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Traveling to Meet a Minor

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.

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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.

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Colón & McNelis, PA
Colón & McNelis, PA
Criminal Defense Attorney in Polk County
Located at: 325 East Davidson Street,
Bartow, FL 33830
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Phone: 863.734.8341

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