Contact an experienced Defense Attorney from Viacava & Cantor if you have been arrested for Solicitation of a Minor in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda.
If you have been arrested for Solicitation of a Minor in Southwest Florida more likely than not you were targeted as part of a undercover sting operation either by local law enforcement or local law enforcement in cooperation with federal law enforcement agencies such as the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security. The Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyers at Viacava & Cantor have the experience you will require in your lawyer to get you the result you desire on your Solicitation of a Minor case. While we will need to sit down with you and discuss the particular facts of your specific case entrapment issues often exist in Solicitation of a Minor, Travelling to Meet a Minor and Transmission of Obscene Material to a Minor cases. Entrapment is an affirmative defense. That means that even if you committed a crime if a Judge finds that you were entrapped as a matter of law or a Jury finds that you were entrapped as a matter of fact then the case will be dismissed or you will be found not guilty. A person is entrapped to commit a crime in the State of Florida when they are induced to commit a crime by a government agent that they were not predisposed to commit prior to the inducement. Entrapment is a very nuanced and interesting area of criminal defense and the Criminal Defense Lawyers at Viacava & Cantor are experienced in both the defense of people accused of Solicitation of a Minor and the utilization of the entrapment defense to defend those accused of crimes as the result of an undercover government sex sting. Contact a Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer from Viacava & Cantor today.
Solicitation of a Minor Charges Explained
Solicitation of a Minor is a third degree felony. Third degree felonies are punishable by a maximum amount of five years in prison. Solicitation of a Minor is statutorily defined as knowingly using a computer online service, internet service, local bulletin board service or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to seduce, solicit, lure or entice or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure or entice another person believed to be a child to commit a sexual act. It is important to note that any conviction for Solicitation of a Minor in the State of Florida is going to carry with it a mandatory designation as a Sexual Offender. The Sexual Offender designation is a lifetime designation in the State of Florida that carries with it a stigma that can potentially be extremely damaging to your future quality of life. As such it is imperative that you do everything in your power to put yourself in the best possible position on your case.
The lawyers at the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Solicitation of a Minor cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.