Staten Island Child Pornography
If you have been charged with Child Pornography, you know how upsetting these charges can be. Whether you are guilty or innocent, being charged with this type of sex crime can have very unique ramifications. You may find that you are viewed differently among your peers and loved ones, and you could experience damage to your personal and professional reputation, as well as difficulty obtaining employment and housing. If you are found guilty of these charges, you may be facing serious penalties that can include prison, fines, registering as a sex offender and probation. If you have been charged with Child Pornography or other Sex Crime charge such as sexual assault, sodomy, internet sex crime, sexual child abuse or lewd conduct, contact an experienced Staten Island Child Pornography Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC for guidance.
Child Pornography (also referred to as Kiddie Porn) refers to any type of picture or visual image that shows a child unclothed, and/or engaged in a sexual activity. To be in possession of Child Pornography is considered a both a state and federal offense. These sex crime cases are usually handled aggressively by law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney and the U.S. Attorney. Because this crime involves children, the laws have been expanded to include different types of images that can be included under the definition of Child Pornography, such as cartoon depictions and other visual media.
Often federal and state law enforcement agencies will aggressively seek out possible perpetrators of this type of sex crime, and may raid the premises of those who are thought to be producing Child Pornography. The may also seize the credit card records of the company, then obtain a search warrant and go after the customers who purchased the pornographic materials.
Being charged with any type of Sex Crime is embarrassing and life changing. If you are convicted of Child Pornography, you could be facing very real and harsh penalties. It is important to take prompt action and speak with a New York Sex Crime Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC at your first opportunity. Whether you have been charged with Spousal Rape, sexual abuse, lewd conduct, prostitution, sodomy, or the crime of Statutory Rape, 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, Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx and Queens, as well as Westchester County. Our Long Island offices support our clients in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Call us today at 800.696.9529 to schedule your free consultation.