Fighting Child Pornography Charges

Minnesota law forbids the possession of any pornographic work that involves children. The penalty can be five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines per offense. Sharing those pornographic images is also a felony and can constitute a 7-year prison sentence and up to $10,000 in fines. As for the production of such content, Minnesota provides a very severe punishment of 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

When images are shared over the internet and cross state lines, child pornography can easily become a federal offense with penalties stricter than the Minnesota ones listed above. You need a strong defense from a criminal defense attorney who has handled cases in state and federal court.

Rivers Law Firm, P.A., has the needed experience to get the best possible outcome. Our founding attorney, Bruce Rivers does not shy away from the courtroom and has a track record of success in jury trials. Why is this so critical? It's the life-changing consequences that attach to these allegations.

A child pornography conviction requires registering as a sex offender. Personal information and a photograph are made available to the public in an online database. And if you fail to register a new address and you could be facing new criminal charges.

Mounting An Aggressive Defense

It is important to show the court how a search warrant was executed or how the pornographic images were found. Was there any evidence that an officer used to set up an entrapment scheme. Receiving emails with attachments may be enough to sustain a charge, but if an email was deleted it may provide a defense. If a single computer had multiple users, it is possible another user accessed the content. Without a proper defense, your rights could be easily violated.

Based on the facts of a case, arguments can often be made that lead to dismissal or a reduction in the charges. To learn how we can help, please call 612-915-0355 or send us a message. We always offer free case evaluations.