Virginia Child Pornography Defense Attorneys

Extensive Experience & Results with State and Federal Charges

Computers have made our lives much simpler. Unfortunately, they also present new opportunities to run afoul of the law. Being charged with possession of child pornography can be devastating for a person. If you have been  accused of this crime, contact the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates.

These charges require an experienced attorney because they are commonly tried at the Federal level. When the internet is used to send or receive child pornography, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal government. Federal prosecutors have a much higher conviction rate than their counterparts at the state level and have vastly more resources at their disposal. In order to ensure that a person receives the best representation possible, they need a find a lawyer with experience handling these Federal cases specifically. With 25 years experience handling cases at both the state and Federal level, the Law Office of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates has the knowledge and the resources to properly defend our clients from these serious Federal charges.

Society treats this crime so harshly and many people worry that their attorney will judge them. Our lawyers provide only compassion and understanding. We will not judge a client and we will keep all information collected in the strictest confidence, ensuring that you can speak freely without worry that the attorney will look down upon you. We treat each client with respect and work diligently to provide the best representation possible, regardless of the charges against them. We will examine all elements of a given crime and ensure that your rights are upheld under the law.

One element of possession of child pornography is “knowingly” possessing such material. Therefore the state will have to prove that these images or videos were actually possessed by the accused. With wireless internet, a person may have access to your internet and your IP address without your knowledge. This means that the police may arrest you based on this IP information, even though it wasn’t you who actually downloaded it. An experienced attorney can work to show that it wasn’t you that was doing the downloading. Temporary internet files stored in a cache can also be a problem if the police can prove they were knowingly there. If the police can prove these images are of a “identifiable” child, you could face charges of possession of child pornography.

The stakes are even higher if you have previous charges or if you are accused of being an operator of a website that distributes child pornography. This charge can bring with it up to 20 years in prison as well as ruin your reputation within the community. There is such a significant risk of jail time if convicted, so you need an attorney with the knowledge and experience to provide sound advice for your charges. At the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates, our lawyers will fight for your freedom and fight to get you the best outcome possible for your particular charges.

Our attorneys bring not only a wealth of experience but also a wealth of resources to assist in your defense. We will utilize experts, including computer forensic experts, to examine the evidence against you. These experts can help identify any holes in the prosecution’s case and can be the difference between conviction and exoneration. And our team of attorneys will assist one another to view the charges from all angles, ensuring you are receiving the best representation possible.

If you have been charged with possession of child pornography, contact the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates immediately. We will work tirelessly to keep these serious charges off your record and prevent you from being forced to register as a sex offender. Serious charges like this require serious attorneys. At the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates, we strive to give our clients the serious attention they deserve.

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