Online Solicitation


Hire a Lawyer to Defend Your Freedom

An increasingly common crime prosecuted against people in Texas is the crime of Internet solicitation of a minor. This type of Internet crime is the focus of substantial media coverage and prosecutorial action. The mere allegation of Internet solicitation has ruined the lives of many innocent people. It is important that you hire a team of legal professionals to stand up and fight for you.

The law firm of Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP, in Houston, Texas, uses a legal team approach that combines the skills of three former Harris County Prosecutors to develop strategic defenses against serious criminal charges like online solicitation. The firm’s attorneys have unique insights into the local legal system, having formed relationships with police officers, judges and investigators while serving as assistant district attorneys.

The crime of online solicitation of a minor is a serious criminal allegation that can have long lasting legal ramifications to those accused. It involves intentional communication in a sexually explicit manner with a minor or distributing sexually explicit material to a minor. The internet has given people the freedom to meet others from the comfort of their own home. Yet law enforcement continuously monitors websites and chat rooms searching for wrongdoers.

Don’t make the mistake of providing incriminating statements to police. Speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney now.

If convicted of online solicitation of a minor or any other sexual offense, you may have to register as a sex offender with the State of Texas and you will be facing prison time. When you’re facing charges like these, you need a strong advocate on your side. Don’t let fear or embarrassment prevent you from seeking the legal representation that you need to defend your reputation and your freedom.

With experience prosecuting these cases as assistant district attorneys, and defending them as criminal defense attorneys, the firm’s attorneys know what lengths police officers will go to in order to obtain a confession or conviction against a person accused of online solicitation. Police task forces often obtain warrants to seize your computer, cell phone and other evidence. However, they cannot force you to make a statement. Never speak to a law enforcement officer without first speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Don’t jeopardize your freedom or your reputation by pleading guilty to the crime of online solicitation. Before risking your future, contact a online solicitation lawyer Houston at the law firm of Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP for a free consultation.