San Antonio criminal defense attorney Dayna L. Jones has represented several clients facing charges involving internet/cyber crimes in both state and federal court. Technology has rapidly expanded the way that we receive and distribute information and instantaneously we can communicate with anyone in the world. This cyberspace forum has also provided a means to share and receive illegal material readily available as well and prosecutor’s in both state and federal courts have pushed inter/cyber crimes to the front of their dockets.
Internet/Cyber crimes include various kinds of unlawful actions, including:
- Online Solicitation of a Minor
- Possession, Receipt or Distribution of Child Pornography
- Identity Theft
- Credit Card Abuse
Internet Sex Crimes
The most common type of internet/cyber crimes are internet sex crimes, especially cases involving children. What we do in the privacy of our own home is not always private when it involves the internet. Because children are involved in many internet sex crimes, prosecutors and law enforcement frequently and aggressively prosecute cases involving sexual exploitation of children. The most common cases of this area of internet crimes are possession, receipt or distribution of child pornography. A conviction for any internet sex crime can carry a long prison sentence as well as other harsh collateral consequences such as being required to register as a sex offender.
With social media sites such as Facebook and MySpace and other types of online chat rooms, online solicitation of minor has become a commonly prosecuted case. Online solicitation can also involve sexual assault of a child if you meet and have sex with the underage person.
Due to the nature of these types of cases and society’s view of adults who sexually abuse children, even being accused of this type of crime can place a heavy burden on your professional and personal life. Relationships can be ruined and you may lose your job just for being arrested.
Attorney Dayna L. Jones is sensitive to her client’s privacy when they are faced with these types of charges. The issues involved in a computer crimes case can also be complex. You need an attorney who knows the law and the technical aspects involved in a computer crime case to aggressively defend you. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for an internet sex crime, it is important to speak with a lawyer immediately. Contact the Law Office of Dayna L. Jones at (210) 255-8525 to speak with the attorney regarding your case.