I’ve Been Accused of an Internet Sex Crime in New Jersey. What Should I Do?

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Whenever anyone is accused of a crime, they have a lot on the line. We at the Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri understand just how frightening it can be to face criminal charges, especially when a person is wrongfully accused, and we are here to do everything in our power to fight those charges at every turn. If you’re accused of an internet sex crime, the penalties you may face can impact your life for years down the road, and you mustn’t proceed without a competent New Jersey sex crimes attorney in your corner. Our legal team is on your side. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

What qualifies as an internet sex crime in New Jersey?

To start, there is a wide range of crimes that can technically fall under the blanket term of an internet sex crime. Some of the most common internet sex crimes that we see are those involving child pornography (either the possession, manufacturing, or distribution of it), revenge porn, and cyberstalking. Cyberstalking is when a person uses the internet and technological devices (Ring doorbells, Alexa, laptops, iPhones, etc. to stalk and spy on others. Regardless of the purpose of cyberstalking (simply to watch or to blackmail another person), if convicted, you can expect to face various penalties. On the other hand, revenge porn involves either obtaining or creating pornography without the consent of the subject. Even if there was consent at the time the pornography was created, if you then broke up with the individual, for example, and kept/distributed the pornography after there was no longer consent, you may face criminal charges.

What are the penalties a person can face for an internet sex crime?

You should understand that the penalties for an internet sex crime are very severe and can permanently impact a person’s life. In most cases, an internet sex crime, especially a more severe one, such as a crime involving child pornography, will likely warrant years of incarceration, high fines, and the requirement to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. Don’t face these charges without a competent and aggressive legal advocate in your corner. Our legal team has fought on behalf of countless individuals who’ve been wrongfully accused of sex crimes over the years, and we’re prepared to fight for you as well.

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