Contacting a Minor in California
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In California, it is a crime to contact or communicate with a minor –
knowing that the individual is a minor child – with the intent to
commit a serious felony. It is imperative to understand that a person
can be convicted of “contacting a minor with intent to commit a
felony” despite never actually doing anything illegal with the minor.
The underlying felonies include:
- Forcible penetration with a foreign object
- Lewd acts with a child under 14
- Oral copulation with a minor
- Child pornography
The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert is determined to ensure that your rights and future are protected. With
more than 10 years of experience, our
Ventura criminal defense lawyer has a comprehensive understanding of state law to either get your charges
reduced or your case dismissed altogether.
Penalties for Contact a Minor with Intent to Commit a Felony
The penalty for contacting a minor with intent to commit a felony is the
same as the potential penalty for the underlying offense you are alleged
to have intended. The potential penalties include a lengthy prison sentence
and a fine of up to $10,000. Additionally, a conviction for contacting
or communicating with a minor with intent to commit a felony will require
you to register for California’s Sex Offender Registration Act.
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Not only will this offense result in extensive prison sentences and costly
fines, but also register as a sex offender and a damage reputation. Your
personal and professional life can have a severe, negative impact, making
it difficult to live a normal life ever again. Do not risk fighting these
charges without experienced legal assistance from our Ventura criminal
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