Being charged with a crime of any kind can be a devastating experience, but sex crimes, including internet sex crimes, are particularly devastating. Read on and reach out to a seasoned New Jersey internet sex crimes lawyer to learn about the three most common types of these crimes, the penalties you may face upon conviction, and how we can help you fight your charges at every turn.
The Three Most Common Internet Sex Crimes
The three most common internet sex crimes that we see are as follows:
1. Possession, Manufacturing, or Distribution of Child Pornography
If you possess, share, or watch any pornographic videos, images, or other pornography that involves anyone who is under 18 years old, you are committing a very serious crime in New Jersey. Even simply possessing child pornography can be enough to get you behind bars for years and force you to become a registered sex offender, which is why if you’re accused of any crime involving child pornography, the most important thing you can do is hire a seasoned New Jersey sex crimes attorney at once.
2. Revenge Porn
Revenge porn is another common internet sex crime, and it is when someone has or makes pornographic material without the permission of the subject of the pornographic material. This can include taking videos or pictures of someone who is naked, getting naked, or doing a sexual activity without them knowing. Also, even if the pornographic content was made with permission at some point, such as while a couple was together and engaging in consensual sexual activity, it can become revenge porn if someone keeps, uses, or shares it after breaking up. If you’re caught in possession of pornographic materials without a person’s consent, you risk facing a wide range of penalties, including high fines, jail time, and more.
Cyberstalking is when someone uses the internet or other technology to stalk someone else. This can include watching them through webcams without them knowing, using the internet to scare or blackmail them, and more. Generally speaking, cyberstalking is not a one-time thing, rather, it is persistent. Penalties for cyberstalking include but are not limited to jail time, high fines, and a criminal record.
The bottom line is that if you’re charged with any of the aforementioned, or any other sex crime for that matter, you need an attorney in your corner who can protect your reputation, freedom, and future. Fortunately, you are in the right place. Contact the Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri today so we can get started working on your case.