Los Angeles Peer-to-Peer Sharing Child Porn Attorneys
Los Angeles Child Pornography Lawyer
Peer-to-peer sharing is an increasingly popular way of sharing files via
the internet. The computers in a peer-to-peer network use diverse connectivity
between participants. These networks make file sharing easier because
each computer can directly connect with the other, without a server in
the middle. In essence, the individual computers act as servers to one
another and allow file sharing, downloads and uploads. Peer-to-peer sharing
is also referred to as “P2P”.
More recently, peer-to-peer sharing in some instances has been linked to the
distribution of child pornography. In an August 19th, 2008 press release from the U.S. Department of Justice
website, peer-to-peer sharing is specifically mentioned in a child pornography
case. According to the release, federal and local authorities worked together
to conduct an 8-month investigation which resulted in criminal charges
against 52 individual defendants who allegedly used peer-to-peer networks
to exchange child pornography.
Fighting Peer-to-Peer Sharing Charges
It is imperative that you consult a
Los Angeles child pornography attorney as soon as possible if you have you been accused of the
possession, production or unlawful distribution of child pornography in conjunction
with a peer-to-peer network. You may face very serious charges under
state or federal law, and a conviction may result in long-term imprisonment in state prison,
large fines, probation and sex offender registration.
Just one of the criminal penalties associated with a child pornography
conviction is enough to forever change your life. Together, the consequences
of a conviction are disastrous. You may lose your freedom, your job, and
custody of your children. Your reputation may never recover. You may have
to register as a sex offender, a label that will last a lifetime. By working
with a defense lawyer, you have the opportunity to avoid these consequences
and can instead move on with your life.
Contact Okabe & Haushalter to protect your rights in the face of peer-to-peer sharing charges.