Child Pornography Defense Lawyer Minneapolis
Both the state and federal governments have devoted vast resources and have made great strides in combating child pornography. As a result of these efforts, many individuals have been caught and prosecuted for producing and/or distributing child pornography. However, there are also individuals that have been arrested when they have done nothing wrong.
Whether you committed the act or not, you do have rights and you need to ensure that they are protected. With the representation of an experienced Minneapolis & St. Paul criminal defense attorney, you can fight the charges and the consequences of conviction and receive the correct result in the conclusion of the case.
Effectively Challenging Child Pornography Charges
It is very important to fight child pornography charges because any individual who is convicted will be made to register as a sex offender. This means that they are exposed to the public as such and their reputation is destroyed. This comes after the prison term and fines that are ordered by a judge.
The state prison term could be up to 7 years and the fines up to $10,000. From there, an individual has a felony on their permanent record in addition to the sex offender registration.
Nonetheless, there are times when an individual may involuntarily receive an email from someone else that contains child pornography. Deleting the email doesn’t necessarily rid the computer of the content and that means a person can still be accused of possessing child pornography even if they didn’t have anything to do with it being on their computer. Other times and individual may be misdirected to a website without ever downloading the illegal images contained on the illegal site. But a record, or “thumbnail” of the image may be on your computer without your knowledge. It is very important that you have an attorney working for you who is able to thoroughly investigate where the pornography came from so it can be proven that no crime has been committed.
Skilled & Knowledgeable Representation
Your attorney will look at how the warrant was executed and how the child pornography was discovered. The reason for this is to see if procedures were carried out properly and if any rights violations occurred throughout the process. If the government’s evidence against you was acquired illegally, then your rights have been violated and the state’s case may fall apart.
Minnesota criminal defense attorney F.T. Sessoms has successfully defended a number of child pornography cases and he will use his experience, skill and dedication to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer
Child pornography is very serious, as it involves the production and/or distribution of videos or images of children in sexual situations. If you or a loved one has been charged with child pornography, you do not have to accept the charges. Instead, you can fight them with the help of an experienced defense attorney.
To learn more about your rights and options, contact me, F.T. Sessoms, at 612-344-1505 and request a consultation as I would be happy to discuss your case with you.