NY Child Pornography Lawyer
Child Pornography charges are a serious matter, and may include not only serious legal penalties, but possible damage to your reputation. In addition, these charges can also cause you difficulty in obtaining housing and employment. Sex crime charges of this type are both state and federal offenses, so it is important to have an aggressive defense strategy in place to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Speak with a dedicated NY Child Pornography Lawyer from the Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC team for guidance, no matter what type of sex crime you are dealing with, including child molestation, sexual child abuse, sexual assault, sodomy, statutory rape, sex with a minor, sex abuse, or prostitution, for example.
Any picture or image that depicts a child (under 18 years old) in a sexual context or without clothes is considered Child Pornography (also referred to as Kiddie Porn). The possession of Child Pornography materials is not only a state offense, but a federal one as well. Because these crimes involve the victimization of children, both the U.S Attorney and District Attorney aggressively pursue perpetrators of this type of sex crime. The scope of what is considered Child Pornography has been recently expanded to also include cartoon images and other forms of imagery as a form of Child Pornography.
In the recent past, law enforcement agencies have increased their focus on eradicating Child Pornography. For instance, police have been known to raid an organization that they believe produces pornographic images. They may then search the company records to locate individuals who have purchased this these types of materials and charge them also.
If you have been charged with a Sex Crime, it is important to realize that you are potentially facing very real and serious penalties. If you are convicted, punishments for Child Pornography charges may be harsh and can include prison, monetary fines, probation and much more. Speak with a qualified New York Sex Crime Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC. Whether you have been charged with Statutory Rape, sexual abuse, or even an Internet Sex Crime, we can discuss possible defense strategies with you. Our New York City offices serve clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens, as well as Westchester County. Our Long Island offices support our clients in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Call us today at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW to schedule your free consultation.