Sexual Solicitation Minor Arlington Virginia Laws Violation Code 18.2-374.3

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Sexual Solicitation Minor Arlington Virginia Laws Violation Code 18.2-374.3
Sexual Solicitation Minor Arlington Virginia Laws Violation Code 18.2-374.3

Sexual Solicitation Of A Minor In Arlington, Virginia

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Archer v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The City of Virginia Beach Circuit Court (Virginia) entered a final judgment of conviction after defendant was found guilty of using a communications system to solicit a person he knew, or had reason to believe, was a minor, for certain sexual offenses, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-374.3(B). Defendant appealed.

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Holdings:

The Arlington Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • The government may punish adults who provide unsuitable materials to children, and it may enforce criminal penalties for unlawful solicitation. Criminal solicitation involves the attempt of the accused to incite another to commit a criminal offense.
  • Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-374.3(B) proscribes, not the knowing communication of indecent materials to minors, but only the knowing use of a communications system to solicit a minor for certain criminal acts.
  • The power of punishment is vested in the legislative, not in the judicial, department. It is the legislature, not the Court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment. There may be limits to what the legislature may punish as criminal solicitation; for example, it would be illogical and untenable to make solicitation of a non-criminal act a criminal offense.

Sexual Solicitation Of A Minor In Arlington, Virginia

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Courts we cover in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington Circuit Court

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Arlington, VA 22201

Arlington General District Court

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Arlington, VA 22201

Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

P. O. Box 925
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100
Arlington County Justice Center,
Arlington, VA 22216

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.