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 allegations.
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 Eyer Stone, 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 Eyer Stone, LTD – conveniently located in central Ohio at 840 South Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio.
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