Child Pornography Criminal Defense
A sex crime conviction will change your life forever.
If you are under investigation for child pornography, you should seek legal guidance immediately. You may think looking at child pornography on the Internet is not a serious crime. However, that is not true. Federal law imposes a minimum five-year sentence. Worse yet, you may be required to register as a sex offender. Our Federal criminal defense lawyers understand the full impact these charges can have on your future. Stechschulte Nell is experienced with representing client’s child pornography cases.
What to Expect
The prosecution of sex crimes can take place in state or Federal court. If you have never been involved in a sex crime before, your case may be prosecuted by the state. However, the Federal courts may handle cases involving repeat offenders or egregious circumstances.
Tampa, FL criminal Attorney Ben Stechschulte has the experience you need to skillfully defend your child pornography charges. Contact our law firm 24/7 for a free case review.
Protect Your Rights
Do not volunteer any statements to law enforcement. Even if you think you are innocent, anything you say could be used against you. If presented with a search warrant, you cannot deny entry but you should ask for an attorney.
When to Retain a Child Pornography Defense Lawyer
If you believe you’re under criminal investigation and or you have been served with a search warrant of your home, computer, and or phone, you need to contact an experienced defense attorney immediately. The sooner you have representation, the better. A savvy attorney will act as a barrier to prevent items from being taken into evidence or to question if they are truly yours. For instance, multiple people may have access to a computer. So an attorney may argue that the offending material could belong to someone else.
Child Pornography Defense Strategies
Under the guidance of an attorney experienced in child pornography cases and sex crimes, there are a number of strategies that may eliminate charges or jail time. A psychological exam or polygraph test may demonstrate this was an isolated incident with no criminal intent and thus unlikely to happen again. We also have hired a forensic computer analyst to review the Government’s evidence to potentially show that other individuals had access to your computer or home. Thus, giving you the defense that someone else might have downloaded the items or the items may have been accidentally downloaded without any criminal intent.
Former Prosecutor Knows How to Build a Case
A sex crime conviction will change your life forever. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Ben Stechschulte understands the case against you. He is a board certified criminal trial attorney whose expertise in sex crimes has been verified and validated by the Florida bar. If you come forward soon enough, our law firm’s experience can prevent charges even if the FBI is involved.
If you’ve been previously convicted of a sex crime, our law firm also offers defense for Sex Offender Probation Violations. Contact Stechschulte Nell Law today to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.