Child Pornography Defense Attorney in Phoenix
Child pornography charges can arise from a number of different activities
involving images depicting minors in a sexually explicit manner. Sexual
exploitation of a minor, as it is called in Arizona, includes possessing,
manufacturing, or distributing these materials. If you have been accused
of sexual exploitation of a minor, you could be facing a lengthy prison
term and it is important that you retain an aggressive legal representative
who is qualified to defend you.
former prosecutor, Joshua S. Davidson understands the legal side of your matter and knows
how to handle
sex crimes cases both in and out of the courtroom. His highly effective defense strategies
will maximize you chances of receiving a dismissal or other favorable outcome.
How can a person be charged with child pornography?
Charges related to child pornography can be based on a number specific
allegations, including the duplication, distribution, exhibition, purchase,
exchange, sale, possession, or electronic transmission of an image that
depicts a minor engaging in sexual conduct or an exploitive exhibition.
Under Arizona Law, a wide range of visual depictions may constitute "exploitive
exhibition" and charges can be filed even when the images possessed
by the accused are computer generated or otherwise simulated.
What are the penalties for sexual exploitation of a minor?
Child pornography has become increasingly relevant and frequently prosecuted
in light of the proliferation of various online file-sharing technologies.
Under the law, judges are often required to hand down lengthy prison sentences
and other heavy consequences whenever a person is found guilty of these
charges - regardless of the means by which the images were obtained.
For example, if the child depicted in the image is under 15 years of age,
the law requires the court to order a minimum sentence of 10 years in
prison for each image possessed. This mandatory penalty applies to each
individual image and must be served consecutively if a person is convicted
of possessing more than one image. Because multiple images are easily
saved at the click of a button and most investigations involving child
pornography charges involve large numbers of files, most persons facing
sexual exploitation of a minor charges could be facing a lifetime sentence
if convicted. When dealing with a child pornography case, it is imperative
that you seek the advice of a qualified legal professional.
How can you protect your rights and your future?
There are several potential defenses to child pornography that need to
be investigated and possibly asserted in every case. Because the law requires
proof that the accused had knowledge of the illegal pictures or movies,
many cases are successfully defended on the basis that multiple individuals
had access to the computer in question or that a hacker remotely compromised
the computer's hard drive. Other cases may involve insufficient evidence
proving the age of the person or the "exploitive" nature of
the activity depicted in the images.
Because Joshua S. Davidson understands both the law and the relevant computer
he can effectively defend child pornography cases in Arizona. In addition to his expertise, he may utilize computer forensic analysis
and other techniques to best develop a winning defense strategy in your
case. Moreover, he understands the embarrassment that comes along with
a child pornography accusation and will attempt to handle your case in
the most discrete way possible.