Long Island Child Pornography Lawyer
Being charged with a Child Pornography crime is an upsetting experience. Whether you are innocent or guilty, because of the social stigma attached to this type of sex crime you could experience damage to your reputation and problems in your professional and family relationships. A Long Island Child Pornography Lawyer can confirm that if you are convicted of this type of crime or others like it – such you could face very stiff penalties that can include prison time, probation, registration as a sex offender under the Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA) and monetary fines. It is notable that child pornography is considered both a state and federal offense. It is very important to seek the guidance of an experienced Long Island Child Pornography Lawyer from our office as soon as possible.
Child Pornography, or kiddie porn, is generally considered to be any image or photograph that shows either an unclothed child or a child in a sexual setting, or both. Because these crimes deal with children, law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney and U.S. Attorney all work together to apprehend perpetrators of every type of sex crime, including spousal rape, date rape, forcible touching and sexual abuse, and prosecute them aggressively. In their efforts to eradicate child pornography, the scope of what is considered to be pornographic has been expanded to include different characterizations of children, including cartoon imagery.
Law enforcement agencies have a tendency to seek out organizations that produce and distribute child pornography. For example, they could raid the organization and obtain information on people who have purchased child pornography. Then they would have the ability to locate and apprehend these individuals as well through credit card records.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a Child Pornography crime, you know that it is a very stressful experience. However, it is important to take prompt action because the penalties you may be facing are serious. Speak with an experienced New York Sex Crime Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC for guidance. We can discuss possible defense strategies with you. Whether you have been charged with statutory rape, spousal rape, solicitation, prostitution, sodomy, forcible touching, indecent exposure or sexual abuse, contact our office. We can provide you with a free consultation and skilled legal advice. Call Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW to schedule your free consultation. Our Long Island offices support our clients in Suffolk County and Nassau County. Our New York City offices serve clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City including Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan, as well as Westchester County.