Salt Lake City Utah Enticing a Minor Over the Internet Attorney
Enticing a minor involves the knowing use, or the knowing attempt to use, the internet or text messaging to solicit, seduce, lure, or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.
At Utah Defenders, we are Utah criminal defense attorneys. We understand the nuances of charges involving enticing a minor and we understand how best to defend against such charges.
In Utah, enticing a minor over the internet or via text messaging is a serious offense that carries, in many instances, felony penalties. Chat rooms, text messaging, and social networking have opened up the world to everyone, including minors, i.e., those under 18 years of age. Minors are everywhere on the web and will quickly engage in harmless flirting, just for fun, with adults. It is illegal, however, to make sexual advances to minors over the internet or text messaging. If the State of Utah is alleging that you have enticed a minor you will want the strength of Utah Defenders behind you from the get-go.
Internet Activity is not Anonymous
Many people fall into the trap of enticing a minor because they believe their internet activity is anonymous. That is simply not the case. In fact, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Internet, which covers multiple jurisdictions including Utah, uses technology which can trace and pinpoint internet offenses. Thus, internet activity can be reliably traced in many instances and can even be traced back to a specific person in many cases, but to do so requires thorough evidence, which is why you need the experienced Utah criminal defense attorneys at Utah Defenders to make sure the State proves beyond a reasonable doubt that any such internet activity of which the State is accusing you was indeed your internet activity.
The criminal defense lawyers at Utah Defenders will protect all of your rights. We are committed to protecting the rights of everyone accused of criminal charges by the State. If you have been accused of enticing a minor over the internet or text messaging in Utah, call us at 801.618.1334 to secure your criminal defense attorneys.
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