Child Pornography Attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska
If you suspect that you are going to be investigated for child pornography, or if you have already been charged with such a crime, you need to get your legal team together as quickly as possible. With over 25 years of experience, the attorneys at Hug and Jacobs LLC are who you want fighting in your corner for such a serious charge that can carry substantial consequences. We have the litigation skills, technical knowledge, and keen insight necessary to challenge the prosecution's case and defend you in court.
Possessing Child Pornography
You can be charged with possession of child pornography in State or Federal court. The possible penalties are different and could be substantial depending on the extent of the alleged evidence. Often times these charges involve the use of the Internet or file-sharing software. Sophisticated analysis of electronic devices including smartphones, tablets, computers, and network equipment is usually required to determine whether there is a defense to these charges. Proper use of expert forensic review of the alleged evidence is necessary in these cases to determine the extent and strength of any alleged evidence against you. We know how to assemble a proper expert team to work on your side and find weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
Accessing Child Pornography
You can also be charged for viewing child pornography even if you don't actually possess it. These cases are also technically complex. The prosecution will rely on Internet server logs as well as forensic analysis to establish which electronic device on which network accessed the material. It's important to determine whether security flaws may have opened your network or Wi-Fi to use by others without your knowledge. If someone uses your Wi-Fi to access illegal materials on the Internet, law enforcement will come after you. They won't stop to investigate whether you were hacked or had an open Internet connection. Again, it is vital that you employ an attorney with a technical understanding of the issues related to these charges and who will enlist experts needed to defend the case.
Producing Child Pornography
The next category involves producing child pornography. Generally, someone can be accused of producing child pornography if:
the person is requesting a minor to send or transmit images of that minor which are illegal,
the person coaxed the child into performing or engaging in a sexually illicit activity that is recorded, or
the person is a parent or guardian who knew and consented to the child's involvement in such acts.
Are the Penalties for Producing Child Pornography the Same as Possessing or Accessing It?
No. In fact, the penalties are significantly greater for producing child pornography in both State and Federal courts. There are a number of laws requiring significant terms of incarceration upon conviction for the production of child pornography. That is why you need an experienced attorney with the right expert team on your side.
OMAHA AREA CHILD PORNOGRAPHY DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Facing charges as significant as child pornography requires a serious, fearless attorney. When you need representation that won't quit on tough cases, we are who you want in your corner. With over 20 years of experience, you can count on us to walk by your side every step of the way. We have the aggressive approach you want and need to position your case for success. Schedule a free consultation today.