San Diego Internet Sex Crimes Attorney
Complex Investigations & A Solid Defense
Our society uses the internet for everything now, including for sexual encounters and personal gratification. While not every sexual activity generated by the internet is considered illegal, many of them are. Possessing, creating, or distributing child pornography is a felonious offense, as is coercing a minor to engage in sexual activities and using the internet to facilitate other sexual offenses.
How Internet Sex Crimes Are Discovered
Accidentally happening upon bad content will not typically yield an investigation or internet sex crime charge, but the federal and state government do monitor and target suspicious online activities, particularly where child exploitation is involved. Sting operations are some of the most common ways that cases of child pornography are discovered, but internet sex crime charges can also arise from third parties receiving evidence through email and other online platforms.
Computer technicians and IT teams also occasionally stumble across evidence of illicit activities during their normal course of work. In some cases, a parent may be investigated for computers that they own, but a child, family member, or friend has used. The owner of the computer or data file will likely be the one targeted by investigators.
Since internet sex crimes are newer than other areas of law, it is vital that those being investigated or who have been charged reach out to a qualified legal counselor as soon as possible. Investigations that violate a suspect’s rights could be grounds for dismissal, but only an aggressive and experienced San Diego internet sex crimes attorney can help you protect your rights and your reputation. Many accused of a crime have never dealt with the legal system. The ease of mind that can come from speaking with a sex crime lawyer can often save weeks and months of anguish that accompanies an arrest and serious charges.
Evidence in Internet Sex Crimes Cases
Unlike some other sex crime cases, prosecutors may have access to entire computer systems and accounts during a case. Analysts, computer experts, and others will scour every document and exchange on the device or on a home network to uncover any evidence that can be used to prove the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Although you might think the evidence on a computer is assurance for the prosecution, it is often not enough to secure a guilty verdict.
Prosecutors must also prove that the defendant knowingly engaged in the sex crimes. If someone else borrowed your computer, that act may be enough to cast a shadow of doubt on the prosecution’s ability to prove you knowingly committed an offense. Without evidence of knowledge of the act, many cases of internet sex crimes are dismissed.
Consult a San Diego Internet Sex Crimes Defense Attorney Today
At The Law Office of George Gedulin, we are committed to fighting for our clients. We believe everyone is entitled to a fair trial and deserves to have their rights protected. Being convicted for an internet sex crime is just as serious as any other sex crime. You will spend time in jail or prison, and you will likely have to register as a sex offender, regardless of the degree of the crime. Being accused, charged, or convicted of an internet sex crime will change your life, which is why expedient legal counsel is vital in any accusation regarding a sexual offense.
Our team uses cutting edge technology, expert testimony, and a deep understanding of internet crime laws to start fighting accusations of internet sex crimes as soon as our clients call the office. There are many viable defense tactics we can use to exonerate clients and ensure all court proceedings are fair and accurate. Known in our field as responsive and aggressive San Diego internet sex crime attorneys, every client who comes to The Law Office of George Gedulin will speak directly with a qualified attorney, not an associate.
16 Counts, Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor Sentence Reduced, All Other Charges Dropped
Client charged with multiple sexual assault offenses, facing 16 years in prison. Convicted of One Count of Sex with a Minor, 2 years Jail, All other charges dismissed.
24 Count, Insurance Fraud Conspiracy, Grand Theft in excess of $250,000 Reduced Sentence, Other Charges Dropped
Client charged as head of conspiracy to present false claims to insurance companies, losses over $250,000. Client facing 22 years in State Prison. Convicted of two counts of insurance fraud, sentenced to 2 years in jail, remaining charges dismissed.
Assault with semi-automatic Firearm, Criminal Threat, Domestic Violence Dismissed Charges
Charges exposed client to 8 years in State Prison and two serious strike felonies. Court dismisses all gun related charges at preliminary hearing, client pleads to domestic violence charge only, no custody.
Felony Domestic Violence Arrest All criminal charges dismissed
After arrest, defense investigation reveals that spouse was aggressor and caused harm to client, all criminal charges dismissed.
Felony Gun Possession, Felony Child Abuse Charges Dismissed
Client charged with felony gun possession and endangering life of a child being in illegal possession of loaded weapons in the home. Potential 6 year Prison sentence. Child endangerment charges dismissed, NO Custody.
Possession of 5KG of Methamphetamine while Armed with Loaded Gun Probation and Other Charges Dismissed.
Client facing 4 counts of possessing large quantity of Methamphetamine for sale and a loaded gun with no serial number. District Attorney offer of 6 years in State Prison. Ultimate resolution was a plea to gun possession only, probation and credit for time served with no additional jail time. All other charges dismissed.
Restraining Order, Accusations of Sexual Assault Case Dismissed
Defense Victory at trial for restraining order, Judge dismissed complaint against client, finding victims allegations and testimony not-credible.
Shoplifting from Naval Commissary Case Dismissed
Case Dismissed, record sealed in Federal Court
Welfare Fraud No Custody, Case Dismissed Following Probation
6 Counts of Fraud by Misrepresentation and Perjury. Possible 4 year prison sentence maximum. Defense negotiated with prosecution for Diversion Program.
Marijuana Possession for Sale/Transportation Plea to Simple Possession, Probation and Fines,
½ pound of Marijuana, $5,000, baggies, scales and Marijuana storage paraphernalia, potential 4 years in jail, Defense argued insufficient evidence to prove sales of Marijuana or Drug Trafficking and filed motion to return all seized property.