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Child Pornography Charges

Defense Against Child Pornography Charges in all Colorado Courts including Denver & Federal Courts

Fighting for Your Freedom in Denver and Surrounding Counties

Your best defense against child pornography charges is a Denver child pornography defense attorney with considerable experience handling child pornography cases. The Law Offices of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C. has the knowledge and experience that may just be what you need to defend against your charges.

Child Pornography Laws

Colorado prohibits the production, promotion, and possession of any sexual images, videos, or depictions of children under 18 years of age. Depending on your specific involvement in the child pornography charges, there are three separate types of charges you could face:

  • Sexual exploitation of a child
  • Procurement of a child for sexual exploitation
  • Internet sexual exploitation of a child

The sexual exploitation of a child and the procurement of a child for sexual exploitation are both considered Class 3 felonies punishable by 4-12 years in prison, and the internet sexual exploitation of a child is a Class 4 felony punishable by 2-6 years in prison. You will also be required to register as a sex offender, which is a label that could impact the rest of your future.

Note that the specific penalties for a child pornography charge depend on:

  • how many times you have been convicted;
  • whether the pornography was still images or moving images; or
  • whether you produced or distributed the material.

Defense Strategies Against Your Charge

Depending on the specific charges you are facing, you have a number of potential defenses against child pornography charges, such as claiming:

  • you did not know you possessed the material;
  • the material was not for a sexual gratification purpose;
  • there was a legitimate reason for possession of the material;
  • the materials were found during an illegal search;
  • the “child” was 18 or older;
  • you are a licensed physician, therapist, or social worker possessing the material for the purpose of bona fide treatment or evaluation.

Contact a Denver Child Pornography Defense Attorney Before Speaking with Officers

Oftentimes, law enforcement officers will attempt to get you to speak and make incriminating statements. This is something the prosecutor could likely use against you. Instead of answering questions, immediately ask to speak with an attorney and stay quiet. I, Attorney David L. Owen, Jr., P.C., have 33+ years of experience defending clients facing the serious consequences of child pornography charges and can provide professional legal counsel throughout the course of your investigation and trial.

"Having an extremely knowledgeable and accomplished attorney with me during my interrogation was essential. David gave me confidence and did not allow the detective to 'bully' me in any way. Subsequently, the felony charges against me were deemed 'unfounded.'"

- Former Client

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Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Child Pornography

There are strict federal sentencing guidelines for individuals convicted of possessing child pornography. For example, if caught downloading child porn, you will face a mandatory sentence of 5 years in prison in addition to national sex offender registration. Distribution of child porn carries even stricter federal sentences.

However, there is hope. As an attorney experienced in defending clients against sex crime charges, I know how to handle federal sentencing guidelines to argue against severe penalties. To date, I have defended countless child pornography cases and challenged the evidence against my clients (including challenging how law enforcement obtained the evidence) and fought hard to reduce their charges. In some situations, I have even been able to get charges dismissed or proven my clients' innocence at trial.

Challenging Computer Forensics

In most cases, prosecutors use computer forensics to obtain convictions in child pornography cases. The Law Offices of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C. has a team of computer forensics professionals trained in the same way as the FBI's computer forensic examiners who can help develop evidence to challenge your charges. My firm also evaluates the prosecution's actions in obtaining the evidence against you. For instance, did the investigators/officers follow the proper protocol for searching your home and/or computer and seizing any evidence? If not, I may be able to argue for that evidence to be thrown out of court.

Contact the Law Offices of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C. for a Free Consultation

For aggressive and skilled child pornography defense, contact the Law Offices of Attorney David L. Owen, Jr., P.C. I will meet with you for a free, same-day consultation. The firm has offices located in Highlands Ranch and Denver, and they are open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For your convenience, I can make jail visits and offer evening and weekend appointments upon request.

Call my firm at (303) 622-3281 today to discuss your case. The first consultation is free, and same-day appointments are available.

Tough Defense Strategies for Tough Criminal Charges

  • Fight to reduce, dismiss, or acquit your charges.

  • Keep you informed of your case at all times.

  • Available for evening, weekend appointments and jail visits.

  • Former first assistant federal public defender.

  • Complimentary and confidential consultations.

  • Will travel to you to hear your side of the story