In many Michigan child pornography investigations, police will obtain a search warrant and seize your personal computer. The computer will then be sent to the Michigan State Police crime lab to have the hard drive examined. If child porn images show up on your computer, they can form the basis for a criminal charge. Even images that were inadvertently downloaded and subsequently deleted from your hard drive can be recovered by computer forensic examiners and used to charge you with a child pornography crime.
At Kronzek & Cronkright, we are a statewide Michigan criminal defense team that focuses on sex crimes such as child pornography. Our attorneys are recognized statewide for our case results, which include many acquittals and dismissals.
The mere possession of child pornography is a serious criminal offense, punishable by prison time and registration as a sex offender. Sharing child pornography, or "kiddie porn," images is a separate and even more serious offense that is often charged under Federal Statutes.
Defenses in child pornography cases often focus on technical issues. One such defense is whether you possessed the images knowingly. Others could have had access to your computer or hijacked your network and downloaded the images without your knowledge. Such hacking occurs even in places such as Big Rapids, Farmington Hills, Fenton, and Newyago County. Innocent people have been convicted of sharing or possessing child pornography when their computer has been wrongfully used by another Prosecutors also have to prove that the image found on your computer was an actual image. Through the use of expert witnesses, our lawyers will bring a high level of technical sophistication to your defense.
Child pornography is illegal under both Michigan and federal law. It is not uncommon to be charged in both state and federal prosecutions. Penalties are harsher and rules of evidence are more favorable to the prosecution in federal court. Our lawyers are experienced in defending these cases on both state and federal levels.
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