Protecting Your Teen’s Future
Did you know that if your 17-year-old son received a nude photo of his 15-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 Jim Sullivan aggressively defends teens and young adults accused of online solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and related sex crimes. Sullivan believes that one mistake should not a teen’s life. His goal is keep the charge from affecting your son or daughter’s future.
Houston Sexting Defense Lawyers
Sexting involves receiving or sending a sexually explicit text message or photo via a mobile phone. Even if your 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 involves sending sexually explicit messages to a minor through 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 or thought the person on the other end was of age and later found out that person was a minor, 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 through technology and an adult possessing child pornography. However, if the teen is 17 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.
Our Houston criminal lawyers defend clients charged with crimes in district courts and county criminal courts, including domestic violence (assault of a family member), drug possession or drug delivery, violent crimes, and juvenile delinquency.