Have you been charged with sexting like former New York congressman Anthony Weiner? If so, we can help. And even if you haven’t faced such a charge, someday you might – just for sending a text message later deemed inappropriate.
That’s how tough sex crime laws can be.
Indeed, almost anyone could be charged with sending obscene material to a minor online, even without realizing the recipient was a minor. And no matter how unfounded, such charges can stick – if only to one’s reputation.
That’s why it’s vital to have an experienced sex crime lawyer on your side. And that means a skilled attorney such as Houston criminal defense lawyer Neal Davis.
Weiner to Make Plea Agreement on Sex Charge
His political career already in ruins due to earlier sex scandals, Weiner surrendered to the FBI after a yet another investigation on Friday, May 19, 2017. As part of a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office, he was expected to plead guilty in a Manhattan federal courtroom on a single federal charge of transferring obscene material with a minor.
Federal authorities reportedly have been probing reports that Weiner exchanged sexually explicit messages with a girl, then 15, in North Carolina. It’s believed that Weiner knew the girl was underage during their exchanges, which reportedly were conducted from January to March of last year.
Sex Crime Punishment for Weiner
For Weiner, the punishment for such a sex crime could include a prison sentence of as much as 10 years. But because no minimum prison sentence is required, he may not end up serving any prison time.
That will be up to the judge in the case and could also involve terms of the plea agreement Weiner is believed to be making with federal authorities. A plea agreement can provide a lesser sentence in exchange for a plea of guilty with no need for a trial.
But even if Weiner avoids jail, he would likely have to register as a sex offender.
Online Sex Messages Cost a Career
Weiner’s online sex messages appear to have cost him his political career. In June of 2011, he was forced to resign from the U.S. Congress after a sexually explicit photo sent from his Twitter account became public. Weiner later admitted to having inappropriate online exchanges with six women.
In 2013, Weiner tried to revive his political career by running for mayor of New York City. But again, revelations of explicit online messages doomed his efforts. Weiner’s marriage also ended after the revelation of still more explicit text messages, or “sexting.”
Need a Sex Crime Lawyer?
If you face a charge for sexting or other inappropriate online communications, you need a sex crime lawyer to defend your legal rights. And Neal Davis is that lawyer.
As founder of the Neal Davis Law Firm, he has years of experience helping persons get their charges reduced or even dropped for many criminal offenses, including sex crimes.
Often such charges stem from large-scale sex sting operations conducted by authorities who receive federal money for their efforts. Law officers can be overly aggressive to gain such federal grants, and innocent people can be snared in their sex crime nets. Authorities also may make arrests based on illegal “entrapment” of suspects.
Neal Davis is experienced in such matters. He understands how to defend against sex crime charges and is ready to help you with your sex charge case.
Notify Neal Davis today of your situation and you’ll receive a free and confidential legal review of your case. Don’t delay. Your future may depend on it.