St. George Child Pornography Attorney
Defending Clients Facing Child Pornography Charges in Southern Utah
As a St. George Child Pornography Attorney, I have seen firsthand how the internet has made it easier for individuals to access and share child pornography. With this ease of access comes greater risk of prosecution for those who engage in this activity—and much higher stakes when these cases go to court.
In my 33 years of experience as an attorney, I have handled over 100 jury trials involving child pornography charges. These cases require sensitivity, skill and knowledge of the law to protect clients from potentially severe penalties if convicted. My firm is committed to providing comprehensive legal defense services for clients facing such serious allegations in Southern Utah and beyond.
Being charged with a crime as serious as child pornography can be a reputation ruining and life-altering experience. My goal as your attorney is to provide you with the legal counsel necessary to navigate the court system, give you peace of mind and protect your rights throughout the proceedings. With me by your side, you can be certain that no stone will be left unturned in our efforts to build a strong defense on your behalf.
If you or someone you know has been accused of child pornography-related offenses, do not hesitate to contact my firm today at (435) 740-8460 or complete my online form to schedule a free consultation for experienced legal representation. Together, we will fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Child Pornography Law in Utah
Child pornography is a unique crime in that it can be charged as both a state and federal offense. In Utah, the law defines child pornography as any visual or audio material depicting sexual conduct by anyone under 18 years of age. Those found guilty of such offenses can face severe penalties, including fines and imprisonment.
Some of the common charges related to child pornography include:
- Possession of child pornography
- Distribution of child pornography
- Manufacturing or producing child pornography
- Soliciting a minor for sexual purposes
It is important to note that, in Utah, even viewing an image or video of someone under 18 engaging in sexually explicit conduct can be considered possession of child pornography.
If you are facing any of these charges, you must seek legal assistance from an experienced St. George Child Pornography Attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you can get help and build your defense, the more likely it is that you will be able to successfully fight your charges and protect yourself from hefty consequences.
Defenses Against Child Pornography Accusations
Although child pornography is heavily stigmatized and unproven allegations could result in unfair judgment, there exist several potential defenses for such cases. In addition to general defense strategies like disputing eyewitness accounts or the legality of the search and seizure, specific defense options may be applicable in a child pornography case.
Some of the defenses that may be pursued include:
- Lack of knowledge: The accused was unaware that the material was child pornography
- Consent of the minor depicted in the materials
- Age discrepancy defense: Proving that the person featured in the material is of legal age
- Violation of constitutional rights: This includes cases where an individual’s right to privacy or their 4th Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure has been violated.
My firm can analyze your case and determine which strategies may be most appropriate for defending you against these serious charges. I will use my extensive experience and knowledge of state and federal laws to build a solid defense on your behalf.
Contact St. George Child Pornography Attorney Edward D. Flint Today
If you are facing accusations of child pornography, you have a right to legal representation and an opportunity to present your case in court. Contact my firm today at (435) 740-8460 or complete my online form to schedule a free consultation. I will work tirelessly on your behalf, ensuring that all of your rights are protected throughout the proceedings.
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