A young girl with laptop and smartphone sitting indoors, internet abuse concept.We know facing Traveling to Meet Minor for Sex charges in South Florida can feel overwhelming, but Rossen Law Firm is here to guide you through the legal process and defend your rights every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your confidential consultation with an experienced sex crimes attorney serving Fort Lauderdale.

What is a Traveling to Meet Minor for Sex Crime? 

The crime of Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex is defined as traveling any distance within, from, or to Florida for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual conduct with a child (a person under 18 years old) after using an online service or electronic device to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice the child to engage in unlawful sexual conduct.

FLA. STAT. § 847.0135 (2019) 


The crime of Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex is a second-degree felony in South Florida and punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and a $10,000 fine.

Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex charges are assigned a Level 7 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. If convicted, the minimum sentence a judge must impose is 21 months of prison. This means you cannot have a prison sentence shorter than 21 months. 

This offense is commonly charged along with the crime of Soliciting a Child for Unlawful Sex through a Computer in Florida. Each separate use of a computer, online service, internet service, or electronic device can be as charged as a separate offense, meaning there can be multiple counts of the same charge. For example, you could contact someone on your phone one day and your computer the next day – and even if the victim is the same, that could classify as two separate criminal charges. 


If you’re facing a Traveling to Meet Minor for Sex charge in Fort Lauderdale – we are here to lend an expert hand and help you through this challenging time. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and expert defense to Traveling to Meet  a Child for Sex charges in South Florida.

Everyone makes mistakes; that’s life. We are here to listen, not judge, and to answer any questions you will have. At the Rossen Law Firm we guarantee a judgment-free zone where your respect, dignity and future are our utmost priority.                                       

Get in touch with our office if you’re facing Traveling to Meet Minor for Sex charges. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you, and help guide you in the right direction. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to destroy your life – and we’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t.

Traveling to Meet Minor for Sex Defenses 

  • Entrapment: An entrapment defense can be used when law enforcement induces a person to commit a crime that the person was not otherwise predisposed to commit. Determining if this defense is viable depends on who initiated the discussions of unlawful sexual acts, persistence of law enforcement to commit the acts, documented instances of reluctance by the defendant to commit the unlawful sexual act, and defendant’s expressed sexual interests.

  • Lack of Seduction, Solicitation, Luring, or Enticement: A key element of Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex is that the defendant either seduce, solicit, lure, or entice the child or person thought to be a child to engage in an illegal sexual act. However, each word has a specific legal meaning and if the defendant did not actually engage in acts that would comprise one of those elements cannot be convicted of the crime.

  • Diminished Capacity: The defendant may have had diminished capacity or mental instability at the time of the offense; so a possible defense is that the defendant did not have the intention to commit a crime, nor the mental state to commit the crime. 

Free Traveling to Meet Minor for Sex Criminal Defense Strategy Session

We take care of traveling to meet minor for sex cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a personalized and vigorous defense to your sex crime charges in South Florida. 

We offer FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result on your case for you.


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