Washington Communication with Minor Attorney
Have you been charged with Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes? Do not face this charge alone! Let Weber Law help you today!
Being charged with communication with a minor for immoral purposes in Washington can carry a lengthy prison stay and an incredibly damaging mark on your record. There are different aspects to the crime of communication with a minor for immoral purposes, all of which come with serious penalties. Do not face these charges alone. Do not face the court room alone. Let Weber Law help you today!
Washington Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes Charges and Penalties
What is Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes?
A person who communicates with a minor for immoral purposes, or a person who communicates with someone the person believes to be a minor for immoral purposes, is guilty of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Consent is not a factor in these cases as a minor cannot legally consent. A minor is any person under eighteen years of age.
What is the Punishment?
Generally, communication with a minor for immoral purposes is a gross misdemeanor. A gross misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment for up to 364 days, or by a fine of up to $5,000.00, or both.
However, if the communication with a minor, or someone the person believes to be a minor, includes the purchase or sale of commercial sex acts and sex trafficking through the sending of an electronic communication, that is a class C felony. A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, or both.
Electronic communication includes but is not limited to electronic mail, internet-based communications, pager service, and electronic text messaging.
Additionally, if you have been convicted of a sex crime, Washington can require you to register as a sex offender. Any adult residing, whether or not the person has a fixed residence, or who is a student, is employed, or works in the State of Washington, who has been found to have committed or has been convicted of any sex offense, shall register with the county sheriff for the county of the person’s residence, or if the person is not a resident of Washington, the county of the person’s school, or place of employment. When registering, you must provide your name, residential address, date and place of birth, place of employment, crime for which convicted, date and place of conviction, social security number, photograph, and fingerprints.
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Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a communication with a minor for immoral purposes charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged for Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes, and how can Weber Law help?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, but it has an added severity when a decade in prison, and the stigma of being a sex offender, is the outcome. The court system can be intimidating. Without good legal help, the consequences can be devastating. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the allegation of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Weber Law will look at all the evidence available, including but not limited to, speaking to potential witnesses, the circumstances surrounding the allegation, and even your criminal record. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. We will fight for you to keep your record clean. Communication with a minor for immoral purposes, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone. Let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with communication with a minor for immoral purposes in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law for a consultation today.
WA ST § 9.68.090, Communication with minor for immoral purposes – Penalties
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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