Illegal Pornography Defense

If you face illegal pornography charges, the stakes are high — both personally and legally. Beyond the potential of years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines, your personal and professional reputation may be on the line. It is important to choose a criminal defense lawyer experienced in fighting charges of this magnitude.

Attorney Mary Ann Bird is a former prosecutor and public defender with unique insight into the California criminal justice system. She is prepared to explore all defense options available to you and is capable of helping you overcome even the most complex sex crime cases.

When A Conviction Will Change Your Life, Turn To Bird & Van Dyke, Inc.

It may seem like a child pornography charge is a less serious sex crimes charge, especially if all you did was download something. Yet, the consequences are a lot more dire than you may think. First, it can be charged as a federal crime — a felony — under U.S. contraband laws. Certain alleged offenders (those who intended to distribute, transport, sell or produce the materials) will face a minimum of five years in prison if convicted. Those convicted of producing child pornography can face a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison.

Registration And Other Long-Term Consequences

Perhaps, more important, however, are the lifelong consequences of a conviction. If you are convicted of a child pornography crime, you will be forced to register as a sex offender. That means you will need to register annually with law enforcement and let them know whenever you move or even go on a week-long vacation. Your information will also be listed on California's Megan's Law website, including your home address. Your life will, in effect, never again be the same.

It doesn't necessarily have to be that way. With the right defense, you can preserve your rights and safeguard your future.

Find Out How We Can Help

To learn how we can help, contact Bird & Van Dyke today. Call us at 209-390-8877. From our law offices in Stockton and Tracy, we represent clients throughout Central California.