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:

  • Rape
  • Forcible penetration with a foreign object
  • Lewd acts with a child under 14
  • Oral copulation with a minor
  • Kidnapping
  • 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 defense attorney.

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