If you're charged with soliciting a minor, understand that the law takes a hard stance against it for legitimate reasons. It's been reported that one in 25 youth spoken to in the Youth Internet Safety Survey had been sexually solicited online in the last year. Most of the time, the person doing the soliciting attempted to make further contact through mail, in person or over the telephone.
Internet crimes come in many forms, and violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can get you into trouble with the law, even though you're not what you think of when you think of a criminal. Many people have been caught off-guard by being arrested for pirating software, music or videos off the Internet, and if you're accused of copyright infringement, you need to work quickly to build a defense.
Being accused of child pornography or Internet solicitation is a very serious allegation. There are reasons why your interactions online may put you in this position without you knowing it; maybe the person on the other end is lying about his or her age, or perhaps you thought you'd scare a child who was trying to meet up with a stranger by showing up and talking about the dangers of his or her actions. Whatever the reason for your case, it's important that you defend yourself, just like these individuals may do.
Internet fraud is common, and there are many types that can affect people. Sometimes, you can get caught up in a scam or make mistakes that make it appear that you're acting fraudulently. If that happens, you need to make sure you defend yourself immediately.