Virginia — Federal Attempted Enticement of a Minor

If you are a Virginia resident who has been arrested or charged with federal attempted enticement of a minor, you face devastating, lifelong consequences if convicted. With a reputation and future at stake, you require a seasoned criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in defending clients against serious federal crimes.

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A minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years in prison without parole, a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, and a maximum fine of $250,000 is only the beginning. Following a prison sentence, a set period or lifetime of supervised release will commence. It is necessary to entrust your rights and freedom to a skilled lawyer.

I am Charles L. Waechter, a criminal defense attorney with offices in Baltimore, Annapolis, Ocean City and Bel Air in Maryland. I offer you a free initial consultation to discuss your life-changing criminal charges.

Virginia Attorney Providing Defense Against Online Enticement Charges

18 U.S.C. § 2422(b) (US Code - Section 2422b): Coercion and enticement reads, in part:

Whoever, using the mail or any facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce, or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States knowingly persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any individual who has not attained the age of 18 years, to engage in prostitution or any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title and imprisoned for not less than five years and not more than 30 years.

Virginia state lines do not have to be crossed to make attempted enticement of a minor a federal offense. Other purported "egregious" factors can result in the federal government's involvement in your case. The need for immediate legal representation cannot be understated.

From the moment I take on your case, I review every detail surrounding your arrest. I work with the prosecutor and judge to negotiate reductions in the charges you face or work out a plea agreement. You will be kept up to date throughout every step as I diligently fight for your rights and a successful outcome.

Contact an Experienced Lawyer for Defense Against Federal Sexual Solicitation Charges

If you face federal attempted enticement of a minor charges, contact me, criminal defense attorney Charles L. Waechter, to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.