Contact or Communicating with 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
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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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