Possession of Child Porn Charges Lawyer in Haddonfield, NJ Defends Clients Against Charges of Possession of Child Pornography and Computer Sex Crimes in Camden County, Gloucester County and Throughout South Jersey
Today, child pornography is a pervasive issue. Many are not aware that under New Jersey law, viewing illicit sexual images or videos of anyone under the age of 18, not just 16 as per Statute 2C: 24-4(b), is considered a crime. The law imposes strict liability, holding individuals accountable even if they were uninformed about the age of the persons featured in the images or videos. Even if someone else assures you that they are over the age of 18, the liability falls squarely on you under NJ law. The punishment for child pornography possession is severe—potentially including prison time. As an experienced New Jersey possession of child pornography defense attorney, it is crucial that I emphasize the importance of consulting with an attorney immediately upon facing such charges. You can reach me at any time, via phone or email, to arrange a free consultation at The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen.
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Child Pornography Possession Charges in New Jersey
Strict penalties are imposed on individuals found guilty of possessing child pornography in New Jersey. This is true even if they were unaware that the people depicted in the material were under 18. An image or video is considered sexually explicit if it showcases a person in sexual activity, simulated sexual activity, or simply in a state of partial or full nudity. Just downloading these materials onto your computer or smartphone is enough to invoke criminal liability. But rest assured, defenses exist that can be utilized effectively by an experienced defense attorney like myself.
A detailed analysis of your computer's hard drive by an expert often paves the way for a robust defense. The deletion of illicit images from your device does not entirely eliminate evidence of downloaded materials. Law enforcement agencies use sophisticated software capable of recovering files from your devices, even if you have attempted to delete them. Courts may also demand that you submit your passcodes or fingerprints.
A conviction for child pornography possession under New Jersey Statute 2C: 24-4(b) brings about serious consequences, including prison time and substantial fines. It also necessitates registration as a sex offender under Megan's Law, pursuant to Statute 2C: 7-2, and mandates lifetime parole supervision under Statute 2C: 43-6.4. The repercussions of such a conviction can be life-altering. Hence, it's crucial to seek consultation from a seasoned criminal defense attorney who has successfully managed and litigated similar cases before a jury.
Feel free to reach out to The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen today for a free consultation regarding your child pornography possession charges.
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Retaining a New Jersey Possession of Child Pornography Defense Attorney Early Can Mitigate More Serious Charges
Most charges associated with the possession of child pornography carry harsh sentences, often leading to incarceration. Nearly all of these charges require registration under Megan's Law and impose lifetime parole supervision.
Registration under Megan's Law involves liaising with local law enforcement agencies and, in some cases, necessitating public internet listings. Upon assignment of probation or parole, you must attend a hearing in Superior Court. There, both the prosecutor and your defense attorney will present their arguments to a judge, who will then determine the necessity and extent of Megan's Law restrictions.
Lifetime parole supervision carries significant limitations. For instance, you may be prohibited from living with your children for a set period post-release, and your access to the internet and computer usage may be greatly restricted.
Given these possible additional restrictions, consulting with me, as your defense attorney, is crucial if you are faced with these charges.
As an experienced attorney, I have defended clients charged with a variety of child pornography offenses. I understand what it takes to formulate a successful legal strategy that can help mitigate severe prison sentences and fines. My strong connections with prosecutors throughout South Jersey and my extensive knowledge of child pornography and computer crimes enable me to leverage a network of experts to bolster your case. I also have ties with seasoned therapists and psychologists, which can be vital in arranging psychological evaluations for clients to demonstrate that they are not a threat to the community.
Contact The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen for a Free Case Evaluation from a Qualified New Jersey Possession of Child Pornography Defense Attorney
The moment you are arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, the range of available legal defenses begins to narrow. The sooner you secure a skilled New Jersey possession of child pornography defense attorney like myself to represent your rights and interests, the better your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in your case.
Your future and freedom hang in the balance. Take action today to protect yourself. As your attorney, I am here to help you understand the possession of child pornography charges you are facing and how we can construct a robust defense. Call our Haddonfield office today at 856-830-6433 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.