Internet Child Pornography

Seattle Internet Child Pornography Lawyer

You May be in Possession of Internet Child Pornography and not even Know it!

i-internetchildporn.jpgInternet child pornography is one of the fastest growth areas in law enforcement, especially in federal practice. Virtually everyone is connected to the Internet and using it daily to download content from the web. Modern software design hides many activities going on behind the scenes, creating danger for you. Files are being downloaded and even saved on your computer without your knowledge. Every time you visit a website, your computer is downloading and saving images that you never intended to possess or save. Depending on where you're browsing, or what software you're using, these downloaded images may contain images of child pornography. You may be in possession of child pornography and not even know it!

Sophisticated networks of "crime-watchers" like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) constantly monitor the Internet, watching for these images and reporting their findings to local law enforcement. When police are contacted with this information, it provides them with the probable cause to believe that you are in possession of child pornography, even if you are unaware of it. This allows them to secure a search warrant from a judge and show up unexpectedly at your front door to conduct an embarrassing and devastating search of your home, hauling away all your computers in front of your family and neighbors. This scenario happens every day and it always saddens me to see how naive and apathetic people can be about their privacy rights and their perception of law enforcement priorities, until the police show up at their door.

You Have a Right to Remain Silent. USE IT.

This isn't some television Law & Order episode, this stuff really happens and it happens to good, law-abiding people like you, who have never threatened or hurt anyone or done anything wrong. Your house may be ransacked and all your computers seized as evidence. DO NOT make any statements to police. DO NOT assume that they will "go easy on you" if you cooperate. They won't. There's a reason you have a right to remain silent: use it. Criminal prosecutions for child pornography are PUBLIC and a mere accusation may be enough to bring your career and life to a halt. Don't let this happen to you. If you've been charged with, or are under investigation for, Internet child pornography, you need a sex crimes lawyer so contact Perez & Perez Law, PLLC immediately.

We Fight Bad Technology with Good Technology

As both a Seattle sex crimes lawyer and software engineer, I'm intimately familiar with the underlying technology that is used to create and disseminate images over the Internet. I know how these images are stored on a computer. I'm familiar with the software that is used to download files, and how these files are stored and where. I know how to tell the difference between allocated hard disk sectors and unallocated sectors in order to determine if a file has been deleted (which could indicate no intent to possess), and I'm familiar with browser caching and how it can put images on your computer that you didn't intend to possess. Some prosecutors know some of this. But most don't, and they will simply accept at face value what police tell them.

I also know how easy it is to manipulate an image in PhotoShop, making an 18 year old look like a 14 year old. The point is — there are many ways to fight a child pornography case, and I know more of them than the prosecutor does. With this knowledge, I know how to call BS on the government's case and keep them honest. Ironically, it is the government's own technology that can tear their case down. But it takes a lawyer who knows how to do this.

Sex offender registration is uniquely harsh and can limit your residential and career choices for the rest of your life. You don't want to live that life. It's critical that you act promptly to preserve the evidence now and retain your best shot at a defense. Get a good sex crimes lawyer and fight this while you can. Contact Perez & Perez Law, PLLC to schedule your free initial consultation to discuss how we can and will fight these charges.

Perez & Perez Law, PLLC represents everyday people facing extraordinary circumstances in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Everett, King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County and all across Washington State.