A California man has been taken into custody after a long investigation. Police say that he allegedly had child pornography in his possession. We want to bring you this case to highlight some of the things that people who face these charges go through.
Though the 37-year-old was just arrested a few weeks ago, the case began during the summer of 2018. Police say that on July 4, they received a tip that the man had the illegal material and they began to develop probable cause against him. This led to a search warrant being secured. On July 5, officers searched the man and his vehicle. They took electronic devices from him but did not arrest him at the time.
A second search warrant was obtained that allowed law enforcement to examine the items they seized. On January 16 of this year, they say that they found over 100 images “consistent with child exploitation.”
At Okabe & Haushalter, we know that anyone who is facing these kinds of charges is going to need skilled legal representation. If you need a San Francisco child pornography defense attorney, call us today.
In the case above, the man who was arrested had months to ready himself. While we do not know the details of the case, we would have advised him to secure an attorney specializing in these cases as soon as electronic evidence was seized.
As soon as a person is arrested on child pornography charges, they are facing an uphill battle. Their mugshot flashes on the evening news and they are usually slammed with charges that go above and beyond what the evidence actually supports.
People facing child pornography charges can often be subject to both state and federal charges. This is because modern technology places much of the evidence on electronic devices sent and received through email and messaging. Because of this, the federal government can claim jurisdiction.
With these charges, the punishment does not stop after a prison sentence. People who have to register as sex offenders often find it hard to find work or a place to live. Their entire lives are on the internet, a modern age branding for the public to see.
You know what is at stake if you are facing these charges. We know you are scared and confused right now, but your number one goal needs to be to secure a qualified and experienced San Francisco child pornography defense attorney. At Okabe & Haushalter, we have successfully defended clients against these charges. We will work with you to determine the best path forward, skillfully forming a defense to get the charges dismissed or reduced. This may seem like an impossible situation, but it is not. You can contact us today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799 for a free consultation.