North Carolina Child Pornography Defense Attorneys
Internet child pornography charges are often charged as a federal offense. Penalties, including sentencing following conviction, will be based on the federal sentencing guidelines. These guidelines provide for serious sentence enhancements depending on the types of images involved. For example, under the guidelines, a video of child pornography is equivalent to 75 still photographic images.
At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of Internet sex crimes and understand the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. If you have been charged with a state or federal child porn offense, contact our Charlotte law office to schedule a free consultation with a felony defense lawyer from our firm.
Defending Against Charges of Online Child Pornography
While many computer child pornography charges are federal crimes and will involve a federal indictment, it is also possible to be charged with possession of child pornography under state law. Prosecution of child pornographers can be pursued through the Department of Justice, the FBI, the U.S. attorney general, state attorneys, local law enforcement and local prosecutors, as well as other state and federal agencies.
These agencies use a variety of methods to catch producers and consumers of child pornography. These methods include federally run websites meant to catch consumers of online child porn, technology that can recover deleted files and Internet caches from personal computers, and sting operations through online chat rooms.
Several issues can be raised to challenge each of these methods. At Robert Law Group, PLLC, our sex crimes defense attorneys know how and when to address these issues:
- Did investigators entrap you or otherwise violate your constitutional rights?
- Was the evidence against you properly collected?
- Did you intentionally receive illegal images?
- Were you sitting at the computer when your account was being used for illegal activity?
- Who put all of the images on your hard drive?
- Were you arrested for an accidental download of pornography?
Contact A Charlotte Internet Child Pornography Attorney
It is never too soon or too late to talk to a criminal defense attorney when you are facing sexual-related criminal charges. Whether you are under investigation for distributing child pornography or have been falsely accused of receiving it, your future, your reputation and even your professional license is on the line.
For help with your child pornography case, solicitation of a minor allegation or other sex crime charges, call 800-511-7869 to or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and your defense.