Atlanta Child Pornography Attorney
Child Pornography Defense
A federal conviction on charges of possession or production of child pornography invariably calls for severe punishment under the United States Sentencing Guidelines. Individuals convicted of these offenses often face a sentence of 30 years in prison, or quite possibly a life sentence. These days, child pornography cases are almost exclusively investigated and prosecuted through the use of computer evidence. Rarely does the government have eyewitnesses placing an individual at the computer committing these offenses. Instead, the government often relies on computer forensic analysis to prosecute individuals charged with these crimes.
Given the virtually unlimited amount of resources at the government's disposal, individuals charged with child pornography offenses face an uphill battle to prove their innocence. Additionally, as arrests for these offenses are often publicly announced, people charged with these crimes become quickly convicted in the court of public opinion and smeared with the stigma of being a child predator before they have a chance to prove their innocence.
Those who are convicted of possession or production of child pornography commit a federal offense and are subject to a range of fines and prison time. The fine can go up to $100,000 and the prison sentence can range from five to 20 years.
It is essential that anyone facing charges of possession or production of child pornography immediately seek the advice of a federal criminal defense attorney who knows and understands the technology utilized by the government in the prosecution of these offenses and can go toe-to-toe with the government's computer forensic experts. Unfortunately, computers are not perfect. Computers make mistakes and especially in these times of hacking, and identity theft, innocent people may find themselves charged with these types of crimes due to the actions of others. One convicted of these charges needs an attorney that is familiar with the United States Sentencing Guidelines for child pornography offenses. Effective arguments at sentencing can be the difference between someone spending a few years in prison and someone spending a lifetime.
Legal Representation for Child Pornography Charges
The severity of the punishment for child pornography charges makes it imperative that anyone accused of such a crime immediately seek the advice of an attorney with significant experience handling these types of matters. When your career, reputation, and freedom are on the line, the smartest decision you can make is to hire the attorneys at The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, PC. The firm's legal team knows the law, is experienced in federal criminal defense, and will aggressively fight for individuals facing a federal investigation or