Defence Lawyer For Child Pornography, Luring And Other Offences

There are few charges as serious as those involving children. For defence lawyers it's particularly challenging to protect our clients from harsh treatment from the legal system and from social stigma.

As with most sex-related offences, even a charge is enough. When it comes to protecting children, most people believe it's better to be safe than sorry and many may avoid you regardless of whether a court finds you guilty or not.

If you are convicted, most charges include mandatory minimums. You may also be placed on the National Sex Offender registry, which means that you will be listed as a sex offender and have many restrictions put on your movements and employment.

Charges include accessing child pornography (which means viewing anything sexual with people under 18), possessing child pornography (i.e., downloading it or creating it) and luring (which means communicating with someone who is a minor in order to have sexual contact with them). You may also be charged with sexual interference or invitation to sexual touching.

Strategies To Deal With Your Charge

No matter how much you may want to explain your side of the story right away, don't. Speak to us first. Otherwise, anything you say can and will be used against you.

We will work hard to address any evidence against you, especially if you took reasonable steps to determine that the alleged victims were adults. Eyewitness evidence is not always trustworthy, and we will question it whenever necessary.

Unfortunately, for many of our cases, damning evidence is right there on the computer. Wherever your computer goes, there is evidence of its travels. If your computer has accessed illegal data, it may be seized, and your home may be searched, even if you are not aware that your computer was used for this purpose.

We will work to make sure that any evidence was taken in accordance with your Charter rights against unreasonable search and seizure and following proper procedures for search warrants.

If necessary we will use expert testimony to show that you didn't know what was on the computer, or that you may not have been the one to access it.

If you are convicted, or choose to plead guilty, we will help you avoid incarceration if possible, or reduce it. We can also apply for treatment or counselling.

Contact Muenz Law Office

As a child pornography defence lawyer for clients charged in Calgary and surrounding areas, call our law firm at 587-316-1499 or fill out our online form.