Traveling to Meet a Minor
Polk County Sex Crime Defense Attorney
Traveling to meet a minor is a specific crime covered in Chapter 847.0135
of the Florida 2013 Statutes which is related to
sex crimes involving children and teens. This offense was enacted to punish those
who travel "any distance either within this state, to this state,
or from this state" for the purpose of meeting a minor to engage
in unlawful sexual conduct after the offender has met the minor online.
If you have been charged with this offense in Polk County, you should immediately
engage the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Colón
& McNelis, PA you will find an attorney team of former prosecutors
with 40 years of combined legal experience in criminal law. Our team has
handled thousands of cases, including complex and serious felony cases
involving various types of alleged sexual misconduct, from sexual battery
to child pornography and solicitation of minors. We know how much is at
stake for you in the accusation of any sex crime, which can lead to prison
time, fines, and mandatory registration as a sex offender.
Your Sex Crime Charges in Polk County, Florida
The charge of traveling to meet a minor is often part of multiple charges
which include the solicitation of a child for sexual misconduct through
the use of the internet or a computer. You may be facing a separate charge
for each time a computer was used for this purpose.
Traveling to meet a minor to commit unlawful sexual activity is charged
as a second degree felony punishable by a prison term of up to 15 years
and fines of up to $10,000. The minimum prison sentence which you will
be required to serve is 21 months if you are convicted. You may also be
subject to up to 15 years of probation as a sex offender.
Free Case Evaluation
As soon as you have been arrested for allegedly violating this offense
or if you are subject to a criminal investigation into this crime, you
should contact our firm for a
free case evaluation. The sooner you have a competent and committed Polk County sex crime defense
lawyer in your corner, the better your chances for an effective defense.
Contact us to get the help you need today.