The internet has opened up opportunities for all types of sex crimes. State and federal task forces seek out individuals engaged in illegal activities through the internet. If you have been charged with an internet crime, contact Attorney Rhea today to discuss your options. Undercover police and FBI operations are very, very common in this area of criminal law.
The two most commonly prosecuted internet crimes are child pornography and solicitation of a minor. Both of these crimes are felonies. Child pornography charges can be brought up for everything from possession to distribution. Simply being in possession of pornographic images depicting individuals under the age of 17 in sexual acts can result in years in federal prison, and fines up to $100,000. Soliciting a minor in the hopes of arranging a meeting for sexual purposes is also a common crime. This is also a felony charge and can result in federal prison time. In addition to prison time, both of these crimes can include penalties of huge monetary fines, probation, parole, loss of custody of your own children, and sex offender registration, which will destroy your personal and professional reputation and even prevent you from living where you choose.
Financial crimes through the use of the internet can include federal offenses such as wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, credit card or insurance fraud and others. When charges are filed against you in federal court for an internet crime, act quickly and contact Attorney Rhea. Through his many years in practice, Attorney Rhea has gained access to the most respected of expert witnesses to help support a case for the defense, and is committed to finding reasonable doubt. The burden of proof lies with the prosecutor and it can often be surprisingly difficult for prosecutors to prove intent to commit a crime
The Law Office of Joseph T. Rhea can help you fight back against your charges. We understand how difficult this time is for you, and it is Attorney Rhea's goal to help minimize the damage done to his clients' lives from their charges, either by fighting for acquittal in court, or by having charges reduced or dropped. He has over a decade of experience in Palm Springs (having been consistently ranked by Palm Springs Life Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers of the Year every year since 2010). For the best desert defense, contact Attorney Rhea today.
If you have been charged with Internet crimes (or suspect you will be), contact Attorney Rhea today.
“Mr. Rhea was extremely knowledgeable which, without a doubt, was the reason the Judge dismissed my case without any fines, probation, etc. Additionally, his vast knowledge helped lay out all the scenarios which helped relieve my anxieties. He was extremely prompt and reliable which made working with him a pleasure. I would highly recommend Mr. Rhea’s services to anyone and everyone.” – Former Federal Drug Possession Client