Defending Possession of Child Pornography
If you are under investigation or have been charged with possessing child pornography, the police have done a vigorous investigation and a great deal of undercover work. Prosecutors have already gathered evidence and will be painting a very repulsive picture of you to try and prove their case.
It may seem that the only thing you can do if you are in this situation is to plead guilty. Don't! Scott Toth and our other attorneys are all former Johnson County prosecutors, so we have a strong understanding of what the opposing side is looking for in any criminal case. We can protect your rights and provide you with a solid defense.
If a decision to charge you with a crime has not been made, a skillful attorney like Scott Toth can negotiate on your behalf with the U.S. Attorney and the Kansas District Attorney. Contact us by filling out the form on this website or by calling 913-948-6680 for a free consultation.
Sexual Exploitation of Children
Pornography charges involving children are regarded as sexual exploitation by the criminal justice system and can result in state or federal charges. There is a lot at stake if you do not hire an experienced criminal defense attorney like the ones at Garretson, Webb & Toth, L.L.C. Here is what's at stake:
- Federal level: A conviction of possession of child pornography can mean a mandatory minimum sentence of 120 months (10 years). And there are harsher penalties for those who distribute, transmit, advertise or profit from child pornography.
- State level: Child pornography is prosecuted under sexual exploitation of a minor, which is a Level 5 felony that could result in a sentence of 31 months (2.5 years) to 136 months (11 years, 3 months) in jail, depending on your criminal history.
Aggressive Johnson County Sex Crimes Lawyers
With 23 years of experience prosecuting and defending people accused of sex crimes, Scott Toth understands how the legal system works and protects his clients accused of possessing child pornography.
Our law firm will examine the evidence against you, starting with the actual pornographic material. These items can include computers, electronic storage media, tapes, cameras, photographs of child pornography or cartoons depicting children engaged in sexual activity, just to name a few. Law enforcement officials may have also seized child pornography downloaded from websites, so we also work with computer forensics personnel to examine the information.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
With our experience defending people in a wide variety of sex crimes, the attorneys at Garretson, Webb & Toth can be counted on to aggressively defend you. Call an experienced attorney, at Garretson, Webb & Toth, L.L.C., in Olathe, Kansas, at 913-948-6680, for a free consultation or contact us by filling out the form on this website.