Child pornography charges are incredibly serious and can ruin your reputation in the community even if you are not convicted. These accusations should never be faced without the help of a Solana Beach child pornography attorney. It is critical you contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you are aware of any police investigation or as soon as the victim or police contact you about this matter.
Being convicted of child pornography distribution or possession can result in a lengthy prison term and when you are released from prison, you will also be forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. These charges may be filed in local or federal courts, so it can be quite beneficial to hire a Del Mar defense lawyer with experience in both federal and state courts.
While possession of child pornography is a pretty straight forward charge, many people believe distribution requires physically handing something to someone or selling the material. In fact, distribution charges can be brought up if you shared child pornography with even one other individual in person, online or by any other means of communication. No sale needs to have taken place.
When people are arrested for these types of child pornography cases the police and prosecutors will often try to convince them that there is enough evidence to prove their guilt and the best option is a plea bargain. Never discuss your case or negotiate a plea bargain with the police or prosecutors unless your Torrey Pines defense lawyer is present. Many child pornography cases can be successfully fought, but what you say to police and prosecutors can be used against you as evidence, ruining any defense you may have. Your child pornography defense attorney in University City can ensure any police searches are performed legally and that if your rights are violated, that the related evidence will be withheld from your trial.
Because child pornography crimes in San Diego so often involve cell phones, computers and other digital files, it is critical you work with a top La Jolla criminal attorney with experience in complex digital crimes. Peter M. Liss has experience with child pornography cases involving all types of technology and he can help you. Please call (760) 643-4050 or (858) 486-3024 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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