Child Pornography Possession – Common Legal Questions Answered

Laws against child pornography are very stringent both at state and federal levels. Depending on the facts of the case, possession of child pornography can result in a lengthy prison sentence and life-long damage to your personal and professional life.If you are accused of possession or distribution of child pornography you need a lawyer that specializes in Read More…

Washington to Consider Changes to Sexting Teens and Child Pornography Laws

When laws are hastily written, vague or overly broad, they can do more harm than good.  I have previously written about the criminal sexual offense of Dealing in Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.  That crime is currently defined as any person that “develops, duplicates, publishes, prints, disseminates, exchanges, finances, attempts to Read More…

Stay Silent – Exercise Your 5th Amendment Rights!

A federal court conviction for possessing child pornography was recently upheld in a case that illustrates exercising one’s 5th Amendment rights is a wise thing to do (U.S. v. Chilaca No 17-10296).  Remaining silent is particularly advised if English is not your native language. In this instance, the defendant really helped the government (and hurt Read More…