ramifications on your social, professional and financial health. The stigma involved can be suffocating, and the potential cost can be massive.
Subjective arguments and snap judgments guarantee that this process will be a long and difficult one. The unfortunate truth is that individuals accused of sexual offenses have very few options. Very few will be on your side and public opinion will likely sour if this issue continues. In situations like this, it is quite easy to give in to aggressive and intimidating prosecution and lose your desire to fight hard against the allegations.
Even with the odds stacked against you, the legal counsel of a qualified criminal defense attorney can make all the difference, possibly leading to a favorable outcome to this nightmarish scenario. An attorney will be able to argue on your behalf while vetting the process that led you to your current precarious legal footing. With such a serious accusation, it is vital that you take every precaution necessary to protect your name and future.
Las Vegas Online Solicitation of a Minor Attorney
The penalties for a crime that is sexual in nature in Las Vegas can include jail, fines and required registration as a sex offender. There are simply too many negatives involved to take this situation lightly. With a Las Vegas sex crimes attorney, you can refute the claims made and seek a fair resolution to this stressful problem.
Joel Mann has the experience and legal understanding necessary to represent you in a manner that both denies the allegations and challenges every aspect of the case against you. Taking a proactive and logical approach to his defense strategies, Joel analyzes every aspect of your case for holes in the prosecution's argument. This exhaustive and detail-oriented representation allows Joel and staff to develop the strongest possible defense for your particular legal situation.
Committed to his clients, Joel's primary concern is your constitutional rights. If your rights are not protected during the criminal process, the legal system has failed. He holds law enforcement and the justice system responsible for their actions and will immediately attack if he sees anything that can be construed as a violation of your right or a mistake in the proper criminal procedure.
This dedication to providing excellent client service extends to all individuals and families throughout Las Vegas and Clark County in Nevada. This includes the cities of North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin and Paradise City, among others.
Joel offers free and confidential consultations to go over your online solicitation case with him at the firms Las Vegas office. To schedule a time to discuss the details of the allegation, please call $phone or send an online message today.
Online Solicitation of a Minor under Nevada Law
According to NRS §201.560, a person commits the crime of luring a child if the person knowingly contacts or communicates with or attempts to contact or communicate with:
(A) A child who is less than 16 years of age and who is at least 5 years younger than the person with the intent to persuade, lure or transport the child away from the child’s home or from any location known to the child’s parent or guardian or other person legally responsible for the child to a place other than where the child is located, for any purpose:
- Without the express consent of the parent or guardian or other person legally responsible for the child; and
- With the intent to avoid the consent of the parent or guardian or other person legally responsible for the child; or
(B) Another person whom he or she believes to be a child who is less than 16 years of age and at least 5 years younger than he or she is, regardless of the actual age of that other person, with the intent to persuade or lure the person to engage in sexual conduct.
A person who violates or attempts to violate the law against solicitation of a minor through the use of a computer, system or network with the intent to engage in sexual conduct with the child is guilty of a category B felony. Whoever is convicted of this crime shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 10 years and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $10,000.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Clark County Online Solicitation of a Minor Arrest Lawyer
If you have been charged with online solicitation of a minor or luring a child, now is the time to begin defending your name and freedom with the help of a capable Nevada Sexual Crimes Attorney. Joel Mann has extensive experience in these types of cases and will use this legal understanding to your benefit. He aggressively defends his clients and provides a level of service that enables you to feel confident and in control during a worrisome and highly stressful period of your life.
Taking a fact-based approach that is predicated on evidence, Joel is able to cut through the subjective statements and snap judgments commonly made by law enforcement and others during a solicitation allegation, allowing for a more fair and just legal process. In a controversial situation such as this one, having an advocate who is unwilling to bend to abuses of power and public opinion is essential in finding a favorable solution, and Joel Mann is ready and willing to help you fight the charges and move on from this unfortunate scenario.
To schedule a risk-free consultation to go over your solicitation case with Joel Mann to see what your legal options are, please call (702) 474-6266 or send an online message today. The firm focuses on providing a quick response to your legal inquiries.