Protecting Your Teen’s Future
Did you know that if your 18-year-old son received a nude photo of his 16-year-old girlfriend from her via cell phone, your son could be charged with possession of child pornography in Texas? This behavior is called “sexting”, an increasingly common phenomenon that can have devastating consequences for teenagers and young adults.
Attorney James (Jim) Sullivan aggressively defends adults and teens accused of online solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and related sex crimes. Sullivan believes that one mistake should not a person’s life. His goal is keep the charge from affecting you, your son or daughter’s future.
Houston Sexting Defense Lawyers
Sexting involves receiving or sending a sexually explicit photo of a child younger than 18 via a mobile phone. Even if your adult son or daughter consented to the sexting, he or she could end up in jail and be forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of his or her life. In addition to alerting the public about the sex offense, sex offender registration will impact your son or daughter’s ability to get a job, travel freely and to live in certain areas.
Houston Online Solicitation Defense Lawyers
Online solicitation occurs when one knowingly solicits a minor (a person who represents himself or herself as younger than 17 years of age) for sex over the Internet. This can include social networking sites, chat rooms, e-mail and text messaging. Even if your son or daughter were just role playing, engaging in a fantasy, did not intend for the meeting to occur, the meeting did not occur, he or she can be charged with a sex offense.
Most people and even some grand jurors understand the difference between a teen making a bad decision by flirting and trying to hook up through technology and an adult possessing child pornography. However, if the teen is 18 years or older, Texas law does not distinguish the two. Because your teen’s future is at stake, it is essential that you fight the charges.
Houston Criminal Trial Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights, Freedom and Future
James Sullivan is an experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney. For over 20 years, Sullivan has successfully fought the government in Jury Trials on behalf of clients in criminal and juvenile courts.