Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney Bill Sherry vigorously defends people facing criminal sexual conduct charges or sex crimes in all Minnesota courts. Possession of child pornography charges are serious. A free consultation with an experienced attorney can help. Attorney offices in Dakota County, Minneapolis, MN.
Possession of Child Pornography charges are serious felonies. Charges for dissemination of pornographic work involving minors are more serious than charges for possession of pornography. Law enforcement agencies have sophisticated software to monitor internet activity involving child pornography. When such activity is detected, the police usually get a search warrant and seize all of the computers, tablets, hard drives, telephones and other electronic devices that could contain pornographic images. Defense of these cases often involves detailed forensic examination of computer images to determine when, where and how they were acquired and/or viewed and whether they have been disseminated. There is a great deal of variability in how these cases get charged, depending on whether the acts are considered multiple behavioral incidents. There are provisions in the law that treat each child involved as a separate victim. Some cases can be resolved with probation, but many involve prison sentences.
Facing charges for possession of child pornography can be frightening and humiliating and it may be difficult or uncomfortable to talk about the details. It is especially important to have a lawyer who understands how devastating these charges can be – someone you trust who will be with you every step of the way.
Apple Valley lawyer Bill Sherry has over 30 years’ experience handling all types of criminal sexual conduct cases in Dakota County and throughout Minnesota, and will explain all your options and help you navigate the difficult legal process.
As an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney, Bill Sherry understands that legal problems don’t always happen during ordinary office hours.