Alabama Child Solicitation Attorney
Charged with solicitation of a minor?
Solicitation of a minor, sometimes referred to as child enticement, is defined as intentionally enticing, alluring, persuading, or inviting a child under the age of 16 to enter a vehicle, home, office, or any other dwelling for the purpose of having sexual intercourse or to engage in a sexual act, such as sodomy, fondling, molestation, or sexual assault. Attempting to solicit or entice a child under the age of 16 can also lead to solicitation charges, even if you never actually carried out the offense.
A related offense is solicitation of a minor by a computer. A person is guilty of this offense if he or she is 19 years of age or older and knowingly and with intent uses the computer to entice, induce, persuade, seduce, advise, coerce, or order a child under the 16 and at least three years younger than the defendant to meet with the defendant or another person for the purpose of having intercourse, sodomy, or to engage in a sexual performance or sexual conduct for the sexual gratification of the defendant.
Solicitation of a minor is a felony offense, and anyone found guilty of this crime will face up to 20 years in prison, up to 15,000 in fines, civil forfeiture of assets, and mandatory registration as a sex offender, possibly for life. Contact an Alabama sex crime lawyer today to learn more about how you can fight these types of charges.
Defense Lawyer You Can Count On!
Facing charges for solicitation of a minor is very serious. It is important that you do not take these charges lightly, but rather act quickly in finding an experienced Alabama child solicitation lawyer you can trust to provide you with the aggressive defense you need. I, attorney Steven Eversole, have a great deal of skill, practice, and experience in defending people against sex crimes in Alabama. One of the main defenses I will use to defend your case is to establish whether or not you had intent. If the prosecution cannot prove that you intended to solicit a minor, their case will not be strong enough, and I can motion to have the charges reduced or dropped completely.
For more information the child solicitation defense services offered at the firm, please don't hesitate to contact me, Alabama sex crime defense lawyer Steven Eversole.