Possession of Child Pornography

State and federal investigators have increased their efforts in prosecuting charges of child pornography. Law enforcement agencies often conduct sting investigations, where an officer posing as a distributor of child pornography enters a chat room to see if someone is interested in receiving child pornography or in supplying it through a .zip file or file-sharing format. In other cases, images have file markers attached to them that alert law enforcement when they are sent across the Internet.

At Utah Freedom Fighters in Salt Lake City, our experienced attorneys counsel and defend people facing child pornography charges in Utah. In order to better understand your options and to learn more information about your defense, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

Salt Lake City Child Pornography Defense Lawyers

There are significant penalties that can come with supplying, receiving or possessing child pornography. While the situation can seem daunting, there are defenses that can challenge evidence submitted by prosecutors. For example, we have retained experts to show that the date and time stamps of the materials found on our client’s computer was downloaded at a time when the client was at work. It turns out that the peer to peer software he was using was permitting third parties to use his hard drive as a repository for this illegal material! A person should not be guilty for child porn if he didn’t know it was even on his computer!

On other cases the illegal materials were just going through the client’s wireless router, and never ending up on his hard drive. Third parties have been known to use a person’s unsecured (or even hacking a secured router) and getting free Internet and downloading, through that router, illegal pornography.

It is important to know what was said and whether the police case was built upon entrapment. This is especially true in cases involving the online solicitation of a minor. Additionally, how a charge is brought and how a search warrant is executed may also be an issue. Our firm will examine all facts of the case, including the use of forensic computer experts to analyze every aspect of what happened.