Child and Internet Pornography Charges are Serious
If you are under investigation for, or have been charged with, a crime involving child pornography or Internet child pornography, you are strongly encouraged to contact Michigan child pornography defense attorney Frank E. Stanley. Call the law firm’s office at 616-773-2702; toll free at 877-459-8699; after hours or on weekends at 616-540-0007. The sooner you have a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer on your side, the more likely it is that your case will end in the most favorable outcome available when you are charged with any of the following:
- Possession of child pornography
- Any Internet sex crime involving children
Child Pornography Cases are on the Rise in State and Federal Courts
In recent years, there have been huge increases in child pornography cases in both state and federal courts. The Law Firm of Frank E. Stanley, PC, has successfully defended many people wrongfully accused of child pornography crimes, including Internet child pornography charges.
Internet Child Pornography: A Serious Crime
Internet child pornography is a particularly serious crime in the eyes of the federal courts. Attorney Frank Stanley has taken cases to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati in pursuit of clarification of the application of mandatory federal sentencing guidelines with regard to what is on a defendant’s computer and how it got there. Attorney Stanley’s clients are vigorously defended through pressure on the government to meet its obligation to prove the presence of aggravators involved in charges. Such aggravators may include the number of images and the types of images found on a defendant’s computer.
Downloading Child Pornography is Grounds for Felony Penalties
Michigan courts have held that merely downloading child pornography is grounds for felony penalties. The Law Firm of Frank E. Stanley, P.C., works together with computer forensic experts to demonstrate that in some cases, a defendant is not guilty as charged as a result of morphing which distorts and combines images of children and adults, or as a result of manipulation of a defendant’s computer by a third-party hacker using a Trojan horse, or other computer virus. Attorney Frank Stanley currently has a case pending before the Michigan Supreme Court to define the proper criminal offense for the downloading of child pornography.
If you have been entrapped through an Internet porn sting, or have already been convicted on a child pornography or Internet child pornography charge, inquire about Attorney Stanley’s practice in appeals, ineffective assistance of counsel cases, and challenges to federal sentencing guidelines.