Have You Been Charged With Soliciting A Minor?

Across the state of Michigan, authorities are bringing charges for solicitation of a minor in increasing numbers — and as the use of online social networks has proliferated, it has become much easier to find yourself facing such charges without even understanding the crime you are alleged to have committed.

At G. M. Gabry Law, attorney Gary Michael Gabry is firmly committed to defending your rights if you find yourself facing charges for soliciting a minor in Kalamazoo, Portage or anywhere in the southwestern Michigan area. Thanks to his decades of experience as a prosecutor in Michigan combined with the office's long track record in the criminal defense arena, our office is fully prepared to fight for the legal rights of defendants charged with all manner of sex crimes, including solicitation of a minor.

Being Charged With Soliciting A Minor Can Carry Serious Consequences

A conviction for soliciting a minor in Michigan carries a wide range of serious and potentially life-changing consequences. As a felony in the state, those convicted under either one of Michigan's solicitation of a minor statutes can face as much as:

  • 20 years in prison
  • Fines of up to $20,000

In addition, convicted defendants must register as a sex offender; sex offender registration can lead to lifelong consequences in terms of employment and living situation, even after your prison term is over.

Fortunately, an experienced criminal defense attorney at G. M. Gabry Law can help you fight charges of soliciting of a minor. Depending on the details of your case, we can leverage the law and facts — using our knowledge of both the statues and Michigan's court system — to help you craft a defense that may help you avoid the most serious consequences of a conviction.

Use Of The Internet Can Dramatically Enhance Penalties

Keep in mind that using the internet to solicit a minor enhances the possible penalties you face. While the maximum sentence for soliciting a minor in person is four years, using the internet to do so increases the maximum penalty to 20 years — and engaging a lawyer who is experienced in such cases is critical to protecting your rights.

If you are facing solicitation of a minor charges in Michigan, you need a criminal defense lawyer who is able to aggressively defend your rights. Based in Portage, and serving the entire Kalamazoo area, G. M. Gabry Law brings nearly four decades of legal experience to your defense. Call us today at 269-389-9113, or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.