Online Solicitation of a Minor in Maryland
Accusations of online solicitation of a minor can result in not only criminal charges and severe consequences, but also permanent damage to your reputation. The allegations of a high-profile crime leave you stigmatized and presumed guilty in the court of public opinion. Immediate help from an attorney is vital to protect your rights and secure the best resolution.
Charged With Online Solicitation in Baltimore? Charles L. Waechter Can Help.
Charges of online solicitation are life-changing and serious crimes. I respond to those accusations with aggressive representation. At the Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter, I get to the facts of your case and work hard to have the charges reduced or negotiate a plea agreement. If your case goes to trial, I will vigorously litigate, bringing more than 35 years of experience in defending clients charged with a sex offense.
An Experienced Internet Sex Crime Defense Attorney
According to Maryland Criminal Law Article, § 3-324, solicitation can take many forms. However, if you are charged with using a computer or the Internet to “knowingly solicit a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a minor, to engage in activities that would be unlawful for the person to engage in,” you face serious charges if the solicitation originated or was received in the state.
A felony conviction can lead to a prison sentence not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both. Following your release, you also face supervised release that could last a lifetime.
As your attorney, I will review all evidence against you and identify evidence that should be excluded. My experience has allowed me to anticipate and counter the tactics of the state. Those strategies coupled with dedicated advocacy help me to protect your rights, reputation and future.
Contact an Experienced Sexual Solicitation Defense Lawyer — Call 877-695-1576
If you face online sexual solicitation of a minor charges, contact me, criminal defense attorney Charles L. Waechter, to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.