Attorney Judith Samson is here to shed light on the legal implications and defense strategies surrounding electronic solicitation of a minor and child pornography charges in Minnesota. These charges, governed by Minnesota Statute 609.352, are serious offenses with severe consequences. It’s crucial for individuals facing these allegations to understand the legal framework and explore the potential defenses available.
Understanding Minnesota Statute 609.352
Minnesota Statute 609.352 deals with two distinct but related offenses: electronic solicitation of a minor and the possession, creation, or dissemination of sexually explicit materials involving minors. Let’s take a closer look at each:
1. Electronic Solicitation of a Minor
Electronic solicitation of a minor involves attempting to engage in sexual activity with a minor through electronic communication, such as text messages, emails, or social media. This offense can encompass a wide range of behaviors, from explicit conversations to attempting to arrange in-person meetings with a minor for sexual purposes.
2. Possession, Creation, or Dissemination of Child Pornography
Child pornography offenses under this statute include possessing, creating, distributing, or possessing with the intent to distribute explicit images of minors engaging in sexual conduct. Minnesota law takes these offenses very seriously, with strict penalties for those convicted.
Defending Against Charges
Defending clients against electronic solicitation of a minor and child pornography charges requires a comprehensive understanding of the law and a strategic approach. Attorney Judith Samson specializes in providing strong legal representation for individuals facing such allegations.
1. Lack of Intent
In some cases, it may be possible to argue that the accused did not have the intent to engage in sexual activity with a minor or possess explicit materials involving minors. Demonstrating a lack of intent is a crucial defense strategy that Attorney Samson can explore to protect her clients’ rights.
Entrapment may be raised as a defense when law enforcement or a government agent induces an individual to commit a crime they would not have committed otherwise. Attorney Samson can investigate whether her clients were unfairly lured into committing an offense.
3. Constitutional Violations
Violations of an individual’s constitutional rights, such as unlawful search and seizure, may form the basis for a defense. Attorney Samson is well-versed in challenging evidence that was obtained in violation of her clients’ Fourth Amendment rights.
4. Age Verification
In child pornography cases, establishing the age of the individuals depicted in explicit materials is crucial. If the age of the depicted minors is in question, it can impact the charges against the accused.
Trust in Attorney Judith Samson
Attorney Judith Samson is dedicated to providing unwavering legal support and guidance to individuals facing electronic solicitation of a minor and child pornography charges under Minnesota Statute 609.352. With her in-depth knowledge of the law and experience in criminal defense, she can help her clients build a strong defense and navigate the complex legal system. If you or someone you know is facing these serious charges, it’s essential to seek professional legal counsel to protect your rights and explore the best possible defense strategies.
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