Washington Sexual Exploitation of Minor Lawyer
Have you been charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor? Do not face this charge alone!
Being arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor in Washington can be a scary and nerve-wracking experience. When you face sex charges that involve a minor, family members may panic, your employer may preemptively put you on leave or fire you, and your record could be ruined. Even worse, a sex crime conviction can mean jail time, hefty fines, and potentially ruin future job aspects. Fortunately, it does not have to be that way. You do not face these charges alone! Let Weber Law work to create a strong defense and advocate for you in the court room. Call Weber Law today.
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Washington Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Charges and Penalties
What is Sexual Exploitation of a Minor?
A person is guilty of sexual exploitation of a minor if he or she compels a minor by threat or force to engage in sexually explicit conduct, knowing that such conduct will be photographed or part of a live performance; aids, invites, employs, authorizes, or causes a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, know that such conduct will be photographed or part of a live performance; or being a parent, legal guardian, or person having custody or control of a minor, permits the minor to engage in sexually conduct, knowing that the conduct will be photographed or part of a live performance.
A minor is defined by any person under eighteen years of age.
Sexually explicit conduct includes but is not limited to, actual or simulated sexual intercourse, penetration of the vagina or rectum by an object, masturbation, or defecation or urination for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer.
What is the Punishment?
Sexual exploitation of a minor is a class B felony. A class B felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years, a fine of up to $20,000.00, or both.
Additionally, you could be required to register as a sex offender.
What is the Sex Offender Registry?
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.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
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 sexual exploitation of a minor charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and how can WEBER LAW help you?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, but it has an added severity when you have been charged with a sex crime. The court system can be intimidating and without good legal help, the consequences can last years. 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 sexual exploitation of a minor such as not realizing what you were in possession of or being falsely accused. Weber Law will look at all the evidence available to keep you from facing jail time. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. Sexual exploitation of a minor, 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 sexual exploitation of a minor in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law for your consultation today.
WA ST § 9.68A.040, Sexual exsploitation of a minor – elements of crime – penalty
WA ST § 9.68A.011, Definitions
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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