Perhaps nothing as detested by the public as much as pornography crimes involving the internet, especially if they involve children or other innocent victims.
If you are accused of a pornography charge, you may be facing more trouble than you realize. You need to immediately contact the office of criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire.What is Considered Internet Pornography?
Anyone who is involved with possessing, manufacturing or distributing pornography involving children can be accused of illegal internet pornography.
This is a charge that can send you straight to prison, possibly federal prison if you case is heard in federal court.
This is why you’ll want a highly-qualified lawyer who is capable of trying cases at both the state and federal level.
The evidence obtained against you will largely be through searches of your computer or computers and will also involve expert testimony. This is done by forensic investigators who can figure out how the illegal images were obtained.
So your lawyer will also need to have expert witnesses who can help sort through this maze to present your case.
It is complicated and often takes a great deal of time and effort. The state is very clear on how these cases should be prosecuted. You can read about it in the state’s statutes, RSA 649-A:3.
One of the things that prosecutors will be trying to determine is whether the images you are accused of possessing or distributing involve a real child and not some kind of digitally-altered image of a child. Or whether it is really an adult who is made to look like a child.
With this charge you will possibly be facing a minimum-mandatory sentence. This means that the judge has little leeway and must sentence you according to strict guidelines, and impose the mandatory sentence.
In the federal system, even a first conviction for receiving child pornography carries a minimum mandatory sentence of five years in prison. The laws are slightly wonky, though, and the minimum mandatory for possession child pornography on a first offense doesn’t carry a minimum mandatory sentence.
The bottom line is this: Don’t deal in child pornography. Most adult pornography is legal and won’t get you in this kind of legal trouble.
But if you are arrested, please call criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone now. He wants you to understand that you should never speak with law enforcement officers about your case before you speak to your legal team. That’s because they can use whatever you say about your case in court.
With The Anazalone Law Firm, your case will be a top priority.
An arrest on child pornography charges can absolutely turn your life into shambles. Even before a conviction, your reputation will be tattered. This is the kind of charge that can result in the loss of a job and your family could even turn on you.
We can help you get the best possible outcome after you’ve been charged with this crime.
Please call us at 603.548.3797 to request a free consultation with Michael Anzalone.