The Internet creates a false sense of anonymity, making it easy to unknowingly run afoul of the law. It can be difficult to know who you are really communicating with through electronic means. A conversation you never intended to take any further beyond the computer can nonetheless lead to criminal charges.
In Louisiana, soliciting a minor for sex through any online means – whether through chat rooms, instant messaging, social media or email – is a crime. The police often catch these types of crimes through undercover sting operations, posing as minors online and sometimes crossing the line into entrapment.
If handled incapably, online solicitation charges can cast a shadow that will follow you for the rest of your life. At the Law Office of Robert S. Toale, we provide aggressive criminal defense representation to those facing charges of online solicitation and other types of sex crimes, including possession and distribution of child pornography. Our attorneys bring exceptional levels of skill, experience and knowledge to every case.
The firm’s founder, lawyer Robert S. Toale, has been defending the rights of the accused for more than 30 years. A former public defender, he has tried hundreds of criminal cases and resolved hundreds more through aggressive plea negotiations. His successful advocacy has earned him a respected reputation in the criminal defense field. Mr. Toale has even been quoted by national news media outlets, and he is particularly skilled at navigating the complex privacy ramifications of high-stakes, high-profile cases.
In consultation with computer forensic experts, chat room culture experts and other investigative professionals, our lawyers will work diligently to craft solid defensive strategies and level the playing field in your favor.
If you are facing charges for online solicitation of a minor, our lawyers can answer your questions and help develop a strong game plan for tackling the charges. To get started, call 504-368-8440 and arrange a confidential consultation. You can also contact us online.
From our office in Gretna, Louisiana, we handle cases throughout New Orleans and Southern Louisiana.