Sexting And Juvenile Sex Crimes
Accusations of any sex crime carry with it serious penalties, whether the charge is in adult or juvenile court. Not only do these charges carry serious consequences that can become a burden well into adulthood, they also leave the accused and his or her family in a state of chaos.
Treating Dallas, Texas, Sex Crime Charges With The Seriousness They Deserve
It is important in any sex crimes case to hire a qualified, experienced and reliable criminal defense attorney to protect your child’s future. Children are now being arrested and charged with sex crimes that were written and intended for adult offenders. The law doesn’t differentiate between a 40-year-old sex offender who sends lewd pictures to an underage child and your teenage son or daughter sending these pictures with their iPhones, BlackBerrys or other portable media devices.
The resulting charges can be severe. In addition, posting pictures and “sexting” on popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Myspace can lead to criminal charges as well.
At the law office of J. Michael Price II in Dallas, Texas, we put extensive experience behind every case. With technology, the Internet and cellphone cameras changing the face of sex crimes, the laws are forced to play catch-up to teens involved in Web activities and sexting.
Call our office today at 214-765-8000 to put a certified criminal trial attorney behind your child’s juvenile sex crimes case.
What Is Sexting?
Imagine if your son were 17 and received an illicit cellphone image from his longtime 15-year-old girlfriend. Would it surprise you to know that even if he doesn’t open or look at that image, he can be charged with possession of child pornography? If it was your daughter who sent nude photos of herself to her longtime boyfriend, did you know she could get charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, a second-degree felony under Texas law?
This is called sexting, and it is an increasing phenomenon that is creating havoc in the area of juvenile sex crimes. Most local law enforcement officials believe this is a criminal offense and will arrest your son or daughter once he or she is made aware of this.
Fighting For Your Child’s Rights
As a certified criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and being named in Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service, from 2005-2018, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine for the quality of our criminal defense practice, J. Michael Price II represents minor clients in sex crimes matters that include:
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Computer sex crimes
- Sexual assault
- Statutory rape
We protect children of all ages who have been charged in the juvenile or adult criminal system and provide comprehensive juvenile crimes defense.
Consult With Mike Today
Practicing exclusively in criminal and juvenile defense, the law office of J. Michael Price II stands ready to provide strong representation for juveniles accused of sex crimes in Dallas and Collin County. Contact our office today or call us directly at 214-765-8000 to schedule an initial consultation.