Solicitation of a minor occurs when an adult engages in sexually explicit communication with someone under the age of 18. This may be oral or written communication, or online solicitation of a minor, such as through email, chat rooms, social networking sites, or other sites.
The term “solicitation” refers to requesting, making an attempt or asking for something. Therefore, an individual does not have to have followed through with any acts of a sexual nature to be charged with solicitation of a minor. In fact, approaching a child near a school or at a mall can be considered such a crime if the facts are misconstrued.
Penalties for solicitation of a minor can be severe. These can include prison sentences, heavy fines, and sex offender registration. You may also have a difficult time finding a job or place to live following a conviction. Such a conviction will likely have a significant impact on your life and various future prospects.
If you have been charged with solicitation of a minor, you should engage experienced representation who can provide skilled representation in defending your case. Attorney Ned Barnett is committed to aggressively protecting the rights of his clients at every step of the legal process.
A conviction for solicitation of a minor carries serious consequences. If you are facing these grave charges, Mr. Barnett can provide skilled representation in forming the best possible legal defense strategies.
Attorney Ned Barnett is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has over 25 years of experience as a practicing attorney. This experience extends beyond being a proven criminal defense lawyer, also including his background as both a state and federal prosecutor. Ned will give you the strong legal advocacy you need to vigorously defend you and increase your chances of achieving the best outcome possible.
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