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You do not want to go to prison with a child pornography conviction. Society will judge you and the prosecutors will try to secure a guilty verdict no matter what.
In prison, the inmates will have their own form of justice in mind.
We do not mean to scare you, but we tell you this to make sure you understand the importance of doing everything you can, as quickly as you can, to secure a good defensive team.
It all changes the moment those handcuffs go on your wrists and you get put in the back of the police car. As they read off the charges, your mind is already zoning out, thinking about the consequences.
Child pornography charges change people’s lives in ways that no other charges do.
From the moment you are charged with anything related to child pornography, society is going to condemn you. The most important thing you can do is to line up a strong defense team that will stop at nothing to clear your name. You have to fight because prosecutors are going to hammer you with charges, many of which you may not even be guilty of.
Often, the initial arrest is just to make sure law enforcement can really begin working on your case by seizing all of your electronic devices.
They will forensically examine everything you have: all of your search histories, every media file you have downloaded, and everything you have deleted. They will even know how many times you have accessed each file on your computer.
Once they go through everything, they will likely secure warrants for more charges. Then comes the second arrest.
Did you know that research suggests that 1 in 25 people, or 4 percent of the population, deals with sexual addiction? Specifically, pornography is a major source of addiction.
We understand that these charges are difficult, but we also do not think people should be locked away forever. Sometimes, these charges are filed with little evidence. Other times, prosecutors overcharge people on purpose, knowing that the major charges will not stick.
But the reputation damage is already done.
If you or a loved one have been charged with anything related to child pornography, whether it is a possession, distribution, or manufacturing, seek legal help immediately. This is not the kind of thing you want a public defender handling.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we have been successfully building defenses for people charged with sex crimes and will work with you to ensure you are treated fairly. Society already has you guilty in their minds, but that is not how our justice system is supposed to work. When you need a child pornography defense attorney in San Francisco, you can contact us today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799 for a free consultation.