It is possible to inadvertently download an image while surfing the internet. Unfortunately, if that image is of a minor child in a compromising sexual situation, you may end up facing child pornography charges. Alternatively, police pose online as dealers of child pornography and can lure you into sending images. It's important that you seek legal representation if you have been charged or are under investigation for a computer sex crime, such as sharing child pornography.
At Berman & Russo, we have more than 50 years of combined experience to put toward your defense. Contact us online for a free consultation on how we can put that experience to work for you.
It is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side who can perform a forensic investigation to examine and challenge the evidence the prosecution plans to use.
Charges that may be brought because of a police investigation can include:
- Solicitation of a minor
- Internet solicitation of a minor
- Receipt and distribution of child pornography
- Possession of child pornography
Sentences the court can impose as a result of a conviction may include:
- Time in prison
- Restitution paid to minors appearing in the images
- Your name on the sex offender registry
The criminal defense attorneys at Berman & Russo
work with you to make sure that you don't accept an unfavorable plea bargain that negatively affects you for the rest of your life. While it may seem that the evidence is stacked against you when you are charged with possessing child pornography, it's important to understand how an experienced trial attorney can help you defend yourself against these charges. Questions of who had access to a computer or a network can undercut the credibility of seemingly solid evidence.
At Berman & Russo
, we work with the court system to mitigate the consequences you may be facing. We often negotiate with prosecutions and the court, taking in to account your background, character and reputation, and we work to prevent the imposition of the severe sentences that can accompany this type of charge. If you are facing child pornography charges, contact us today
and we can begin working on your defense. Call us at 860-644-1548