Internet & Sex Crimes

The Jeffcoat Firm is dedicated to defending people who are accused of internet and sex crimes such as criminal sexual conduct, lewd acts, and possession of child pornography. We fight to protect our clients’ constitutional rights, reputation, and freedom. 

The unfortunate reality is that false accusations of sex crimes can occur and lead to wrongful arrests. Those accused of a sex or internet offense deserve a criminal defense lawyer who is knowledgeable on the law, experienced in the courtroom, and understands the procedures used by police and prosecutors to obtain a conviction. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on an advertisement. Please review our qualifications and experience and contact us about scheduling a free and confidential case review.

  1. Types of Internet and Sex Crime Cases We Handle
  2. What Our Criminal Defense Law Firm Can Do For You
  3. South Carolina Internet and Sex Crime Statutes

Types of Internet and Sex Crime Cases We Handle 

  • Criminal sexual conduct (CSC)
  • Disseminating obscenity 
  • Exploitation of a minor
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Indecent exposure
  • Lewd act
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Sex offender registry
  • Voyeurism/peeping Tom

What Our Criminal Defense Law Firm Can Do for You 

The penalties and collateral consequences for sex and internet crimes — including being added to the sex offender registry, GPS monitoring, and involuntary commitment under the Sexually Violent Predator Act — are severe and can last a lifetime

When people are charged with sexual offenses in South Carolina, they often assume the situation is hopeless; it’s not. You don’t have to deal with these kinds of charges on your own. 

Our attorneys at The Jeffcoat Firm will do everything in their power to resolve your situation with the most beneficial outcome. You may think your charges are not serious, but the consequences of even a misdemeanor conviction can negatively affect the rest of your life. You need a criminal defense attorney that won’t quit fighting for your liberties and your long-term future.

The Jeffcoat Firm attorneys are always available, meaning you won’t waste any time waiting for a reply. Your initial consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

DISCLAIMER: Any results achieved on behalf of a client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.

South Carolina Internet and Sex Crime Statutes 

For more information on SC statutes involving internet and sex crimes, please refer directly to the South Carolina Code of Laws.

16-3-652.Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.

16-3-653.Criminal sexual conduct in the second degree.

16-3-654.Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree.

16-3-655.Criminal sexual conduct with a minor; aggravating and mitigating circumstances; penalties; repeat offenders.

16-3-656.Criminal sexual conduct: assaults with intent to commit.

16-3-658.Criminal sexual conduct: where the victim is a spouse.

16-3-755.Sexual battery with a student.

16-3-810.Engaging child for sexual performance; penalty.

16-3-820.Producing, directing or promoting a sexual performance by a child; penalty.

16-15-90.Prostitution; lewdness, assignation, and prostitution generally.

16-15-110.Prostitution; violations.

16-15-130.Indecent exposure; breastfeeding.

16-15-250.Communicating obscene messages to other persons without consent.

16-15-305.Disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity unlawful; definitions; penalties; obscene material designated contraband.

16-15-342.Criminal solicitation of a minor; defenses; penalties.

16-15-345.Disseminating obscene material to a person under age eighteen prohibited; penalties.

16-15-355.Disseminating obscene material to minor twelve years of age or younger prohibited; penalties

16-15-365.Exposure of private parts in lewd and lascivious manner, aiding or procuring a person to perform such act, or permitting the use of premises for such act prohibited; penalties.

16-15-385.Disseminating harmful material to minors and exhibiting harmful performance to minor defined; defenses; penalties.

16-15-387.Employment of person under eighteen to appear in public in a state of sexually explicit nudity; mistake of age; penalties.

16-15-395.First degree sexual exploitation of a minor defined; presumptions; defenses; penalties.

16-15-405.Second degree sexual exploitation of a minor defined; presumptions; defenses; penalties.

16-15-410.Third degree sexual exploitation of a minor defined; penalties; exception.

16-15-415.Promoting prostitution of a minor defined; defenses; penalties.


16-17-470.Eavesdropping, peeping, voyeurism.

16-17-490.Contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


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