Electronic solicitation of a minor consists of using some type of electronic communication to ask a minor to participate in any type of sex act. It is a very serious accusation that can lead to imprisonment if an individual is convicted of this crime. In addition to long prison sentences, you can face sex offender registration, counseling, expensive sex offender programs, and being prohibited from being around children. This type of conviction can have serious and long-lasting consequences in an individual’s life.
Defending Yourself Against a Charge
Solicitation of a minor is defined as “a person 18 years of age or older who solicits a child or someone the person reasonably believes is a child to engage in sexual conduct with intent to engage in sexual conduct.” This crime is a felony and is punishable by up to three years in prison and a substantial $5,000 fine.
It’s important to know that a mistake or misunderstanding about the alleged victim’s age is not an allowable defense for an individual who has been charged with this crime. You are held accountable for your actions in this regard even though you may have been deceived by the other party.
Choosing A Criminal Defense Attorney in Minnesota
The team at Sieben Edmunds Miller can help you fight back against an electronic solicitation of a minor charge. We will take your case as seriously as you do because we understand the implications of a conviction for solicitation of a minor. Whether your charges have some merit or you were deceived by the other party, we will analyze all the evidence and creating a successful strategy for your defense. Our team will see your case through to a favorable conclusion. Call us at (651) 994-6744 to get started.