Sex Tourism cases are very serious because they are almost always prosecuted by the federal government. Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney at the Pennsylvania law office of The Zeiger Firm for a free consultation on your sex tourism case. Whether you are being prosecuted in federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (EDPA), Middle District of Pennsylvania (MDPA), or Western District of Pennsylvania (WDPA), our experienced sex tourism lawyers can help. Sex Tourism cases prosecuted by the federal government carry extreme sentences so it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney. By their very nature, sex crimes generate a serious reaction from prosecutors and from society.
Understanding Sex Tourism Laws in Philadelphia
Sex tourism prosecution of an individual who travels to a foreign country to engage in sex with a minor is one such crime. The mere mention of such a crime will destroy families and reputations.
That is why it is vitally important to have an attorney represent the accused as early as possible in these cases. With aggressive investigation and lawyering, the Pennsylvania criminal defense attorneys at The Zeiger Firm have convinced authorities to drop and dismiss cases at their inception, before reputations are ruined. When cases do go forward, our criminal defense attorneys understand the various crimes that a person may be charged with, and we aggressively and zealously will defend you against these charges.
At The Zeiger Firm, we understand the PROTECT Act, the Department of Homeland Security’s “Operation Predator” and other laws governing a charge of “sexual tourism.” There are many defenses to assert. We investigate law enforcement procedures, exploring issues of entrapment, and present your strongest defense possible. Further, we challenge the criminal charge of sexual tourism itself. First, the charge involves conduct in a foreign country, outside the province of the United States. Second, many are prosecuted for “attempting” to have sex with a minor (e.g., after buying a “sex tourism trip” or “sex vacation” through a travel agency), even before they have left the country and committed any illicit act.
The Role of a Philadelphia Sex Tourism Lawyer
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers at The Zeiger Firm understand the laws, rules and procedures necessary to defend clients charged with sexual tourism, and we fight to obtain the best results for our clients. We advocate zealously, never forgetting that our most important goal is obtaining the best results for our clients, whether that means fighting procedural battles or representing our clients before a judge or jury. We work hard for our clients, explaining their options and keeping them updated about the status of their cases.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney to defend you when you have been arrested and charged with sexual tourism, contact The Zeiger Firm, whose goal is to represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at 215-546-0340 or send us an email.