Solicitation Of A Minor

The state of Oklahoma has become increasingly dedicated to prosecuting sex crimes against children. Working with the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, local law enforcement agencies have launched numerous sting operations to catch alleged predators who are targeting minors in chat rooms, on Craigslist and elsewhere. Some counties are more aggressive than others. For example, Canadian County has filed more sex crimes charges per capita than any county in the state. However, other counties are working hard to catch up.

If you have been caught in a sex crimes sting operation and charged with solicitation of a minor, it is important that you retain a lawyer who understands the unique aspects of these cases. At the Matt Swain Law Firm in Norman, we know how to deal with the evidence in these cases. You can be confident in our ability to create a strong defense strategy.

Sting Operations And Your Rights

Sting operations continue to be controversial and rightfully so. In these operations, an adult police officer will typically pose as a minor online. The officer will go to various places online for the purpose of catching someone in the act of soliciting sex from a minor. This raises questions of constitutional rights violations and more.

The prosecution will present transcripts of chats, copies of emails and other online correspondence and make it seem as though this evidence is bulletproof. However, that is not necessarily the case. A skilled attorney understands that these things cannot be taken at face value. What was stated implicitly in the correspondence? Is there evidence that the accused actually sent the messages, or is it possible someone else used the computer? These are just some of the questions we will ask as we examine the evidence for weaknesses.

This is not just a criminal charge. Your reputation is on the line, and we are here to protect it. Through negotiation or trial, we will work hard to achieve positive results.

Free Consultation About Child Sex Crime Charges

Call 405-546-1292 or email us to schedule a free consultation. We are prepared to take immediate action to protect your rights if you have been accused of a child sex crime.