Denver Child Pornography Attorney
Possession of any sexually exploitative materials of a child under the age of 18 is a crime. “Sexually exploitative material” means any photograph, video, or other electronically or digitally reproduced visual material that shows a child involved in a sexual act. Possession or publication of child pornographic materials with the intent to sell or distribute by any means is a crime. If a person entices, arranges, or allows a child to engage in sexual behaviors for the purpose of producing a video or photo, it is a crime.
Philip M. Smith • Attorney • Denver, Colorado
Child Pornography and Internet Crime
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Denver law enforcement agencies are cracking down on “kiddy porn” and internet crimes involving minors. Most pornographic materials are transferred through emails and file sharing. Special Task Forces in the Denver area jurisdictions and nationwide have set up “sting operations” that can track the images from one viewer to another to establish possession or distribution. If another person is being investigated for child pornography publication a person might be implicated simply because their computer is showing the transfer of images. You may not even be aware of the images or how they got on your computer. Sometimes it is computer or operator error by clicking on the wrong key at the wrong time. Chat room conversations may result in unwelcome solicitations and ‘Pop-Ups” may appear on your computer. You may not know how to stop it or even realize it is illegal. You may be at risk of being charged with possession or distribution of child pornography, exploitation, luring of a child of other cyber crimes if your computer has been hacked or another person has access to your computer with or without your knowledge,
Law enforcement is very aggressive in their attempts to stop child pornography. If your home, office or laptop computer is under surveillance by Denver or nationwide special task forces they must obtain a legal warrant for search and seizure. If there is no probable cause for the warrant, that evidence may be suppressed. Law enforcement may be watching you computers over a long period of time. Upon lawful seizure, officers are able to recover evidence including all deleted materials from hard drives or other devices gathered during the search and seizure.
I will employ private investigators and expert computer forensic specialists to examine the evidence and determine if it supports the allegations. We must explore every possible weakness in their case. Prosecutors will look at the intent of your actions and impose the strongest criminal charges against you.
As a judge, district attorney, and a private attorney practicing in all areas of criminal defense law, Philip M. Smith has over 35 years of legal experience. If you have fallen victim to this investigation, DO NOT speak with the police. Do not attempt to destroy or alter anything on your computer. Remember, everything and anything you say may be used against you. I am here to protect you, your reputation and your livelihood.
How I can help You
The frustration or embarrassment of being accused of a sex crime involving a minor child is understandable. You can be assured you will be not be judged but treated with the utmost courtesy and confidentiality as a client in my law firm.
If you are being investigated or charged with child pornography or child exploitation in Denver or outside of Colorado you may be contacted by law enforcement by phone or in writing/email advising you of their investigation into your computer activities. Make no statements and DO NOT make a confession expecting any leniency.
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Attorney Philip M. Smith
I have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in my career including child pornography and child exploitation. As your attorney, I will initiate contact with law enforcement in your behalf. I will review the events surrounding your arrest and charges, examine the evidence, and witness statements. I will negotiate with the prosecutor to gain the best possible resolution to your criminal case. As your criminal defense lawyer, I will provide aggressive and effective defense regardless if this matter results in a plea bargain or goes to trial. Sentencing and Consequences.
As with other sex offenses the consequences for internet crimes are complex A conviction of Possession of Child Pornography may result in:
- Class 4 Felony with a presumptive sentence of 2 years to life in prison.
- Class 4 Felony with probation for an indeterminate period of at least 10 years.
- Class 2 or 3 Felony with a presumptive sentence of 20 years to life in prison.
Contact My Denver Law Office
If you have been arrested or charged, or if you have questions about pornography or child exploitation, I encourage you to contact me, Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.