His 20 years of legal experience and his successful history of handling high-profile cases work in your favor. Garfinkel leaves no stone unturned when defending clients in cases involving computer and Internet crime.
In some Internet crimes, the prosecution is required to prove that you intended to break the law. Garfinkel uses his experience and has excess to seasoned experts to fight this key battle. Garfinkel has experience handling all types of computer and Internet crime, such as: Conviction of an Internet sex crime can mean adding your name to the sex offender registry. Garfinkel will provide the experienced, aggressive defense you need to help preserve your rights, your reputation and your freedom. He offers free initial consultations to discuss your case and legal options.
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subsection (b) of Section 10-5 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 committed by luring or attempting to lure a child under the age of 16 into a motor vehicle, building, house trailer, or dwelling place without the consent of the parent or lawful custodian of the child for other than a lawful purpose and the offense was committed on or after January 1, 1998, provided the offense was sexually motivated as defined in Section 10 of the Sex Offender Management Board Act.
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Any conviction set aside pursuant to law is not a conviction for purposes of this Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, when the victim is a person under 18 years of age, the defendant is not a parent of the victim, the offense was sexually motivated as defined in Section 10 of the Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment Act, and the offense was committed on or after January 1, 19-11 (sexual relations within families) of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, and the offense was committed on or after June 1, 1997.
If the offense was committed before June 1, 1997, it is a sex offense requiring registration only when the person is convicted of any felony after July 1, 2011, and paragraph (2.1) of subsection (c) of Section 3 of this Act applies.
Internet offenses such as Internet solicitation, Internet fraud, or possession of child pornography are serious crimes with devastating consequences.
If you are under investigation for or have been charged with an Internet crime, trust your rights and future to experienced Chicago defense attorney Hal M. Attorney Garfinkel is a former prosecutor, which allows him to anticipate the prosecution's tactics and counter them with a well planned defense.