Child Pornography Charges
Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer
A child pornography offense may be charged as a state or federal offense. The U.S. Department of Justice has made prosecuting distribution of this kind of material a top priority. Local and federal sting operations designed to locate and facilitate the arrest of anyone involved in the production, receipt, possession or distribution of obscene material involving minors has made these very dangerous activities.
Virginia laws carry severe penalties for these violations. State and Federal prosecutors are eager for convictions and generally demand the harshest penalties possible under the law. Anyone who has been arrested or is the subject of a child pornography investigation is advised to avoid self-incrimination by remaining silent and immediately seek the defense of a criminal attorney in Richmond with the level of insight and experience necessary to fight sex crime charges.
The Internet and Pornography
The advent of the internet has made a wealth of information quickly and easily accessible from anywhere in the world. While a person might feel very safe and anonymous in using a computer to view, trade or share pornographic files involving children from home or other locations, it is untrue that you cannot be identified. The World Wide Web is a far more public place than the average person suspects. Although many people are tripped up by their own mistakes, cyber investigators have been responsible for locating a number of suspects. Once you are under suspicion, your computer may be seized and explored for evidence to use against you. Don't panic and don't answer questions. A skilled child pornography defense lawyer with a background in criminal prosecution understands how to provide you with a powerful defense and is ready to advise you.
Fight the Consequences
Under Virginia law possession, receipt, or distribution and other offenses concerning sexually explicit visual material involving minors are punishable by up to 20 years in state prison, enormous fines, and lifetime supervision. We appreciate how important a strong defense strategy is in helping you avoid these harsh penalties and the stigma which accompanies allegations of sex crimes. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer at our firm will listen carefully as you relate what happened, answer all your questions and explain every possible option available to you. Then you can make an informed decision as to how you want to proceed. Call James A. Bullard Jr. P.C. at
(804) 622-5332 today to discuss your charges and defense options.