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Atlanta Internet Sex Crimes Lawyer

If you have been charged with an Internet crime, your reputation and freedom are at stake. An Internet sex crime conviction carries a severe penalty and requires registering as a sex offender which severely limits where you are allowed to live and work.

Internet sex crime investigations are carried out by numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies. A common law enforcement method is for a law enforcement agent or officer to pose as a minor on a site such as Craig's list, arrange for a sexual meeting, and once the target of their investigation arrives at the meeting place, arrest the person and charge him with any number of offenses such as computer pornography, criminal attempt to commit aggravated child molestation, criminal attempt to commit aggravated sexual battery, criminal attempt to commit child molestation, etc. In a case such as the one described herein, there is a “virtual victim”. Georgia law does not require a real, live victim to exist in this type of prosecution, merely that the accused believed the “victim” was a child.

Another common law enforcement method is for an agent or officer to visit a file sharing site and obtain the IP addresses of persons viewing pornographic images of minors. Armed with this information, the agent or officer is able to determine the user of the IP address and where the person lives, obtain a search warrant for the computers, hard drives, etc. in the person’s possession and arrest the person.

In a federal prosecution for computer pornography, Title 18 United States Code Section 2252A (a) (2) makes it illegal to knowingly receive or distribute any child pornography. In a federal prosecution for this offense, a person faces a penalty of 5 to 20 years imprisonment, is subject to the sex offender requirements of the state in which they reside as well as the reporting requirements set forth in the Federal Sex Offender and Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

Attorney Richard A. Grossman has had extensive experience and tremendous success defending individuals charged with all types of internet sex crime allegations. I am committed to obtaining the best possible result for you. Contact our Internet Sex Crimes Lawyer and schedule a free initial consultation today to discuss your case.

Recent Victories

State of Georgia v. Clark

Case # 16SC147213
Charges: Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children. Charges reduced to misdemeanors. Suspended sentence i.e. no jail, no probation. First Offender Treatment=No conviction. Fulton County Superior Court: May 17, 2017

State of Georgia v. Spencer

Case # 16SC145748
Charges: Armed Robbery, Reckless Conduct. Client facing mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole. All charges Dismissed. Fulton County Superior Court: February 17, 2017

State of Georgia v. Gonzalez

Case # 15B-04016-10
Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Client facing 10 year mandatory minimum prison sentence. After trial by jury, not guilty verdict. Superior Court of Gwinnett County: July 7, 2016

State of Georgia v. Tahhan

Case # 15SC133921
In Fulton County, Ga. Armed Robbery, Home Invasion and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Dismissed on August 18, 2015

State of Georgia v. Garnez

Case # 15SC133726
In Fulton County, Ga. Kidnapping. Dismissed on August 20, 2015

State of Georgia v. Katrina Shardow

In Fulton County, Ga. After a two-week trial a jury found Ms. Shardow not guilty of murder and related charges on May 26, 2015.

State of Georgia v. Dalan Grant:

In Fulton County, Ga. Mr. Grant was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony – all charges were dismissed.

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