Raleigh Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Defense Lawyer (NCGS § 14-190)
Accusations of child sexual exploitation are made for many reasons. Sometimes a criminal offense actually did occur, other times a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of events lead to false accusations and in still other circumstances, sexual exploitation claims are made in the context of divorce and custody proceedings. Regardless of why you were accused, a conviction for a sex crime involving a child will have serious consequences.
At Roberts Law Group, our defense lawyers have the experience you need to fight false allegations of child exploitation. Call 877-880-5753 today or contact our Raleigh law office online to schedule a free consultation.
Our North Carolina sex crimes defense lawyers work hard to ensure that we are by your side and at your service at all times during your legal battle. Child exploitation charges can affect many aspects of your life. We know this is a scary time for you. Do not face the criminal process on your own. Hire a lawyer who knows how to fight against any sex crime involving a child.
Defending Against All Child Exploitation Charges
We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty and we know that you likely have another version of the events that led to your arrest than what your accuser is saying or what the prosecutor and police are asserting. Our Raleigh criminal defense lawyers are here to represent you and fight for your rights if you have been accused of:
- First degree sexual exploitation of a minor. This sex crime involves creating child pornography for sale or distribution, including taking sexually-explicit photographs or video footage of a minor.
- Second degree sexual exploitation of a minor. This sex crime is similar to first degree sexual exploitation but does not include actually producing the sexually explicit content.
- Third degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Possession of child pornography is exploitation in the third degree.
A person under the age of 18 is considered a minor for the purpose of sexual exploitation criminal charges. Otherwise innocent text messages that contain nude, partially nude or sexually-explicit images can get you into trouble with child exploitation laws, even if you thought the person involved was 18 or over.
The sexual exploitation of a minor is a felony sex crime in North Carolina. Depending on the facts of your case, you could also face federal sex crimes charges. Often federal charges are involved if child pornography is received or distributed via the internet, such as by visiting a website offering child pornography or attempting to download illegal pornographic material via a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network. An accidental download can trigger a knock on your door by state or federal investigators.
Handling Federal Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Charges
The purchase, sale, production, distribution or possession of child pornography is a federal crime as well as a state crime. Trafficking of child pornography, including transporting pornographic material across state lines, can be charged as a federal sex crime. If you are under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or a local law enforcement agency working with the FBI, on suspicion of child exploitation it is likely that your computer, laptop, cell phone, any flash drives or other digital storage items will be seized and searched. If you are served with a search warrant to take any of these items, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.
Contact Our Raleigh Child Sexual Exploitation Defense Attorney
If you are being investigated for the crime of sexual exploitation of a minor, or if you have already been arrested and charged with this crime, contact our Raleigh law firm today. We provide a free consultation and offer aggressive, experienced criminal defense in state and federal court throughout North Carolina.