Online Solicitation of a Minor

Online Solicitation of a Minor in Texas

College Station Criminal Defense Attorney

Sex crimes involving minors are often the most severe charges an individual could face. Not only is a defendant susceptible to long prison terms and expensive fines, but they must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his or her life.

If you are facing these serious penalties, it is imperative to obtain experienced legal counsel from a qualified lawyer. At The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C., our College Station criminal defense attorney has successfully helped clients facing criminal charges get favorable results for over 30 years. We can investigate your arrest, collect evidence, use the help of expert witnesses, and build an effective defense strategy for you.

Texas Online Solicitation Statute & Penalties

A person can be charged with online solicitation of a minor if it is alleged that:

  • The accused individual is 17 years of age or older
  • The accused individual acted with the intent to arouse or gratify any person’s sexual desire
  • The communications happened over the internet
  • The accused individual intentionally communicates in a sexually explicit manner with a minor (under 17 years old) or provides sexually explicit material to a minor

Online Solicitation of a Minor Sentence

Online solicitation of a minor is often charged as a third-degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between two and ten years, as well as a $10,000 fine. A second-degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence between two and 20 years, as well as a $10,000 fine.

If the minor is younger than 14 years of age or the actor believes he or she is younger than 14, then it is raised to a second-degree felony.

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Striving for Favorable results

  • Case dismissed Criminal Trespass - Property
  • Both Charges Dismissed 2 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • Motion to Adjudic dismissed. Probation completed Motion to Adjudicate on Possession of Marijuana 4oz. - 5 lbs
  • Refused Possession of False ID
  • Refused following our investigation Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor (Class A)
  • Reduced to Class C Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass to Habitation (Class A)
  • Refused Aggravated Kidnapping (1st Degree)
  • Reduced Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed Theft $20,000-$100,000 (3rd Degree)
  • Reduced Driving While License Suspended
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Benefits of Hiring Our Firm

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  • Former Prosecutor Experience
  • Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist Since 1992 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Over 30 Years of Legal Experience

Shane Phelps' Accomplishments