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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Child Pornography Lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Accused of Possessing Child Pornography? Our Firm Is Available 24/7

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.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “How do I ever thank you enough for your amazingly great strategy that got my case dismissed! ” - J. E.
  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
  • “I strongly recommended to anybody who needs a criminal lawyer representation ” - M.M.
  • “ I just wanted to thank you so much! I am so pleased with all the hard work you put in. I would have never had the chance to get the outcome I did without you. You did an amazing job and we are feeling very greatful to have made the right call when we chose you.” - P.K.
  • “ Hi Allan, Just wanted to say thanks for the phone call last night and all the support today at court. It's been the most stressful time of my life but your advice, superior knowledge, confidence, and support are very much appreciated.” - D.D.
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Recent Case Victories

  • DWI Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was charged with 3 rd Degree DWI in Hennepin County due to operating a motor vehicle with a very high ...

  • DWI Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with 4th Degree DWI after they were pulled ...

  • Disorderly Conduct Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Husband and wife were charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing legal process in Anoka County after ...

  • Felony Fifth-Degree Possession Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with felony fifth-degree possession after ...

  • Domestic Assault Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with a domestic assault after his wife ...

  • Probation Violation – Possession of Child Pornography Sentence Reduction

    Outcome: Client was on probation for possession of child pornography, a condition of which that he not use or possess ...

  • DWI Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was charged with misdemeanor DWI after he ran out of gas on the freeway and a police officer did a ...

  • Predatory Offender Registration Violation Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: Client was charged with a Predatory Offender Registration Violation. Client was facing a presumptive prison ...

  • Felony Criminal Vehicular Operation Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was charged with two counts of Felony Criminal Vehicular Operation Resulting in Great Bodily Harm. Ms. ...

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