Child Pornography Attorneys in Portland
Defending against Possession of Child Pornography Charges
To say that federal child pornography possession cases are sensitive is an understatement. Even though the law says that a person is innocent until proven guilty, being charged with this crime will carry with it a stigma that is difficult to shake. If the charge results in a conviction, your life will be permanently changed. People accused of these crimes deserve a child pornography attorney in Portland with the experience to fight them effectively.
At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., our attorneys have decades of experience. Our extensive experience means we know the importance of intervening in these cases as soon as possible. From the start, we will design a tough and aggressive defense strategy to protect the rights of the accused.
Contact us online or call us today at (503) 303-0771 to speak with one of our knowledgeable child pornography attorneys in Portland and schedule a free consultation.
Examining the Evidence
Federal charges of possession of child pornography typically come after files are found on the accused's computer. These files can number into the hundreds, even thousands. The authorities routinely monitor various peer-to-peer file sharing networks. From this monitoring, they identify computers and persons likely to have downloaded child pornography. The prosecution will use the mere presence of these files on a person's computer as evidence, but there are other questions that need to be asked; the most important being, how did the files get there? Was the computer shared with other users or previously owned?
At our law firm, our lawyers are exclusively focused on criminal defense. Our knowledge of the law runs deep. However, we have the experience to know that legal knowledge alone may not be enough to win these cases. We may need to bring in tech experts to independently evaluate the computer and the evidence involved. We need to make certain we have all of the facts at our disposal. Then, we can put our knowledge to work, fighting for a positive outcome.
Contact Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C.
Our law firm is committed to providing high-quality legal representation at reasonable rates. We are also dedicated to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.
If you are looking for an experienced child pornography lawyer in Portland, call us at (503) 303-0771, or contact us online today.