I cannot think of anything more difficult to discuss than child pornography
charges and indictments. These allegations are more often filed in federal
court because of the difficulty of tracing IP addresses, and the frequency
with which this material is accessed and supplied across state and international
borders. However, state legislation has caught up with the federal criminal
code, and now state prosecutors have been enabled to file and pursue these
However, child pornography and other internet crimes are more often found
in federal court because of the level of sophistication necessary in order
to properly investigate and prosecute the crimes. In these case, law enforcement
has to extract the pornographic material from the suspect’s device
(including your iPad, iPhone, Android or other smartphone/ tablet) and
distill from the images the internal data. From there, that data is analyzed
traced to determine how it came to be on the suspect’s device and
where it came from originally.
The data supplied from your device can determine where a suspect was (by
GPS or other global placement technology) when he or she viewed the illegal
pornographic images, when – down to the second – the images
were viewed, and how long those images were viewed. Obviously, all of
this is subject to hyper-technical analysis from experts which can involve
human error – and thus potentially catastrophic, life-changing,
and even life-imprisoning consequences for a suspect.
For that reason and a thousand more, it is vitally important that a suspect
hires an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer before he
or she speaks to or otherwise cooperates in an investigation where child
pornography or other internet crimes are alleged. At The Stone Law Firm,
LTD, our staff understands these difficult technological nuances, and
we are constantly being educated on such advancements their uses in court.
If you or someone you know is charged in Ohio state and/or federal court
with Child Pornography, internet crimes, or any other serious felony or
misdemeanor, contact The Stone Law Firm, LTD – conveniently located
in central Ohio at 840 South Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio.
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