Defense Of Child Pornography Charges

Many child pornography cases begin in state court where the charge is usually "sexual exploitation of a minor." Once the federal authorities get wind of it, they take over and the case moves to federal court. Such a charge is serious enough in state court, but in federal court the threat to the accused is magnified immensely. Federal prosecutors have a well-earned reputation for thorough investigation and case preparation, and work hard to obtain convictions in child pornography cases. Harsh mandatory minimum sentences often apply to child pornography cases and the United States Sentencing Guidelines recommend extremely long sentences in such cases.

If you have been charged with possession, distribution or production of child pornography, the stakes could not be higher. Your freedom and your entire future are on the line. At this point in your life, you need strong and effective defense representation.

Strong Advocates For People Charged With Federal Crimes

Hale & Blau, Attorneys at Law, PC is a team of vigorous criminal defense attorneys with years of experience in federal court. We work tirelessly to defend the rights and freedom of our clients. We understand the seriousness of the charges you face. Our attorneys will vigorously represent you in court seeking the best possible outcome.

Potential Defense Strategies For Child Pornography Charges

In any criminal case, the prosecution must present evidence that indicates the defendant's guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt." In every case we handle, we work tenaciously to hold prosecutors to that standard.

We will closely examine the evidence against you, seeking to develop the most effective defense strategy. Possible lines of attack on the prosecution's case include the following:

  • Showing that the evidence was illegally obtained
  • Entrapment, that is, inducement by a law enforcement agent to download or transmit images
  • Someone other than yourself downloaded the images
  • Someone used your Wi-Fi connection to download images

When it can be helpful in the defense effort, we can retain the services of one or more IT experts who can provide testimony in your defense. Our lawyers have the insight, technical resources and advocacy skills needed to defend you.

Free Consultation With A Child Pornography Defense Lawyer

To discuss the defense of child pornography or another internet sex crime charge, contact Hale & Blau, Attorneys at Law, PC at 919-805-3364. Located in Raleigh, we represent clients throughout North Carolina.