Criminal Justice Lawyer Defending Child Pornography Cases
Few matters may be more scrutinized by the community and the courts than a federal indictment for a child pornography charge. A federal conviction can carry more than 20-year prison sentence, thousands of dollars in civil and criminal fines, and permanent registration as a sex offender. Even in cases where a person unknowingly possesses pornographic materials involving minors, legal charges and convictions can still be made if sufficient evidence is found.
Do not make the mistake of assuming your innocence. With such stiff penalties, it is crucial that an experienced attorney who is astute on federal child pornography law – including possession, distribution and production of child pornography – is contacted right away to defend any possibility to clear your name.
Contact Whalen Law Office without delay if facing federal charges for the possession, receipt, copying, or distribution of child pornography. These charges generally encompass any images containing sexual depictions of individuals under the age of 18.
Legal Representation for Child Pornography Cases
Mr. Whalen has years of experience defending federal child pornography charges and knows what federal prosecutors can and cannot hold against an alleged suspect. Mr. Whalen also has the consideration it takes as a highly committed attorney to listen to any explanations in order to aggressively defend his client’s rights.
The constant evolution of technology brings a strong technological component to these cases. We employ a team of technical experts to leave no stone unturned. In the right hands, technology can actually work to benefit preparation for a child pornography defense. For example, an aggressive criminal attorney can argue that a client was coerced in a government “sting operation” to engage in child pornography. A child pornography lawyer can also argue that a computer was hacked or that illicit images were maliciously placed by others through work computers, notebooks, iPads, smart phones or cell phones.
In many instances, all an effective attorney at Whalen Law Office needs to prove is whether his client’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated with any search or seizure of the client’s digital equipment.
Your Criminal Justice Lawyer
Conviction of possession of even just a few pictures on a computer hard drive can result in prison sentences exceeding 15 years, and the lifelong stigma of a federal child pornography offender.
It is up to the federal prosecutor to prove without a doubt that an individual knowingly possessed, received, copied or distributed child pornography. Mr. Whalen will complete the proper research and investigate every avenue to protect your reputation and your rights.
Call Mr. Whalen today at214-368-2560. We offer a free consultation.