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Child Pornography Charges

Metro Detroit’s Criminal Defense Attorneys that Specialize in Child Pornography Defense Cases

When facing charges involving the possession or distribution of illegal Internet porn, it is an understatement to say that there is a lot at stake. Under state and federal child pornography laws, a conviction can result in up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine — for each count. In many cases, there are mandatory minimum prison terms.

Very few attorneys handle these types of cases because most are uncomfortable with the nature of the charges and they lack experience handling these complicated issues. Our office has a passion for helping people who are charged with child pornography crimes. We understand that there are many underlying issues that cause people to go to the Dark Web. We are here to listen and come up with an overall plan to help you just as we have helped countless individuals. 

We are Metro Detroit’s Leading Experts in Child Pornography Defense

In the Detroit area, the Law Offices of Raymond A. Cassar, P.L.C., is known for the aggressive and thorough approach our attorneys take to defend clients facing state and federal Internet sex crime charges. We understand what is at stake and we are prepared to fight for our clients’ rights in these typically high-profile cases. Contact our Michigan criminal defense law firm online for a confidential consultation about your case. You may also reach us at (248) 855-0911.

We Have Defended Many Michigan Residents That Have Used the Dark Web and Have Been Watched by The Government

We provide a comprehensive defense to clients facing child pornography charges and related charges such as child molestation, Internet solicitation of a minor, or other sexual exploitation of a child. Frequently, charges originate from police Internet porn stings or situations where an illegal site is overturned, and IP addresses are cross-checked. In many cases, our clients are not aware that they are being investigated until the police show up at the door to seize all of their electronic devices such as computers, cell phones, and iPads. 

Our Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys
Have Saved Countless Lives

  • He saved my future as medical student.
    Mr. Cassar was my attorney through the darkest and scariest time of my life. He was the light that got me through. Not only is he a great attorney, EVERYONE knows him and loves him. Judges respect him and other attorneys respect him with good reason; He’s honest and very knowledgeable. I hired him because other people I knew loved him. From the moment I met him I knew I was in good hands. Not only did he walk me through this whole mess, he recommended a health facility that got my whole life back on track. Mr. Cassar is not only the best attorney you could hire, he’s the only one should even consider hiring. He helped save my life and my future.
    He saved my future as medical student. God Bless Him.
    5 Star's Rating - Abby
  • Ray’s firm helped to save my life.
    When a good person does something bad they need a law firm that can help guide a client through the worst of times during the criminal process. Understanding the law is only part of the process, Ray’s firm understands the emotional impact the legal system has on a client and his/her family. Ray’s firm is very well equipped with experience to predict and manage outcomes during the criminal process. When in court I was very pleased that his peers highly respected his work, as that goes a long way when trying to build a solid defense case. Ray’s firm helped to save my life and for that I am forever grateful. 5 Star's Rating - Glen G.
  • Fantastic Lawyer and Amazing Person.
    I had never been through any legal process and Ray was incredible from the start. I was terrified to even tell him my situation and he was compassionate, kind and encouraging – always letting me know he was there for me and to help me. He has a phenomenal knowledge of the law. When I had to appear in court, he knew how to properly navigate me through the process and I was always prepared for what information was to come next. I had the best possible outcome and it’s all due to Raymond Cassar. 5 Star's Rating - Jennifer
  • I’ve personally experienced his results.
    Raymond Cassar, his staff, and his reputation really speak for themselves. I’ve personally experienced his results. The office’s makeup consists of incredibly bright individuals who go over and beyond any ordinary professional/legal obligation or standard of care. It is wise to have listed – Law Offices of Raymond Cassar, as the “attorney-of-record” when ANY judge in Metro-Detroit looks down at YOUR file in Court! 5 Star's Rating - Rob Z.
  • I am so deeply thankful.
    I am so deeply thankful for the steadfast guidance Ray and his staff had provided to our family. It is often thought that the profession of lawyers is less than noble.that is NOT the case with Ray. The person and compassion out first and foremost. The law can be complicated and Ray navigated us through it with dignity. If you are in need of legal guidance — and want to work with honest trustworthy professionals call on Ray and his staff. 5 Star's Rating - Deb D.

Contact Us Today

Time is critical when facing any criminal charge. To protect your rights and build the best case, you need the right team to help guide you through the legal hurdles set up to take your money, reputation, and freedom. Call us today, and we will help you fight back.

(248) 855-0911
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A Conviction Will Bring Years of Hardship and Emotional Stress Without the Right Defense Lawyers at Your Side

A child pornography case conviction will result in prison time and registration on the Sex Offender Registry Act list. Because of these factors, you must have a defense attorney that knows all aspects of child pornography law, as well as changes to the SORA requirements.

SORA Tier Classifications

In addition to the criminal penalties imposed for a sex crime conviction, registration on the Sex Offender Registry is also required.

All registrable offenses are categorized into one of three separate Tiers:

  • Tier I: Registration for 15 years (non-public)
  • Tier II: Registration for 25 years (public)
  • Tier III: Lifetime registration (public)

Along with tiers’ creation, the recent changes to the Sex Offender Registry List (SORA) enable certain convicted sex offenders to avoid the registration requirement altogether or have their registration period reduced. It is critical to choose an attorney that thoroughly understands the requirements of SORA as well as the avenues available to avoid registration.

SORA is so extremely complicated that many judges and lawyers are relying on seminars and colleagues for guidance. Our office has painstakingly reviewed the current version of the legislation and are ready to help our clients take advantage of the changes.

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We Have the Technological Knowledge to Build a Winning Case

Investigating alleged child pornography is a surprisingly technical endeavor. Law enforcement is extremely well equipped with the skill needed to locate digital information. It is important to remember that even if files have been deleted, the police have forensic experts that can extract damaging evidence from a hard drive. Technology, such as the MD5 hash, enables law enforcement to extract copies of original files.

Recovered evidence in a child pornography case may include:

  • Possession of child pornography: e-mails, websites, pictures, or other media of child sexually abusive activity that have been viewed on the computer or are present on (or were deleted from) the hard drive or otherwise in your “possession.”
  • Distribution of child pornography: e-mails, websites, pictures, or other sexually exploitative material of minors sent to others
  • Receipt of child pornography: this is simply the downloading of child pornography from an internet website. This charge carries a mandatory minimum 5 to 20 years in prison and is typically charged in each case.
  • Other child pornography-related offenses: participating in the creation of any form of child pornography or inducing or persuading a child to participate in an illegal sexually exploitative activity

Our sex crimes defense lawyers work with leading forensic experts to combat the charges against you. Because these cases often include extensive amounts of technologically driven evidence, it is crucial to hire a firm that understands the complexities involved in these cases.

For thorough, aggressive, and experienced defense in a child pornography case, contact the criminal defense attorneys at our Detroit-area law firm.

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Are You Facing

Distribution of Child Pornography Charges

The distribution of child pornography is a serious crime that must be defended by a team of attorneys with experience in the court and knowledge of how technology is used to investigate and try cases. Our team is at the forefront of online surveillance technology and tactics and routinely employs technical experts to defend our clients from child pornography distribution. We are Michigan’s leading law firm specializing in sex crimes involving children.

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