COBB COUNTY POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY DEFENSE


 

Most people believe that possession of child pornography is only a federal offense. While it is true that it is, it is also a state offense and Cobb County is actively prosecuting these types of cases. These days, it is rare that people have or distribute paper images of this sort. Most of these offenses involve computers. We like to think computers are perfect, but they are not. Many things can be injected into your computer without your knowledge or consent.

In most of these cases, the police will obtain a search warrant for our client’s computer or simply knock on the door and ask for consent to search. If at all possible, it is critical to get an experienced criminal defense attorney involved in the case prior to making any statements to the officer or allowing the police to search your computer. Many of these cases have involved the use of eMule, BearShare and other peer-to-peer file sharing programs. With the help of experts, we have been able to get dismissals in both state and federal court.

These offenses carry a 5-20 year prison sentence and fines up to $100,000.00, plus usually a seizure of materials associated with the crime.