Child Pornography

If you are under investigation or have been charged with child pornography crimes, don't even consider attempting to defend yourself.

The consequences of conviction, a felony — including a lengthy prison sentence, fines up to $100,000, and sex offender registration for up to 25 years — are not worth risking. These penalties and the investigation alone can wreak havoc on your life and limit where you can live and work for years.

At Garton & Vogt, P.C., we fight to protect our clients' rights and reputations, working to limit charges and minimize consequences to the fullest extent possible. Our Macomb County attorneys have more than 25 years of criminal defense experience, and we are prepared to help you today.

Michigan has been cracking down on child pornography in recent years, and efforts are likely to ramp up. Investigating, compiling evidence and prosecuting Internet sex crimes has received dedicated resources in our state, including the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit (CCU), the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and federal support.

State and federal laws are evolving constantly, giving police officers and prosecutors more tools to gather evidence during undercover operations and strengthening the laws by applying broader definitions to the production and distribution of child pornography.

Do not speak to law enforcement officers, investigators or prosecutors without first speaking with one of our attorneys. Be courteous, but do not attempt to explain anything without our attorneys present. Possibly, the most important right you have is to remain silent. Your Miranda rights grant you the right to remain silent — do not waive it under any circumstances.

Child Pornography Laws Are Complex And Open To Interpretation

Broad definitions and the technicalities within the laws are not what you might expect. We defend clients facing any of the following charges:

  • Distribution of child pornography
  • Employment of minors to participate in or help produce child porn
  • Possession of child porn
  • Advertising child porn
  • Developing, duplicating, printing or exchanging child porn
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Contacting a minor while intending to commit a sex offense

Complications And Charges Against Minors

These charges can involve "sexting," porn saved on your computer that you might not be aware of, and any pictures or videos found in your possession or property you own. Many people do not realize what is included in the definitions of child porn. Even if you are a minor yourself, possessing pornographic pictures or videos of other minors can be prosecuted.

Clinton Township Child Porn Lawyers

Contact us immediately to arrange an initial consultation with our Macomb County child pornography lawyers. Call us at 586-257-2692, or fill out our online form.