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Possession of Child Pornography

The very mention of the words “child pornography” and your name in the same sentence — especially if that sentence is in a newspaper or on a website — can have a devastating impact on your life, career, and personal relationships. Prosecutions under child pornography laws are aggressive and often leave their targets adrift with little support from family or friends, usually jobless, and often incarcerated awaiting trial. With high bail usually being a given and sentences on some charges starting at a mandatory minimum of five years in federal prison, you want to choose your representation wisely.

Though still a felony, possession of child pornography carries a much less severe punishment, usually with no minimum sentence. Therefore, during plea negotiations or at trial, the legal experts at the Brill Legal Group work diligently to ensure that the end result is an acquittal, dismissal, or charge of possession, rather than selling, distributing, receiving and/or transporting child pornography. This can make all the difference in helping a defendant live a life outside of prison.

With this in mind, the Brill Legal Group ensures that our clients understand what they are getting into and how the process works every step of the way.

Possession of Child Pornography Defense Attorney

Under federal law, 18 USC 2252 and 2252A (a)(5), possession of child pornography involves knowingly possessing, or knowingly accessing with intent to view, any book, magazine, periodical, film, videotape, computer disk, or any other material that contains an image of child pornography. This includes images hosted in chat rooms, file sharing sites, message boards, or ftp sites, even if they are hosted in countries outside the United States.

Those found guilty can be punished with a sentence of no more than 10 years in prison; however, prior convictions of child pornography or any sexual abuse of minors can carry a minimum prison sentence of 10 years. The key for most of our clients, however, is that with our help, first-time offenders can often avoid jail time altogether.

Brill Legal Group — Aggressive and Successful Defense

If you’ve been accused of possession of child pornography, contact Brill Legal Group today or call our office at: 888-315-9841. We are proud to represent clients in the Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York City areas.

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