Few other charges are as serious as a sex crime. A conviction can result in years in prison. In addition to criminal punishment, people convicted of Internet sex crimes face a lifetime of restrictions on where they can live, where they can work and with whom they can interact, among many other things. A convicted sex offender may be placed on parole supervision for life and be required to register in accordance with Megan’s Law.
At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, we represent clients charged with internet sex crimes throughout northern New Jersey and the New York City metro area. As experienced sex crimes lawyers and former prosecutors, we work hard to make sure that your rights are protected and to minimize the impact of the charge as much as possible.
We Can Help
We understand the sensitive nature of these charges. We know that the accusation alone is enough to damage your reputation and affect your life. We can help.
We will meet with you and analyze the facts of your particular case. We will identify the factual and legal issues that will be important in your defense.
Many people charged with internet sex crimes or internet pornography charges have never been in trouble with the law. They never considered the possibility that someone in law enforcement was monitoring their online conversations or viewing images that they stored or sent via the internet. We will thoroughly review the details of the case and aggressively defend your interests.
Our law firm represents clients charged with a wide range of internet sex crimes, including:
- Child pornography distribution
- Possession of child pornography (“kiddie porn”)
- Sexual solicitation of a minor on the internet (internet solicitation of a minor)
- Child molestation
- Sexual assault of a minor
- Statutory rape
- Endangering the welfare of a child
- Luring a minor
Sex Offender Registration
If convicted of a sex offense or an internet sex crime, you may be required to register as a Megan’s Law sex offender. This means that your name and picture may be listed on the internet and you may have to regularly notify your local police department that you are a convicted sex offender. Some convicted sex offenders have their names distributed to local schools and community centers. We can help protect your privacy. In New Jersey, we can represent your interests at a hearing which determines the level of registration required.
Our sex crime attorneys are experienced at arguing on behalf of clients at Megan’s Law hearings. If Megan’s Law applies to one of our clients, we fight for the lowest possible level of community notification and to minimize registration requirements.
Internet Sex Crime Defense
Internet sex crime cases are very fact specific. Prosecutors need solid and convincing evidence to convict a person of the charge. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable about the working of undercover stings that often result in criminal charges. We thoroughly evaluate the case for defense opportunities:
- Did our client know the person on the other end of the chat session was posing as a minor?
- Did the client agree to meet the minor, but then never showed up for the meeting?
- Did someone other than the accused offender have access to the computer?
- Does the material on the computer belong to someone else?
- Was a client charged with the distribution of child pornography even though no prohibited images were sent via the internet?
- Are the children in the images older than 16?
Get The Help You Need Today
If you have been charged with an internet sex crime, you need an aggressive attorney to protect your rights and future. Contact our firm by calling or by completing our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation about your criminal defense. We have locations in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx.