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Child Pornography Defense

Marietta Child Pornography Defense Lawyer

Fighting Child Pornography Charges

The social stigma surrounding child porn can severely damage your personal and professional life. You may find your normal support structure disappears once you face child pornography charges. The internet has made illegal content relatively easy to view and distribute. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly violate state and federal child porn laws.

At Frye Law Group, LLC in Marieta, we understand the fear and anxiety you are facing. Law enforcement aggressively pursues these charges. Our experienced criminal defense team will tailor your case’s legal defense and provide aggressive representation. With a former public defender and prosecutor on your team, you can trust that we can build the strongest case possible.

Understanding Georgia’s Child Pornography Laws

Under both Georgia and federal law, it is unlawful to produce, distribute, view or possess sexually explicit images of an individual under the age of 18. It is important to remember that child pornography is not merely an image; it is documentation of child exploitation. If it is sexually suggestive, an image may be pornographic even if it does not depict a child engaging in sexual activity.

During a child pornography investigation, law enforcement will search your computers, phones, tablets, hard drives, internet search histories and other sources for incriminating evidence. You may face child pornography charges simply by viewing an inappropriate image, even if you do not purchase or download it.

Child Pornography Conviction Penalties

Most child pornography crimes are felonies involving up to a 20-year sentence under Georgia law. Federal law dictates that the first-time possession penalty is up to 10 years, and the first-time distribution or receipt penalty is five to 20 years. You will also face substantial fines and lifetime sex offender registration.

Defenses To Child Porn Allegations

We have three seasoned criminal defense attorneys at our firm and we work as a team to build our cases. Your lawyer will review your computer data in detail, including your search histories and cached data, as it may contain vital evidence disproving the charges made against you.

We will work together to anticipate the case against you. It may become apparent that:

  • You lacked criminal intent
  • You unsuspectingly download pornographic content involving children
  • Someone else viewed or downloaded child porn onto your device

These defenses can result in dismissed charges or a “not guilty” verdict. The Georgia Court of Appeals has found that having child pornography in your cached data does not prove you knowingly possessed child porn.

You Need An Aggressive Defense Lawyer

Frye Law Group, LLC relentlessly defends its clients against child pornography charges. We understand the importance of your freedom and will do our best to clear your name and reputation. 

Call our Marietta office at (770) 637-4555 or use the online contact form.

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