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Fort Myers Office  Lee County

2257 Cleveland Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33901  

Phone 239-334-8890  

Fax 239-334-2847



  Sarasota Office Sarasota County 

  2060 Ringling Blvd.

​  Sarasota, Florida 34237

  Phone: 941-366-3506  

  Fax: 941-366-3568


State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Sarasota and Bradenton 

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Internet Sex Crimes and Child Pornography

Not all sex crime lawyers have experience in defending Internet crimes


Over the last three years Peter Aiken has defended over twenty five felony cases in eight Florida counties in which men have been charged as a result of Internet sex stings.  Successful defense in Internet cases depends upon a knowledge of the police tactics in entrapment as well as the latest Court decisions and ICAC standards and procedures.  These Internet crimes can be prosecuted in either State or Federal Courts and it is critical for a criminal defense attorney to understand the latest technology in dating sites like Badoo.com, Backpage.com, Craigslist Casual Encounters, Adam4Adam.com and Meetme.com.  Many times the men arrested are young, and often students, who were on the Internet looking for adult companionship and fall victim to police bait and switch ploys.  Getting arrested or convicted of traveling to meet a minor, Internet solicitation of a minor or worse yet, attempted lewd battery of a minor has horrible consequences. 


The Florida sentencing guidelines provide for a State prison sentence, and even worse, if convicted you become a registered sex offender and face years of sex offender probation.

 

Visit Peter Aiken’s blog at www.floridasexstinglawyer.com.

In Sarasota and Bradenton the State Attorney has targeted child pornography offenders and kiddie porn cases are on the rise.  Defending men charged with possession of child pornography, or transmission of child porn or the creation of child pornography by promotion of children to perform sex acts carries often decades of prison time.  In the Federal Courts a conviction and sentence under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines will land you in Federal Prison for ten years or more.  Defending Child Pornography cases requires an understanding of how computers, laptops, Iphones and tablets function, as well as the forensic examination software used by investigators to extract and document evidence of the crime.There are a multitude of defenses to these types of charges and successful Internet defense depends on state of the art presentation.  Juries, and often the Courts, have to be educated on how men can accidently download or possess illegal images of children.  There may also be instances where something in someone’s childhood past may have impacted their impulse control.  If you or a loved one has been arrested Call 941 366 3506 today