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Internet-Based Sex Crime Charges Are Serious

While any sex crime can lead to serious legal consequences, tech-based sex crimes come with unique stakes. Often, allegations of an internet sex crime fall under federal statutes that result in mandatory minimum prison sentences and enormous sentencing guidelines ranges of imprisonment. Additionally, anyone with otherwise sensitive information on their personal devices, such as client information or proprietary secrets, can find those devices seized.

With such a high-stakes situation, you need to know your attorney has the experience and skill to represent you. At The Law Office of Mark P. Rankin, P.A., attorney Mark Rankin has decades of experience providing thorough, meticulous criminal defense to individuals facing criminal charges at the federal level. He can provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions.

High Stakes Charges Demand Skilled Representation

Mark Rankin has intervened and defended people across the Greater Tampa Bay area and beyond for a variety of federal crimes. He understands the stress and uncertainty of people facing allegations of crimes such as:

  • Child pornography
  • Revenge porn
  • Stalking
  • Child enticement
  • Cyberstalking
  • Sex trafficking

While many of these crimes have a “real life” component, often the original touch point or a serious portion of the activity took place online.

The Double-Edged Sword Of Online Anonymity

When you work online, when you live online, when a large portion of your life is in the digital space, you get comfortable with a certain level of anonymity. Law enforcement uses internet anonymity to manipulate and entrap individuals frequently.

Anyone implicated in crime because of the actions of law enforcement can use that fact in their defense. Entrapment is an illegal tactic, but it can be difficult to prove. Mark Rankin has the experience and skill to help you in this pursuit.

Move Quickly To Protect Your Rights

It is imperative for your lawyer to move quickly to a bond hearing to protect your rights. Mark Rankin is intimately familiar with this process and will diligently and thoroughly work to protect you at every stage. Get a meeting with him today by calling 877-620-0898 or sending an email.