Child Pornography

Child Pornography involves material, whether print, electronic media, video or audio, which depicts minors in various sexual positions or involved in sexual or erotic poses or acts.  Most of the time, these minors are undressed either partially or completely. Federal law differentiates between production, distribution and receiving or purchasing child pornography.  Likewise, it has increased penalties depending on the age of the child. The interstate commerce clause grants the Federal Government the power to prosecute child pornography. Although recently challenged on constitutional grounds as being too broad, the interstate commerce clause was nevertheless upheld by the United States Supreme Court as the proper basis for the Federal Child Pornography laws. These violations carry very long and severe sentences.

 

Child Pornography is big business these days.  It is estimated that Child Pornography generates $3 billion per year.  Much of this type of material comes out of Eastern Europe, Asia, and the developing countries, and is distributed via the internet, where it is traded and sold.  The majority of web sites containing Child Pornography, however, are located in the United States.  More than 50% of these sites are operated on a pay-per-view basis.  Some of the photographs and video [commonly known as "abuse images" and "child sexual abuse images"] depict prepubescent and post-pubescent minors involved in sexual activity with adults or animals.  Some simply depict prepubescent and post-pubescent minors naked and in provocative poses.  The ages for these minors range from teenagers all the way down to infants.  In the last decade the abuse images have gotten a lot more explicit and lot more brutal. 

 

Both the state and the Federal governments have mandated severe punishment for even the slightest violation.  The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act was signed into law in 2006.  It classifies sex offenders into three tiers and mandates different registration requirements for each of the tiers.  Part of this Act is what is commonly known as Masha’s Law which allows victims 18 and over to sue for damages those people who downloaded pornographic images of these victims when they were minors.

 

Although both State and Federal governments have severe punishment for Child Pornography, it is the Federal Government that is far and above more severe.  In one of the cases this office was involved in, the Defendant was found to have had naked images of a young child.  He was arrested by the State and was facing a maximum of 12 years in State prison.  While his state case was in progress, he was taken into custody by the Feds, who charged him with the same violation.  In the Federal system his maximum exposure was more than 45 years.  After a long battle with the US Attorney’s Office, we managed to secure a settlement that our client was happy to accept.

 

Los Angeles Child Pornography Criminal Defense Lawyer

Retaining an aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorney is the most important decision you can make.  A qualified State Criminal Defense Lawyer can educate you as to your options, assist you in making critical life altering decisions, investigate the factors that led to your arrest, skillfully examine law enforcement personnel, and litigate the case.  Our firm has the qualified Child Pornography Criminal Defense Attorneys that will be in your corner, aggressively defending your rights with the goal of successfully fighting your criminal charges.   Child Pornography cases, specifically, require an exhaustive investigation into all aspects of the criminal allegations against you.  It is necessary to have a qualified Criminal Defense Attorney with experience in Child Pornography cases to oversee your investigation of the entire case so that weaknesses in the government=s case can be identified and exploited for you benefit.

 

If you have been charged or under investigation in State or Federal Court for Child Pornography, please call us to set up an appointment for a FREE CONSULTATION so we can assess your particular case and provide you with the best legal advice on how to proceed.  Please allow us to offer you the assistance and support of a Criminal Defense law firm that has extensive nationwide experience with the Federal and State Court system as you face this most unfortunate experience. We are solely a Criminal Defense Law Firm. That is all we do and have done since our inception.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION BY COUNSEL IS KEY TO A PROPER DEFENSE

It is extremely important to have an experienced and knowledgeable Child Pornography Criminal Defense Attorney begin working on your case as early as possible.  Critical issues, such as how your particular case will be filed and what charges will be leveled against you, are decided, many a time, very soon after your arrest or during the investigatory period.  Early intervention gives our Criminal Defense Lawyers an opportunity to potentially reduce or dismiss the charges against you before the first court date.

 

If you find yourself in a situation involving any of these issues, please give the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Gurovich, Berk & Associates a call.  We have extensive experience dealing with law enforcement, the courts and with the prosecutors specifically involving Child Pornography.  Do not go to someone less qualified.  These are very serious accusations that carry severe punishment.  Moreover, we will charge you a flat fee for each particular portion of the case regardless of how long each portion takes.  We do not charge you by the hour or by the appearance.  This way you know exactly what you are paying for.  This way you do not get stuck with a huge amount in attorney fees at the end of the case that you did not anticipate.

 

Over the years, our Criminal Defense Lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients charged with Child Pornography as described above. We have observed that the longer one postpones in hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer, the greater the problem may become.

 

Please feel free to call for an initial FREE CONSULTATION in our office, or in the privacy and convenience of your own home, during which we can explore how best to defend and resolve your case. Our 24-hour telephone numbers are (818) 205-1555; (310) 288-0795; (626) 356-0447; and (213) 385-1555.

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