Brooklyn Child Pornography
Being accused and charged with a child pornography offense or other sex crime such as date rape, statutory rape, spousal rape, sodomy, indecent exposure, or forcible touching is a serious matter. A Brooklyn Child Pornography Lawyer can tell you that even if you are innocent, these types of allegations may damage your reputation in the community, and could create problems with finding employment and housing. If you are convicted of a sex crime, the penalties for the possession or distribution of child pornography are harsh, and may include prison time, fines, probation and the requirement to register as a sex offender.
Child Pornography consists of any type of image or picture that either depicts a child engaged in a sexual activity or a child without clothing. The child must be under 18 years of age. This type of crime is considered to be a state offense as well as a federal offense. Sex crimes against children are treated aggressively by both the District Attorney and the U.S. Attorney. They have recently modified what is considered to be child pornography to include other types of imagery, such as cartoon images and other characterizations.
Because children are the victims of this type of sex crime, law enforcement agencies have increased their efforts to end all forms of child pornography. For instance, the police can raid a child pornography organization and obtain the credit card information of their patrons. Police may then track down those customers by using their credit card information and charge them as well.
Being charged with child pornography or other sex crime is a difficult experience. The penalties that you could face are serious, so it is important that you protect your rights. You need to speak with a qualified New York Sex Crime Attorney from Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC for experienced advice and guidance. You will receive skilled legal counsel as well as a free consultation with your first appointment. Whether you have been charged with statutory rape, sexual abuse or an internet sex crime, we will advise you regarding a defense strategy that protects your interests. Call us today at 800.696.9529 to schedule your free consultation. Our New York City offices serve clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan, as well as Westchester County. Our Long Island offices support our clients in Nassau County and Suffolk County.