Child Pornography

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defense for child pornography on the internetChild Pornography, the visual portrayal of sexual conduct or lewd exhibition of the pubic area of or involving a minor, is considered to be a crime. Both Federal and State laws make it illegal to produce, possess, distribute or sell pornographic materials that in any way exploit or portray a person under the age of 18.

Computer Technology and the Internet

When it comes to the use of computer technology and the Internet, child pornography is increasingly becoming a crime that most anyone can commit or be charged with committing without even knowing it. The mere presence of pornographic images on a computer, even if it was downloaded without your knowledge, can implicate you. If you have received pornographic emails and deleted them, since the images still remain on your computer's hard drive, these too can implicate you.

When involving the Internet, child pornography charges are often prosecuted at the federal level. Federal criminal defense is distinct from state defense and so requires specific strategies. It is very important to understand whether charges against you are being filed by the state, the federal government, or both. You need a criminal defense attorney greatly experienced in both state and federal cases involving child pornography.

Defending Crimes Against Children

child accusing adult of child pornographyIn light of the fact that child sexual abuse charges are highly unacceptable to the public, prosecutors are under extreme pressure to pursue and convict those charged with this type of sex crime. Prosecutors may even coax the testimony of a child in such a way that it exaggerates their case against you. Jurors may also lower their standards requiring much less proof of guilt than with any other type of crime.

If you are facing child pornography charges, it is crucial to have legal representation with specialized expertise in defending those accused of crimes against children.



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