Child pornography charges are among the most serious that someone can face. Not only are the consequences life-changing, but you may also carry around a social stigma affecting your ability to work, have a family, and make friends. However, your charges are defensible but could require significant legal resources to fight. That is where the Phoenix child pornography attorneys at Blischak Law Firm can help.
We will aggressively protect your freedom and reputation throughout the entire process. Start by gathering more information about your situation, including our thoughts on your specific situation, during a Free Consultation. Schedule yours by calling our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers at (480) 333-4444 today.
In Arizona, all sex crimes are treated very seriously in Arizona. However, child pornography crimes are among the most serious crimes you can be charged with. Along with severe penalties and lengthy prison sentences, even an allegation of child pornography can cause irreparable harm to your personal life and professional reputation.
At Blischak Law, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We have experience defending clients against child pornography charges and are knowledgeable in the applicable laws and defenses. We understand the severe impact a child pornography conviction can have on your life and will fight to defend you to the fullest extent under the law.
In Arizona, child pornography, also known as child sexual exploitation or sexual exploitation of a minor, is very broadly defined by ARS § 13 3553. Specifically, a person commits sexual exploitation of a minor by knowingly, either:
At Blischak Law, we understand that this broad statute means that there are a number of ways a person can be wrongly accused of child pornography. If you have been accused of or charged with child pornography or child sexual exploitation, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys have handled matters related to child pornography, including:
Child pornography is also a federal crime and those accused can potentially face charges at both the state and federal level. This can happen, for example, if the child pornography you are alleged to have possessed, produced, distributed, etc., crossed state lines in any capacity, including online or via email or text. There are many federal statutes that you may be charged with, some that carry minimum 15-year sentences for first-time offenders.
At Blischak Law, we are familiar with Arizona and federal child pornography statutes and have defended clients against both types of charges.
Under Arizona law, you can only be convicted of child pornography if you “knowingly” record, film, photograph, or engage in any of the other behaviors listed in the Arizona statute.
Several defenses may be available to you when facing child pornography charges. However, our Phoenix child pornography attorneys can only make that determination after a thorough review of the prosecutor’s case, your side of the story, and admissible evidence. We will look into all relevant aspects if you choose us as your legal counsel.
One of the most effective ways to defend against a child pornography charge is to show that the accused person did not act knowingly. The attorneys at Blischak Law can identify evidence showing that you did not intend to download or access pornographic images, or that multiple individuals had access to your computer making it unclear who downloaded the images.
Other ways to defend against child pornography charges involve challenging whether law enforcement violated your constitutional rights when they obtained evidence against you. The Fifth and Sixth Amendments guarantee you the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney under certain circumstances. If police coerced an incriminating statement or confession out of you in violation of your rights, the skilled litigators at Blischak Law will challenge the admission of that evidence against you in court.
Finally, the attorneys at Blischak Law are experienced in determining whether evidence obtained against you was handled improperly or tainted by law enforcement. If this is the case, we will strongly object to the admission of this evidence against you in court.
Blischak Law Firm has extensive experience defending child pornography cases. Our Phoenix child pornography attorneys understand all aspects of the law and will provide an active and tenacious defense against your felony charges. Your rights will be protected as we stand by your side and fight for a favorable outcome if you choose to hire our legal team.
If you have been charged with child pornography, consider discussing your legal options with our Phoenix child pornography attorneys. At Blischak Law, we understand the serious implications a child pornography conviction can have upon the rest of your life and will use our litigation experience and legal knowledge to aggressively defend you from these charges. We provide each client with personalized attention, tailored legal defenses, and aggressive representation. Schedule your Free Consultation with Blischak Law Firm at (480) 333-4444 or online.