Child Pornography Defense Attorneys
Defending Against Child Pornography Charges
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There are few crimes that have more of a negative reaction than being charged with distribution, possession or production of child pornography. The State severely punishes those people possessing inappropriate images of children. It is easy to end up with materials considered pornography under your control – you may open a text, an email, or download a file. A person can face criminal accusations when they did not realize that the images that he or she possessed were that of a minor. The penalties increase with distribution, or production of pornography versus possession. If you are being accused, investigated or charged with a child pornography crime – you need the assistance of an experienced federal criminal defense attorney that has the experience and knowledge needed to help you.
An Aggressive Defense against Child Pornography Charges
Attorney Norman D. McKellar has spent many years protecting the rights of his clients. As a federal criminal defense lawyer, Mr. McKellar has represented defendants in many different sexual-based crimes. Issues involving children are amongst the most difficult to defend because of the negative public scrutiny. Our law firm offers a non-judgmental environment in which to share your situation. Whatever the circumstances, we can help. Our attorneys work with computer forensic specialists and other experts that are able to discover information to refute the facts being presented by the prosecution. We work hard to investigate every part of your case in order to determine if your rights were violated. We offer the best defense possible to help you defeat or minimize the charges.
What is Child Pornography?
Child pornography involves minors under eighteen (18) years of age who are engaging in any activity of a sexual nature. There are many different actions that can result in a charge related to child pornography.
Some of these include:
- Distribution of child pornography through the mail, in person, or over the Internet
- Downloading or sending materials that are classified as child pornography using the Internet
- Possession of images of a person under the age of 18 years that are considered pornographic in nature in either hard copy or on a computer hard drive
- Production of child pornography in any medium, including photographs, videos, or digital media for sale on the Internet
- Selling child pornography
- Sending a sexually explicit text message or image to a person under the age of eighteen (18) years or encouraging a minor to send you sexually explicit photographs
What Are The Penalties for Child Pornography Charges?
Possession of child pornography can result in a sentence with a mandatory minimum of four (4) to fifteen (15) years in prison, which usually is dependent on the volume of child pornography in the accused’s possession and the nature of the images; this sentencing range can be increased to thirty (30) years in prison if the child depicted is under the age of thirteen (13);
Distribution of child pornography has a minimum mandatory sentence of ten (10) years in prison and prison terms of much longer time periods are possible;
Production of child pornography charges that lead to a conviction will result in a minimum prison term of ten (10) years and may result in a twenty (20) year sentence.
If you are under investigation or have been charged with child pornography you should contact us immediately for help. As the internet has changed the world that we live in, it has also changed how material is produced and distributed. It is critical for someone accused of this crime to have an attorney who understands every facet of the law and how it impacts those accused.
Aggressively Defending Against Child Pornography Charges
Defending against a child pornography charge means that a spotlight is going to be shown on every aspect of a defendant’s life. If you are being charged with or investigated for any sex crime, act quickly to obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The selection of the right attorney may be the most important decision you make as you move forward with your defense.
To make an appointment with a lawyer from McKellar & Easter, Attorneys at Law, call 865-566-0125 or send us an email. Initial telephone consultations at our firm are always free and can be made at any of our three offices in Knoxville, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia. We accept credit cards.