Child pornography relates to producing, distributing or possessing pornographic images or videos of a person under the age of 18. As the state of Arizona considers crimes against children especially heinous, the penalties for being convicted of child pornography can be extremely harsh. If the child is under 15 years old, the sentence can range from 10-24 years per count, with the counts running consecutively. The crime also falls under the “Dangerous Crimes Against Children” category, meaning you are required to serve the entire sentence without the possibility of parole. This can potentially turn a guilty verdict into a life sentence. When you get released from prison, you will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, as well as be restricted from contacting anyone under 18 years old without express permission from your parole officer, even your own children.Tempe Criminal Defense Attorney
Accordingly, it is absolutely crucial to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with any type of sex crime, including child pornography charges. The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC offers a free consultation to discuss your situation and provide potential legal defenses that may be advanced on your behalf. Mr. Buckallew is committed to defending the accused and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and defend you against the charges you are facing. He understands the enormous stress and anxiety associated with these types of charges and will help alleviate some of this stress by ensuring his clients know what to expect and keeping them informed throughout the progression of the case.
Mr. Buckallew has a proven track record in resolving complex criminal cases and a reputation for zealously defending each and every one of his clients. Not only is Mr. Buckallew well versed in criminal law, having undertaken an academic concentration in criminal litigation during law school, he also received his Master's of Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree. Having an attorney who understands the complexity of the science behind the evidence, including the potential weaknesses of the scientific evidence in your case can help ensure that you are properly represented and defended in court.
If you are facing any child pornography-related charges, immediately contact a Tempe criminal defense lawyer to discuss your situation. Your first consultation is free of charge.