Sexting can lead to felony sex crimes charges

Sexting can lead to felony sex crimes charges

Baltimore residents can get arrested for engaging in a behavior called
sexting. Sexting is the act of sending and/or receiving a text message
by cellphone that is sexually explicit in nature. The messages might include
video content, imagines or words. Mobile phone users in Maryland need
to be aware of sexting and what kinds of sexting is considered to be illegal.

Recently, teenagers have been in the news a lot regarding sexting activities,
and Maryland law enforcement officials have elevated the level of policing
they are doing with regard to teenagers and texting. Maryland residents
should know that both teens and adults can get in trouble with the law
for engaging in sexting.

Anyone who has child pornography on their cellphone can get arrested —
that includes teenagers themselves — whether they have created,
possess or are distributing the pornography. Those who send suggestive
and/or sexually explicit text messages to minors can get arrested for
a sex abuse charge relating to exploitation of a minor.

Sending a text message to anyone can result in problems. Teens can face
felony child pornography chargesand so can adults. Maryland residents who have been accused of such sex
crimes may wish to contract a highly experienced sex crimes attorney to
defend them against the charges in court. At the Law Offices of James
E. Crawford, Jr., we are available to help you with all your sex crimes
defense needs.

Every sex crimes charge is different. Therefore, each case in which an
individual is charged with such crimes must be analyzed closely to determine
the best strategies for defense. Strategies may include defending against
the charges in an effort to obtain a verdict of not guilty, or getting
the charges dropped or dismissed. Other strategies may include plea bargaining
to obtain a reduction in the severity of sentencing. Plea bargaining strategies
are typically employed when there is a likelihood that the individual
will be found guilty of the crime.