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Transporting or Transportation of Child Pornography

Being charged with transporting or transportation of child pornography can be a devastating accusation for which immediate legal representation is absolutely required. The legal definition of transportation encompasses a wide scope of possible behaviors, from actual physical transportation via domestic or foreign mail to virtual communications, such as those contained within emails, mms/sms text messages, and website links.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with transporting or transportation of child pornography, it’s important to know the specifics of what you’ve been charged with, and your rights under the law. At the Brill Legal Group, we have the information you need to fully understand your options, in addition to providing you with the legal expertise you need to fight these very serious charges.

Under the United States Code, 18 USC § 2252 and 18 USC § 2252A, “transportation” can be applied to both the physical and virtual realm; for example, under the law, sending images by hitting the “send” button on your computer or smartphone is just as illegal as going down to your neighborhood post office or UPS box to send images through the mail.

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In the Internet age, when the vast majority of child pornography arrests result from email or file sharing investigations stemming from torrent sites (Limewire, etc.) or message board postings, the transportation laws are now more often used as a cudgel by Government prosecutors against the unsuspecting. The choice of what to charge lies solely in the hands of the US Attorney’s office, and a charge of transportation in federal court carries a much stiffer sentence (including at least 5 years in jail) than the charge of possession.

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At the Brill Legal Group, we understand all of these issues thoroughly, and we can argue that a charge of possession, with no jail time, versus a charge of transportation is often more appropriate. We also regularly come across major questions of Government entrapment in these cases, and we are often concerned that the Government agents have overstepped the boundaries of their authority in the overzealous pursuit of a politically charged arrest.

No matter what circumstances surround your charges of transporting or transportation of child pornography, contact us or call the Brill Legal Group at: 888-315-9841. Let our qualified legal defense team help ensure that your rights and reputation are protected from a lifetime of shame.

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