Fighting Sexting Charges To Protect Your Reputation
Sexting is a relatively new phenomenon that involves the transmission of sexually explicit photos via a mobile phone. While it may seem innocent enough, this activity may be illegal if the participants are under the age of 18.
At Jack Venturi Law, we defend high school students, college students, and other individuals who have been charged with sexting or related sex crimes. We understand the unique nuances of these kinds of cases and can build a strong claim capable of withstanding the prosecution’s case against you or your child. Turn to our New Brunswick sexting defense attorney in your family’s time of need.
Understanding Sexting Laws
Sexting laws can be especially tricky depending on the age of the parties involved. If a 15-year-old sends a sexually explicit photo to a 17-year-old, he or she may face distribution of child pornography charges. The 17-year-old may be charged with possession of child pornography. If the 17-year-old passes the message onto another recipient, he or she may be charged with distribution of child pornography.
The Impact Of A Sexting Conviction
The long-term effects of a sex crime conviction can be devastating for a minor. Consequences may include:
- Jail or prison time
- Large fines
- Registration as a sex offender
- Challenges when applying for schools, colleges and jobs
In addition, the stigma of a sex crime conviction may haunt a minor for years to come personally, academically and professionally.
If your child has been charged with this sex crime, contact our sexting defense attorney at Jack Venturi Law. We have over four decades of experience to put to work for you. Rest assured that your case is in good hands at our firm.