Accused Of Solicitation Of A Minor For Sex?
Soliciting a minor for sex is a serious felony offense in Texas that can result in a lengthy prison sentence with a sex offender registration requirement for persons convicted of the offense.
Although the offense can happen in the real world, most criminal cases of this nature are derived from online interactions over the internet involving minors and adults.
If you were charged with a sex crime involving a child, you’ll need a staunch defense attorney on your side who knows what he’s doing.
Solicitation Of A Minor For Sex & Texas Law
The criminal offense of “Solicitation of a Minor for Sex” is defined by Title 7 of the Texas Penal Code, which is entitled “Offenses Against Property.” Wherein, it defines Solicitation of a Minor for Sex as any communication between a minor and an adult that can be construed as sexual in nature.
The offense occurs if the adult intentionally communicates with a child in any sexually explicit manner by using any form of media. Media can include the use of verbal, audio, written, imagery or video means depicting any form of sexually explicit content, suggestions or requests.
Using digital means to schedule meetings with children, or persons who could be classified as minors, which involve sexual intentions of any form, are also crimes in the state of Texas. These are serious felony offenses that can result in prison sentencing of multiple years, massive fines and the dreaded sex offender registration requirement.
Criminal Penalties If Convicted
Any offense for solicitation of a minor for sex is at least a Third-Degree Felony offense, which is punishable by a prison sentence of two to 10 years with a fine of up to $10,000.00. If the target of the solicitation was under 14 years of age, the charge will be classified as a Second-Degree Felony offense, which is punishable by a prison sentence ranging from two to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.00.
Contact Paul as soon as possible if you have any questions about how he can affect a positive result in your case.
Contact Attorney Paul Morgan Right Away For Tough Defense
Houston criminal justice attorney Paul Morgan is known and respected for his tactful means of handling cases that average criminal defense lawyers might consider impossible.
If you’re in the midst of a vigorous prosecution for a sex crime involving a child, you’ll need swift, effective and smart legal representation to stand a chance against the state of Texas.
Paul Morgan Law Office, PLLC, offers free consultations, detailed case reviews and professional, high-quality legal representation for all clients.