Child Pornography lawyer Grand Rapids, MI residents trust with their freedom
If you’re in need of a child pornography lawyer Grand Rapids, MI trusts, contact the attorneys at Blanchard Law. Our lawyers have successfully defended clients against allegations involving child pornography in both state and federal courts throughout Michigan.
The penalties for child pornography in Michigan are severe.
If charged by the federal government, a first offense for receiving child pornography can carry a minimum of five years in prison together with sex offender registration. Because of the serious penalties, it is important to speak to a child pornography lawyer Grand Rapids, MI trusts. Our attorneys have experience defending against allegations of child pornography production and possession in state and federal courts.
We aggressively defend child pornography cases.
Our lawyers are skilled trial lawyers who understand the law and science involved in child pornography cases. Our lawyers have decades of experience trying cases to juries and practice the latest in trial presentation skills. We also understand the technology involved in child pornography cases and are able to effectively challenge the government’s “forensic analysis” evidence when they don’t complete a thorough or accurate forensic investigation.
Similarly, we understand the law surrounding your fourth amendment rights and how to suppress evidence that was illegally obtained. In order to determine whether evidence was illegally obtained, we need to speak to you to discuss how the government obtained the evidence and your role in the situation. We have been successful in suppressing the results of computer searches and statements made by our clients.
We can help during the investigation phase. You shouldn’t speak to the police or special agents.
Often times, the first time a client knows that there is trouble on the horizon is that they are visited by a police officer or special agent from Homeland Security or the FBI. It is important not to speak to any agent of the government or consent to any searches. If you have already consented to a search or made statements, we may be able to help minimize the impact of those actions. The sooner you talk to a Grand Rapids child pornography lawyer, the sooner we can get to work trying to minimize the problems you’re facing.
If a police officer or special agent wants to speak to you about child pornography, simply tell them, “I want to speak to an attorney before answering any questions.” Be firm and ask them to leave. If they won’t leave, ask if you are under arrest. If you aren’t, you should leave the situation immediately.
Even if you feel like your case is hopeless, we may be able to help.
Some times clients think that because they were caught and admitted to certain things, there’s no point in talking to a lawyer. We have experience defending against cases that span the spectrum of possible allegations. Even in cases where the government followed the rules and the evidence is overwhelming, we can be effective in helping our clients to mitigate the sentence and move on to a more productive life. We have experience working with social workers, psychologists, statisticians, and others to prepare compelling mitigation arguments which reduce the length of sentences.
Contact the child pornography lawyers at Blanchard Law.
If you’re under investigation for child pornography or are facing charges relating to child pornography, you should contact a child pornography lawyer Grand Rapids, MI respects. Our lawyers are happy to meet with you and discuss how to defend your case. Call 616-773-2945 to schedule a consultation.