Chicago Child Pornography Attorney

Sex Crime Lawyer in Chicago, IL

Cartoons, drawings, sculptures, and paintings do not qualify as "visual depictions" for the purpose of this law. The individual in the graphic representation must have been a minor at the time, but does not necessarily have had to actually engage in sexually explicit conduct. Even altering photos so that it appears as if the minor was involved in sexual acts can lead to charges of child pornography. These are incredibly serious charges that could lead to years in prison and a ruined reputation, so it is imperative that you immediately retain the legal counsel of a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Possession, creation, and distribution of child pornography are all illegal sex offenses under both state and federal laws. Chicago Premier Attorney Mitch Furman, handles clients accused of these types of charges. Lawyers at my Firm have zealously represented and have vindicated individuals accused of possession of child pornography.

Child pornography is any visual depiction, such as:

  • A photo
  • Film
  • Computer generated image
  • Picture of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct

Is Child Pornography a State or Federal Crime?

Child pornography is both a state and federal crime. There are a number of offenses in both Illinois and federal courts for child pornography offenses. For that reason, an individual caught with these types of images can be prosecuted either in state court or federal court, or, in some cases, both. Both state and federal agencies have designated internet crime and child exploitation divisions responsible for investigating child porn cases. These agencies can bring criminal charges in either state and federal courts. The most serious, First Degree Sexual Exploitation, involves the manufacture or production of child pornography. Second Degree Sexual Exploitation covers the distribution and receipt of child pornography, while Third Degree Sexual Exploitation criminalizes the mere possession of child pornography.

Possession of Child Pornography

Most often, child pornography charges are brought about after evidence is found on a computer. Whenever legal issues involve computers and computer evidence, there are many possible violations of your rights as well as possible wrongful accusations. Someone else may have had access to your computer, you may have bought your computer or hard drive used, or someone could have planted the evidence in order to incriminate you for a personal reason. A skilful criminal defense lawyer can help you understand the process where these images were obtained unlawfully. As a Chicago Premier Attorney, I Mitch Furman, will investigate all crucial aspects of your case.   

I, Mitch Furman, will make sure that my legal team fully investigates your case and that you have professional, experienced representation on your side throughout each step of the case. Our team of lawyers is experienced and well versed in the intricacies of these cases. Attorneys at Law Offices of Mitch Furman, take on cases with the aim to win, and we will fight relentlessly against false accusations and rights violations.

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