Houston Criminal Defense Blog

Why You Need Proven Representation When Charged with an Internet Crime

BillySkinner-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1[1]The internet and modern technology have forever changed the ways in which we communicate, interact with others, and live our daily lives. As this technology continues to advance rapidly, problems – and many of them – quickly arise. With laws slow to adapt or too quick to judge, many individuals can find themselves facing criminal allegations when they had no intention of committing any offense.

At Billy Skinner & Associates, our Houston criminal defense attorneys have worked personally with many individuals who have found themselves in these unfortunate situations. For many of them, it is the first time that they have ever been in trouble with the law. By working closely with them, clearly explaining how their situation relates to the law, and working tirelessly to defend their reputation and future, our legal team can provide the support and representation they need during these tumultuous times. Some examples of the criminal allegations and situations we’ve dealt with involving internet crimes include:

“Catfishing” and Internet Crimes
People have grown used to creating online profiles and interacting with others on the internet. Billy Skinner, our firm’s founding Houston criminal defense lawyer, has defended many clients who were accused of various internet crimes and sex crimes because they were unaware of who they were chatting with.

Evolving Technology, Cyber Crime, and the Law
Criminal law evolves over time and so does technology. Unfortunately, enforcing laws in cyber space has become one of the most difficult challenges for law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. As a result, many resort to unfair tactics to lure, arrest, and prosecute individuals who were not intent on committing any specific crime. Whether the charge relates to online solicitation, child pornography, conspiracy, or other offenses, it is extremely important to remember that prosecutors – and even specialized law enforcement teams – are working vigorously to gain convictions.

As these offenses pose serious, life-alterning penalties, individuals accused with internet crimes, sex offenses, or both need to realize that working with a seasoned criminal lawyer is essential. Having represented many clients successfully in the past, Billy Skinner knows precisely how to leverage his experience, resources, and insight as a former prosecutor to aggressively defend our clients. At times when your future may very well be on the line, you can turn to a proven Houston internet crime lawyer for the representation you need.

If you or someone you know has recently been charged with an internet crime or a sex crime in Houston or any of the surrounding communities of Texas, please do not wait to reach out to our firm for more information about your case and how we can help. Complete a confidential free case evaluation form to schedule your consultation or call (713) 600-7777.