Sex crimes are severely punished felonies in Kansas, carrying serious statutory consequences. As you can imagine, sex crimes like electronic solicitation, also known as internet solicitation, are very political and sensitive legal issues. As experienced Johnson County criminal defense lawyers, the legal team at Martin & Wallentine have helped defend numerous clients accused of these sex crimes.
If you have been accused of internet solicitation or electronic solicitation, contact our law firm now to speak with an experienced sex crimes defense attorney. We have represented the accused throughout Kansas, especially in the district county courts of Johnson County, Wyandotte County, and Shawnee.
Internet Predator Laws in Kansas
In the Kansas Statutes, "Electronic Solicitation" is found under K.S.A. § 21-5509. Internet solicitation became common as commodities such as email, AIM, chat rooms and text messaging became available. People are more aware of the crime today, but many children are still deceived by internet predators.
As a severity level 3, person felony, electronic solicitation of a child between 14 and 16 years old could be punished by up to 100 months in prison and a maximum fine of $300,000. If the child is under 14, however, it is a severity level 1, person felony and is punishable by up to a $500,000 fine and life in prison. If you are facing such charges, contact our offices immediately for a consultation to learn how we could defend you.
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As Johnson County sex crime attorneys, we have seen many cases where the alleged victim wasn't even a child or a real victim. Rather, it was a law enforcement officer posing as a teenage girl on the internet, enticing our clients. We are purposefully located across the street from the Johnson County, KS District Court.
If you have been charged with internet or electronic solicitation, or if you believe you are even under investigation for a sex crime, contact our firm now to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
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