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Mount Laurel Child Pornography Charges Lawyer

Experienced Mount Laurel Child Pornography Charges Lawyer John B. Brennan Represents Clients Facing Child Porn Charges in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout New Jersey

Being under investigation or accused of a child pornography crime can already seem like a conviction — the damage to your reputation when you are associated with child pornography can be devastating and permanent, even if you end up not being charged, having your charges dismissed, or being acquitted at trial. You need an aggressive Mount Laurel child pornography charges lawyer who will fight to defend you in the actual courtroom and the courtroom of public opinion.

I have decades of legal experience working exclusively in the criminal justice system, including 25 years spent serving as a prosecutor, so I have seen all kinds of cases. When you choose me to represent you when facing child pornography charges, you’ll get dedicated, non-judgmental legal expertise and representation to help guide you through the entire criminal justice process, fighting to help you secure the best possible outcome to your charges. I know that facing criminal charges, especially ones with a stigma such as child pornography charges, can be incredibly stressful, constantly wondering what your future will be like and when the process will end. That is why I always promptly respond to your calls and emails so that you will always have your questions answered and you will be kept updated on the progress of your case.

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You need to move quickly to protect your reputation, freedom, and future when facing child pornography charges or the possibility of charges. Contact me today to set up a free initial consultation to discuss your case and to get a thorough, honest assessment of your rights and options, and to learn more about how having a respected criminal defense attorney such as myself on your side can make the difference in securing a favorable outcome to your case.

Types of Child Pornography Crimes under New Jersey Law

Child pornography crimes in New Jersey outlaw the production, distribution, receipt, possession, and viewing of child pornography. Examples of offenses include:

Knowing possession or viewing of child pornography is typically charged as a third-degree crime while sharing or distributing such materials is usually charged as a second-degree crime, which carries a presumption of incarceration. 

Child pornography laws are strongly enforced in New Jersey. Even teens “sexting” (sending nude or sexually suggestive photos of themselves) with one another have been charged with child pornography offenses — it doesn’t matter if the recipient of the materials is a child himself or herself or if sexually suggestive photos are being shared between minors in a relationship. 

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The maximum sentences for the most serious child pornography offenses are severe, and include:

For this reason, you need an experienced Mount Laurel child pornography charges lawyer who will fight hard to defend your freedom and future when facing these serious allegations.

The Law Office of John B. Brennan Will Help You Face Your New Jersey Child Pornography Charges

With a background as a former prosecutor, I know first-hand how aggressive prosecutors are in pursuing convictions for child pornography charges. I also know how prosecution teams build their cases for these types of charges, so I can identify potential weak-spots in the state’s case and possible legal defenses that may be available to you, such as proving that the person depicted in the materials actually were adults, or working with computer forensics experts to show you did not actually possess or distribute illicit materials.

Child pornography charges carry such a heavy stigma, that it can be difficult to mount an effective defense even with a jury who has been instructed to keep an open mind. Having been on both sides of a criminal case, I know what arguments are most effective for the prosecution and the defendant, so I can vigorously advocate for you at trial if necessary. I will always look to protect your legal rights at every stage, including moving to exclude evidence seized by investigators in violation of your civil or constitutional rights.

Contact Mount Laurel Child Pornography Charges Lawyer John B. Brennan Today to Schedule a Free, Confidential Consultation to Discuss Your Case

Possession and distribution of child pornography are considered some of the most egregious crimes by society. Just being accused of involvement with child pornography can irreparably damage your reputation, even if you ultimately are not charged or convicted of a crime. The public policies in favor of protecting children from sexual exploitation mean that a conviction on child pornography charges will likely carry harsh penalties. If you are under investigation for or are facing charges of child pornography, contact my law office as soon as possible to schedule a free, confidential initial consultation to discuss your legal rights and options with a trusted Mount Laurel child pornography charges lawyer. I can offer you an experienced assessment of your case and details about how I can help you obtain the most favorable outcome to your charges. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Pornography in New Jersey

FAQ: Will I go to jail if I’m convicted of a child pornography offense?

Potentially yes. If you are charged with a fourth-degree or third-degree crime, it may be possible to obtain a sentence of probation. However, many child pornography offenses are charged as a second-degree or first-degree crime, which in New Jersey carries a presumption of imprisonment. If you are convicted of distribution of child pornography or if you have prior child pornography convictions, you may also be subject to mandatory minimum sentences. You may also be required to serve at least 85 percent of your sentence before you will be eligible for parole.

FAQ: Can I be charged if I thought the individuals in the pornographic materials were adults?

Yes. There are laws in place that require documentation verifying that persons depicted in pornographic materials are 18 years or older, so it is usually not a defense if you believe that people depicted in pornographic materials in your possession were adults. However, you may have a legal defense if you received pornography and turned it over to law enforcement upon discovering that individuals depicted in the materials were minors.

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