Fort Collins Internet Crime Attorney
Internet-related sex crimes are one of the fastest growing areas of the law focused on by northern Colorado law enforcement officials. They are growing their investigations and taking bolder steps to bring charges against people. They have the resources to find websites people are sharing, and one mistake could be enough to bring charges against you.
I am Greeley cyber crime attorney Stephanie Stout, and for over a decade, I have been protecting the rights of the accused in Colorado courts. Over the past ten years, I have seen police and prosecutors step up their investigations and court cases on these charges. Internet crimes are now considered among the most dangerous sex crimes, but there are still things you can do to protect your rights.
Protecting the Accused Facing Internet Sex Crimes
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the severity of Internet sex crime charges. Many people believe that merely looking at or downloading illegal photos and videos is not a problem. Many people believe that simply chatting with a minor is not a problem. Many people believe that as long as they do not make physical contact or take a picture, they will not face any criminal charges. But that is not how the law works.
Over the last few years, I have seen Colorado prosecutors go after these cases more than any other. I understand how the smallest details of an investigation can lead to major criminal charges. Taking a comprehensive look at the charges brought against you, I will help you understand what to expect. I have handled the following Internet sex crimes in Colorado courts:
- Posting inappropriate pictures or videos of minors
- Possession of inappropriate pictures or videos of minors
- Attempting to contact children in a chat room
- Attempting to meet a child through a chat room
Most people who have been charged with an Internet sex crime want to know how the police and prosecutors were able to get information on them. I work with experts who can help me understand how evidence against you was obtained. If any of it was obtained illegally, I will make sure it does not get to court.
Most people charged with an Internet sex crime feel hopeless, but even if the state has a lot of evidence against you, there is still a lot an experienced lawyer can do to protect your rights. In some cases, the police have misinformation. There is always a lot you can do in terms of mitigation. In addition to fighting the evidence and the charges against you, I will make sure the court sees you as a person and understands you are not a threat.
To learn more about what you can do to fight these charges and protect your rights, contact my Greeley or Fort Collins offices online to schedule a free initial consultation.