Crimes Against Children Are Prosecuted Aggressively

Our Criminal Defense Lawyer Will Fight Just As Hard

In response to a national outcry against the sexual exploitation of minors, which is fueled in part by reality TV shows like "To Catch A Predator," law enforcement authorities continue to aggressively investigate and arrest individuals accused of committing sex crimes against children. Many of those charged are initially contacted during undercover sting operations in which police posing as minors on the internet interact with adults. Eventually, the suspect will be asked to send sexually explicit photos or agree to meet in person in order to have sex.

If you are convicted of a sex crime — against a child or an adult — you will likely have to register as a sex offender, possibly for life. This has implications far beyond jail time. We work to minimize the impact of sex crime charges and keep a conviction off your record.

The aggressive tactics used by police can result in innocent individuals being charged with crimes they did not commit. If you face criminal charges involving the sexual exploitation of a child, sexual abuse of a minor or any offense related to sexual activity with a child, it is important to enlist the help of a criminal defense attorney who has experience defending individuals in these cases.

Fighting The Charges Against You

We have extensive experience representing clients who face a wide range of criminal charges involving children, including:

  • Sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Child pornography
  • Child molestation
  • Aggravated child molestation
  • Statutory rape

We will review the facts of your case carefully to determine if police overstepped their rights and entrapped you. This requires showing that police used "undue persuasion" or "deceitful means" to entice you into committing the act, or that you would not have committed the act if police had not acted as they did.

Because criminal defense lawyer Tom Peterson worked as an assistant district attorney before starting his own practice, he understands how the prosecution develops its strategy in these cases. He knows how to spot weaknesses in the prosecution's case and how to effectively negotiate reduced charges.

It Is Important To Act Immediately

A prompt response in any criminal case is important, but it is especially true when the charges are as serious as these are. Call 912-386-4306 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We represent clients throughout southeast Georgia from our office in Vidalia.