The Most Serious Charges Need The Most Serious Defense
If you are facing charges related to child pornography – or under suspicion, no matter the degree – you need to hire an attorney quickly. The consequences of a conviction last much longer than a potential jail sentence. You could lose your job, housing and reputation – permanently, irreparably.
At The Law Office of Jeffrey Chabrowe, you have an advocate on your side who does not back down from the typical challenges present in these cases. Jeffrey Chabrowe has handled numerous high-profile criminal cases in the boroughs of New York City, including those involving child pornography and other child sex offenses. He knows what is at stake for his clients, so he will do everything in his power to defend you.
State And Federal Criminal Implications
Both federal and state authorities have broad discretion in these cases. Many of these cases are prosecuted based on evidence and information that is obtained through undercover police officers. These officers stalk the internet and lurk discretely in chat rooms, posing as underaged people looking to meet adults, trolling for people who are distributing and possessing pornographic images involving children and minors under the age of 18.
The charges that are often filed in these cases involve:
- Possession: Simply possessing images is a crime.
- Distribution: Sending images, even just to one person, can be considered distribution of child pornography.
- Manufacture: If someone was involved in posing a minor or taking photos of a minor that are pornographic in nature, they can be charged with manufacturing child pornography.
Regardless of whether the crime is charged in state or federal court, there are mandatory jail sentences that apply to convictions in child pornography cases. The sentences for creating, sharing or possessing material involving child sexual exploitation frequently involve incarceration. Even in low-level federal cases, the mandatory minimum sentence is five years imprisonment. The lightest sentences still usually involve expensive fines that could rack up to thousands of dollars.
Sex Offender Registration
Another severe but common penalty for a conviction on a charge of child pornography is registration as a sex offender. Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) registration lasts for a minimum of 20 years. This registration can make it incredibly difficult to get a job, find a place to live and more.
Know How The Other Side Thinks
Before becoming a defense attorney, Mr. Chabrowe spent seven years with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, he saw for himself how the state tends to build its criminal cases against defendants.
Our team uses forensic experts to trace where the material and disturbing images are coming from. Often, undercover officers have people set up video calls with an underage person and use that to get a warrant to search/seize any other electronic devices for child porn. We know how the prosecution approaches these cases and have the expertise to your rights in these situations.
The Time For A Serious Defense Is Now
Do not hesitate when it comes to reaching out to a lawyer. The sooner you act, the sooner we can begin researching your case, investigating evidence and building a defense strategy. To set up an initial consultation, call 212-235-1510 or send us an email.