Child pornography charges are nothing to be taken lightly. Whether you have been accused of producing or manufacturing child pornography or simply having explicit pictures of minors on your computer, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. During this time, your house may be searched and your computer, laptops and tablets may have been confiscated. Experts in computer forensics will be going over your search history, databases and information with a fine-toothed comb. In today’s new digital landscape, a skilled and proven attorney is absolutely essential for ensuring your rights are protected and you’re given proper due process of the law.What is Child Pornography?
Child pornography has typically been one of those subjects that are difficult to quantify or determine. Especially, with our ever changing and evolving digital age, understanding what can and cannot get you in legal hot water is critical. Child pornography is just about any image or depiction of a minor in a sexual explicit way. This includes computer-generated images, photos, videos and cell phone pictures. In the digital age, we’re seeing more and more child pornography charges involving computers and the internet. Downloading child pornography is illegal.Multi-Media Forms of Child Pornography
- Online video
- Web cam footage
- Downloaded images
- Computer generated images
Child pornography charges in Mississippi can carry heavy consequences. These felony charges can land you behind bars for a decade or longer, depending upon the circumstances of your individual case. Speaking with a criminal defense attorney needs to be your top priority after an arrest. Don’t fall into that old trap where you’re either told or you believe hiring a lawyer makes you look guilty. Being found guilty makes you look guilty, and nothing else, and if you’re lawyer has anything to do with it, you should be cleared of all charges.Child Porn in the Digital Age
The ever-evolving online age has changed the way we view, handle and defend those who have been accused of having or manufacturing child pornography. Just about every law enforcement department has a computer forensics team, and the importance of ensuring your rights are protected is essential in clearing your name. It’s possible that you have perfectly legal pornography on your computer, involving consenting adults, or that you don’t have any pornography on your computer at all. No matter what the situation, your lawyer can be your advocate, even when others turn their backs on you.Innocent until Proven Guilty
It may not feel like it now, but you are innocent until proven guilty. While it may feel like your world has turned upside and friends and loved ones have turned against you, it could actually be much worse. Take this time to make a smart decision. Hire an experienced, skilled and proven criminal defense attorney with a record to backup their success. Prison is the last place a convicted sex offender or anybody else involved in child pornography wants to be. It’s a sad fact that our prison system is in serious need of reform, but you don’t need to experience that first hand to know.Family and Friends Turn Their Backs
In this type of case, it’s not uncommon to see one’s family members, friends and loved ones turn their backs on the accused. There is an enormous stigma with even being associated or accused of having or producing child pornography. Although you’re innocent until proven guilty, some people may have already made up their minds to judge you. Having an experienced lawyer on your side ensures you have somebody in your corner, looking out for you and watching your back. You need somebody fighting for your rights, especially when everybody else in your life abandons you.A Lawyer You Can Trust
At the end of the day, you need a lawyer you can trust. While public defenders, AKA the ‘if you cannot afford a lawyer, lawyers,’ are certainly every bit as hardworking and professional as other attorneys, they’re overburdened with incredibly demanding caseloads and they do not have the resources of a larger private defense law firm. When you’re life, your name and your future are on the line, you need a lawyer you can trust to fight for you.
If you have been accused of having or producing child pornography in or around the Jackson, Mississippi area, contact the skilled proven team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a case consultation today.