Allegations of Internet sex crimes, such as the possession or distribution of child pornography, can threaten your entire life. Not only are the potential criminal penalties severe, but these allegations can also damage your reputation amongst friends, family members and co-workers. Your access to a computer and your ability to see your own children may also be in jeopardy.
At Engel & Associates, our lawyers can help you defend your rights and protect your interests after being investigated for or arrested on child pornography charges. We understand that these charges essentially put life as you knew it on the line, and we will use our years of experience to build an effective defence.
Child pornography charges may involve the possession, distribution, production or promotion of any obscene pictures or video involving minors engaging in sexually explicit content. This could include cases involving two or three photographs to thousands of online photos. A person who is 21 and takes a naked picture of a 16-year-old boyfriend or girlfriend could also face these charges.
In many cases, child pornography charges stem from police stings where sites are monitored by law enforcement. Police will generally seize the computer of the accused to view the files and sites that have been accessed. Our firm will often work with computer experts to determine how the files were accessed, who accessed them and whether there was intent to commit a crime.
We will utilize our experience and resources to establish the most effective defence strategy based upon the circumstances of your situation.
For more information about our Ontario criminal defence for allegations of child pornography, contact lawyers Bruce Engel or Elena Davies at Engel & Associates. Call our Ottawa office 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (613) 235-6324.