In this day and age, technology is changing a lot about the legal system. With the advent of new technology, comes the possibility of new crimes to be committed. One such crime is sexting, which is the act of sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages or images via cell phone, computer, or other digital device. Social media has made the consequences of sexting far more explosive, as things are more likely to go viral through email or networking sites.
Because sexting is a relatively new legal issue, the laws vary state to state. These laws are generally designed to protect anyone under the age of 18, and if you are an adult over the age of 18 who has been convicted of sexting with a minor, these consequences can be quite severe. Sexting may have even worse penalties if you are charged with child pornography, which is why it is essential you enlist the help of a legal team with the determination to fight your case.
A sexting conviction can have incredibly harsh consequences, including but not limited to:
- Jail time
- Sex offender registry
- Community service
Contact Our West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers
At Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A., we are a team of criminal defense lawyers who have the experience and education to defend you in the case of a sexting conviction. We understand just how much is on the line when you are charged with such a serious crime, which is why it takes a team like ours to help build the strongest defense possible. We work relentlessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome. No matter the challenge, we are committing to fighting for your name, reputation, and livelihood.
To reach our firm and speak to a representative, call us today at 561.721.0552.