Child Pornography Lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Accused of Possessing Child Pornography?
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Being charged with possession of child pornography places a person on the
front line, leaving them vulnerable to a number of accusations and implications,
which can be life-altering and damaging to one’s reputation. Simply
being charged, however, does not mean that it is the end of the line.
The government has the burden of proving the accusations made against
you are valid, and you have the right to challenge their case.
You must understand that being charged with any type of
sex crime, especially one as serious as possession of child pornography, does not
mean that all hope is lost. On the contrary, the Minneapolis sex crime
lawyers at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. can fight to protect
your legal rights, ethically and with integrity. We have been fighting
to protect our clients' rights and freedom since 1983.
We are proven attorneys who have achieved incredible results for our clients,
including getting charges reduced or even dropped! Contact us today for a
free case evaluation.
The Penalties for Child Pornography Crimes
If you or someone you love has been charged with distribution or production
of child pornography in Minnesota, be aware that these are very serious
allegations which carry life-altering penalties and harsh sentencing guidelines.
Whether you are under investigation or have already been charged, working
with a proven defense firm should be your top priority.
For a first conviction, the defendant could face the following:
For distributing child pornography, the penalties may include:
- Up to 7 years of imprisonment
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- Mandatory sex offender registration
Distribution of Child Pornography
Many child pornography cases involve the use of the internet and Peer-to-Peer
(P2P) file-sharing programs. By default, many of these programs create
folders where files can be uploaded and downloaded to a user’s computer,
sometimes without their knowledge and sometimes without a knowledge of
what the files contain. In many cases involving P2P programs, state and
federal prosecutors charge defendants with distribution of child pornography
in addition to possession.
In most cases, the evidence is not always cut and dry. Prosecutors may
think they can get through litigation by inundating courtrooms with an
abundance of evidence, such as a computer, cell phone, or hard drive.
Yet, there are so many ways that illicit material can be transmitted to
computers—downloading the wrong file or unknowingly opening an email
that had a bad link or attachment.
Call Our Minneapolis Sex Crime Attorneys for Help
Our attorneys leave no stone unturned when working to refute the claims
made against you. There is no case too small or large or too complex for
us to handle. Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is committed solely
to your needs. We provide hard-hitting legal representation that has helped
absolve clients in the past and help them preserve their good name –
and we can do the same for you.
Call our team today to schedule a free case consultation. We are available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, so you can trust that we'll be there when you need us most.