Internet offenses are quite complicated. These offenses range from soliciting drugs or soliciting a minor online to possession of child pornography and distribution of the same. An investigator and/or a forensic analyst is usually recommended for these offenses. There maybe times when you’re downloading something from the internet and a pop-up appears. You click on the pop-up and you’re immediately bombarded with unwanted ads and offers. One of these offers contains child pornography. What do you do? You could potentially be charged with violation of California Penal Code 311.1.
Recently, the police have been active in setting sting operation on local posting sites (ie: craigslist.org) posing as under-age girls seeking relationship, or soliciting drugs. These sting operations must abide by certain rules and regulation to make valid arrests.