Child Pornography

A Strong Defense Against Government Overreach In Child Pornography Cases

Allegations of a sex crime involving or depicting minors can be devastating to a person’s reputation and family. However, there are many cases where law enforcement charges an innocent person with possessing child pornography by mistake. Alternatively, a person may have watched sexual materials that they thought contained people over the age of 18 or may be charged because someone else viewed child pornography on a shared computer. These mistakes can happen to anyone.

Unfortunately, if you are not ready to vigorously defend yourself from these charges, you could face a long sentence in federal prison. The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, defends people in Central Ohio who are facing charges for all types of sex crimes. You can talk to an attorney at our Delaware office in a free consultation by calling 740-513-4830.

How A Lawyer Can Defend Your Rights

Federal and state law define child pornography as the visual depiction of children under the age of 18 engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you viewed, downloaded or disseminated pornographic materials from your computer. Proving these charges often involves a thorough investigation of evidence by computer forensic experts and law enforcement.

During this investigative stage, it is essential that you have a knowledgeable lawyer in your corner to protect your legal rights. Do not speak to law enforcement without having a lawyer by your side. Law enforcement investigators are aggressive in sex crimes involving children and may try to intimidate you to elicit damaging statements. A competent attorney can act as a buffer throughout this process and prevent your words from becoming twisted.

What Are The Penalties For A Conviction?

You can face child pornography charges at the state or federal level. Because the internet and federal mail carriers often facilitate these crimes, it is more likely that you will face federal charges.

The penalties for these crimes include hefty fines and federal prison sentences of:

  • Up to 5 years for consumption of child pornography
  • Up to 15 years for distribution of child pornography
  • Up to 20 years for transporting child pornography
  • Up to 30 years for the production of child pornography

Additionally, people who are convicted of a crime related to child pornography must register as a sex offender. People on the sex offender registry may face issues finding a place to live and have their rights limited, particularly around children.

Aggressive Legal Representation

Ideally, innocent people wouldn’t have to defend themselves from crimes they did not commit. However, we do not live in a perfect world, and the criminal justice system is anything but foolproof. If you are facing child pornography charges, the last thing you want to do is trust your future in the hands of an overburdened public defender. Instead, you need someone with experience standing by your side who will work to keep you out of prison.

The attorneys at The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, are well-versed in the criminal process related to child pornography charges. We are here to help you during this challenging time. Call us now at 740-513-4830 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation. Se habla español.