Traveling to Meet a Minor

Orlando Traveling to Meet a Minor Defense Lawyers

Traveling to meet a minor charges are very serious. If convicted, you could face serious jail time and will be left with a very tainted reputation. Even if an individual is found innocent, simply being charged with traveling to meet a minor is embarrassing and carries certain social stigmas.

What constitutes traveling to meet a minor?

Under the Florida Statutes, Traveling to meet a minor is defined as: any person who travels any distance either within this state, to this state, or from this state by any means, who attempts to do so, or who causes another to do so or to attempt to do so for the purpose of engaging in any legal act described in chapter 794 (sexual battery), chapter 800 (lewd or lascivious), or chapter 827 (abuse of children), or to otherwise engage in other unlawful conduct with a child or with another person believed by the person to be a child after using a computer online service, Internet service, local bulletin board service, or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to:

(1) Seduce, solicit, lure, or entice or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice a child or another person believed by the person to be a child, to engage in any illegal act described in chapter 794 (sexual battery), chapter 800 (lewd or lascivious), or chapter 827 (abuse of children), or to otherwise engage in other unlawful conduct with a child; or

(2) Solicit, lure, or entice or attempt to solicit, lure, or entice a parent, legal guardian, or custodian of a child or a person believed to be a parent, legal guardian, or custodian of a child to consent to the participation of such child in any act described in chapter 794 (sexual battery), chapter 800 (lewd or lascivious), or chapter 827 (abuse of children), or to otherwise engage in other unlawful conduct.

Traveling to meet a minor is a second degree felony and can carry a minimum state prison sentence of 21 months. If you have a prior criminal record, your sentencing points will be enhanced, exposing you to a longer period of incarceration. In order to sustain a conviction, the State must prove that the traveling was for the purpose to have sex with a minor.

Law enforcement has been known to utilize different methods for “sting” operations. These includes:

  • Internet chat rooms
  • Social networking sites
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • Twitter
  • AOL
  • Craigslist
  • Text Messaging

Unfortunately some people are wrongly accused of this awful crime and are forced to defend themselves against something that they did not do. If you or someone you know has been charged with traveling to meet a minor, an Orlando criminal defense lawyer from NeJame Law can help you fight your case. The penalties are extremely high and this is not something that should be left to chance.

Contact our Highly Experienced Traveling to Meet a Minor Defense Lawyers

Help is Here! If you or someone you know has been accused of traveling to meet a minor in Orlando, or any other city in Florida contact NeJame Law immediately. You need an experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney on your case. We are available 7 days a week. Call us at (407) 500-0000 or fill out the online form provided on this page. You can also e-mail us at Defense@NeJameLaw.com. One of our experienced traveling to meet a minor attorneys will contact you back shortly. We value your privacy and will keep any information strictly confidential. We treat our customers with care, respect and confidentiality. We will do anything we can do to get the best result on their behalf.