Oshawa Child Pornography Lawyers

Child pornography offences have significant punishments that can involve imprisonment and other punishments that can affect your future. If you are facing an offence involving child pornography, you need immediate advice from an experienced lawyer who can guide you through the legal challenges involved in your case.

Risen, Inch & Fraser is a well-established law firm that serves clients throughout the Durham Region and Ontario. Over the past 34 years, we have been focused on representing individuals facing criminal charges, including child pornography offences and others such as child sexual assault. We offer highly personalized services for our clients and take the time to explain and discuss all legal options. Our Oshawa child pornography lawyers are working on your team, at all points in the process.

Criminal Code And Child Pornography Charges

Child pornography charges involve photographic, film, video or other types of visual representation where a person is, or depicted as, someone under the age of 18. These charges can also involve someone who is engaged in (or depicted as being engaged in) sexual activity with someone who is under the age of 18, or dominant characteristics involving the sexual organs or anal regions of a person under the age of 18.

Child Pornography Punishments

Persons who possess child pornography could face punishments of imprisonment for up to five years. The charge of making child pornography "available" carries a punishment on indictment of 10 years of jail and a minimum punishment of a year, with the minimal summary conviction penalty being 90 days. The punishments for other related offences are similar and also serious. Suspended sentencing (like or conditional sentences) is not available for many offences involving child pornography.

Peer-To-Peer Internet Sharing Programs

Cases involving child pornography will frequently relate to the use of a computer, more specifically Internet sharing programs such as GigaTribe, Lime Pro, LimeWire, FrostWire and more. These utilize file-sharing programs in which files can be swapped and downloaded. If police find evidence of child pornography on your computer, forensic tools can be used to extract that material.

Child pornography cases are complicated to prosecute and defend, and frequently both the Crown attorney and the defence will employ their own forensic experts to examine and analyze the evidence. When defending such charges, we will closely examine the police evidence and work to determine whether there were sufficient grounds to warrant a search and look at whether the search was executed in a lawful manner. In some instances, pornography can be downloaded on a computer without the owner even realizing or knowing it.

Serving Clients Throughout Bowmanville, Clarington, Courtice And Whitby — Online Porn Charge Lawyers

Please contact the Oshawa criminal defence lawyers at our firm to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the details of your criminal charge. Call our firm at 289-274-3492 or toll free at 800-279-0642 to schedule a meeting. You can also book a meeting online by completing a short contact form.