If you’ve been charged with, or are being investigated for a crime related to child pornography or soliciting a minor online, you need a Michigan child pornography attorney who has the knowledge and skills to take your case all the way to trial. Call our firm at (616) 773-2945 any time day or night and ask to speak with criminal defense attorney Joshua Blanchard or Keeley Blanchard. In computer cases, time is critical — the longer you wait to hire a competent criminal defense attorney, the more likely it is that valuable evidence of your innocence may disappear. We aggressively defend cases involving:
Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material is a Serious Felony
In Michigan, the act of downloading child pornography is a felony which may subject you to extreme penalties. In state court, the prosecutor is also likely to charge you with the crime of “using a computer to commit a crime” which could result in an additional consecutive sentence of up to 7 years in prison.
In addition, child pornography cases are often prosecuted federally. These cases often carry with it serious mandatory minimum sentences. Additionally, crimes such as distribution and receipt of child pornography carry with it a presumption in federal court for pretrial detention, or denial of the right to be out on bail pending trial.
The criminal defense lawyers at Miel & Carr, PLC have the knowledge and skills to effectively defend your case. We have handled child pornography cases in both federal and state court. We have the ability to work with computer experts to obtain information which might show that the actual images on your computer were digitally altered or placed there as a result of Trojan horse virus or peer-to-peer file sharing program like Limewire. It is possible to end up with child pornography (“kiddie porn”) on your computer without your knowledge.
Child Pornography Defense Attorneys Miel & Carr
The trial lawyers at Miel & Carr, PLC have also successfully challenged government searches where child pornography was discovered, and had evidence suppressed that resulted in dismissal of the case.
Call our office to arrange a meeting to discuss your concerns at (616) 773-2945.
With offices in Stanton and Grand Rapids, Michigan, criminal defense trial lawyers Joshua Blanchard and Keeley D. Blanchard represent clients in both federal and state cases throughout the state of Michigan, in cities including Grand Rapids, Detroit, Saginaw, Lansing, Traverse City, Mt. Pleasant, Midland, and Marquette.