Internet Solicitation

Dedicated Clarksville Internet Solicitation Defense Attorney Fights for Your Innocence

Defending your reputation-defending your freedom. The very serious nature of any accusations that you were involved in internet solicitation of minors requires a swift and judicious confrontation of the charges against you. The internet age has made it very easy for misunderstandings to happen-making it look like you have circumstantially tried to solicit a minor for sexual activity. Ed DeWerff is a Clarksville criminal defense attorney with more than 25 years of criminal law experience both as a defense attorney and as a prosecutor. He has nearly 100 trials of experience under his belt and is not afraid to take your case to trial to protect your liberties.

What does it mean to sexual solicit a minor in Tennessee over the internet?

The law for solicitation of a minor over the internet is not significantly different from the way that the laws work for traditional solicitation of a minor. The types of evidence available provide the most significant difference. A conviction for solicitation of a minor in Tennessee requires the state to prove that the defendant asked a minor to arrange a meeting for the purpose of a sexual act. For online solicitation cases, there are often records with entire chat logs that document what was said between the two parties. Criminal defense attorney Ed DeWerff utilize his decades of legal experience to combat the evidence that was wrongfully obtained against you and explain to the court any misunderstandings in the chats that are out of context. Mr. DeWerff tenaciously advocates on behalf of his clients to defend them against wrongful prosecution in Clarksville courts.

Punishments for being found guilty of sexually soliciting minors in Tennessee

Tennessee has some of the harshest penalties in the country for soliciting minors over the internet. Protect yourself from being impaired for the rest of your life and hire an experienced Clarksville criminal defense attorney to help you in the fight to defend yourself and your freedoms. The penalties for soliciting a minor of the internet include:

  • Prison - Depending on the circumstances of the crime, you may be sentenced for up to 30 years of prison.
  • Large fines - The minimum fine for a conviction is $10,000 and may go up to $100,000.
  • Sex offender registry - The sex offender registry is an extreme punishment that impairs the rest of your life and puts you constantly in danger of having to go back to prison for any failure to adhere to the requirements.

Schedule a free initial consultation with a Clarksville, TN internet solicitation defense attorney Whether you have been charged with internet solicitation or you are under investigation, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately to get started on your defense. Criminal defense attorney Ed DeWerff of The Law Office of Edward E. DeWerff in Clarksville, TN is sensitive to the severity of the charges you are facing. Schedule your free initial consultation by calling us at 931-444-6038, or you can contact us online.