Fighting Possession Of Child Pornography Charges

There are two things you need to know right away:

  1. Bad things can and do happen to good people.
  2. All it takes is one accidental download or false accusation to find yourself facing devastating charges.

At the law firm of O'Brien Hatfield, PA, we are not here to judge you; we are here to defend you. We know that the majority of people facing child pornography charges in Florida are not hardened criminals. They are professionals, they are cherished family members, they are neighbors and they are friends.

Chances are you have never been in trouble with the law before and you are scared to death. You have every reason to be, as even being charged with child pornography offenses can result in a social stigma that follows you everywhere you go. With so much at stake you need a proven defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible.

Place your rights, your reputation and your future in good hands. Call us at (813) 228-6989 if you learn you are under investigation or have been arrested.

It Can Happen To Anyone

Police or prosecutors may accuse you of possession of child pornography that you did not know — or forgot — was on your computer. Many an Internet user has unwittingly downloaded something without realizing what it was. Whether or not you believe you are guilty, you owe it to yourself to consult with an experienced sex crimes defense attorney.

In Tampa and Orlando, we have a strong track record of achieving favorable results on behalf of people charged with serious Internet sex crimes. As a former prosecutor, attorney Mark J. O'Brien understands how the prosecution is likely to proceed.

A Simple Mistake Can Lead To Serious Charges

Perhaps your employer has asked you about allegations that pornographic images were found on your work computer. Perhaps a Best Buy employee indicated that he or she found questionable images on your computer when you took it in for servicing.

Remember, once a file has been downloaded onto a hard drive, deleting it does not erase the possibility that a computer forensics expert could retrieve it through specialized techniques.

Whether or not you have been arrested, you should talk to one of our criminal defense attorneys about how to protect your constitutional rights in such a case.

Because each image can generate a criminal charge, you could end up behind bars for a very long time if you are convicted of possession of multiple images of child pornography. The images may have been on your desktop computer, your tablet, your laptop computer or your Internet-connected cellphone device.

Exploring Every Possibility To Build A Strong Defense

We understand the implications of Internet pornography, and we will use our experience and knowledge to fight for your rights. That includes determining whether:

  • You were suffering from an incapacitating mental illness.
  • Someone else downloaded the images.
  • You were tricked into downloading the images.
  • A virus planted the images on your computer.

We have the necessary resources and knowledge to investigate how illegal pornographic images were downloaded onto your computer and, just as importantly, an understanding of what state and federal prosecutors must prove to obtain a conviction.

Turn To O'Brien Hatfield, PA, When The Stakes Are High

We highly recommend that you contact us right away to learn how we can help. The sooner we get involved in your defense, the greater the opportunities we have to help you achieve a favorable outcome that minimizes your exposure to criminal and social penalties.

For a free initial consultation with a lawyer, please call (813) 228-6989 or contact us online.