Houston Child Pornography Lawyer – Brett Podolsky
The possession of child pornography may result in both state and federal charges. Many times these images may be found on a computer that the accused owns but is not aware that the images exist on the computer. However, when law enforcement officers find these images, it may result in serious criminal charges with severe penalties and being labeled as a “sex offender.”
An experienced child pornography defense attorney like Brett Podolsky will be able to help prepare a successful defense. He will protect your rights and begin investigating the case on his client’s behalf. Because law enforcement officials will have a head start in preparing their case, it is important to contact Brett Podolsky as soon as possible. The sooner he is notified of his client’s charges, the sooner that he can begin to mount an aggressive defense.
Crimes Associated with Child Pornography
Although the most common charge associated with child pornography is possession, other possible charges do exist such as:
- Distribution of child pornography
- Creation of child pornography
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
Each of these crimes will have different elements that the prosecution must prove. Further, each crime may have a separate defense that should be discussed and evaluated by a criminal defense attorney like Brett Podolsky.
Penalties for a Conviction
A conviction for a child pornography crime will carry stiff legal penalties. In addition to legal penalties, a high negative social stigma will attach to the offender and affect the person throughout their life. Legal penalties for child pornography may include any combination of the following:
- Fines and court costs
- Probation or community supervision
- Sex offender counseling
- Restitution for the victim
In addition to these consequences, persons convicted of a child pornography crime may be required to register as a sex offender. The inclusion of the offender in the registry will result in negative consequences with will affect a person’s ability to become gainfully employed, pursue further education, limit contact with children and will dictate the areas where a person may reside. An offender’s personal relationships with friends and family will be negatively affected as well.
How Can Brett A. Podolsky Help?
Child pornography defense attorney Brett Podolsky has over 15 years of experience in the criminal justice system. Because of his experience, he will be able to successfully evaluate his client’s case and prepare an aggressive defense resulting in the best outcome for his client. Brett Podolsky will use his knowledge to create an aggressive defense which may result in reduced or dismissed charges.
Contact the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky at 713-227-0087 for a free consultation.