Child Pornography Attorney Serving Clients in Maryland

Having an experienced and hard-hitting defense lawyer on your side can change everything in a criminal case. For more information about a particular type of criminal charge, follow the links below. To schedule a consultation at the Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter, contact us by phone or e-mail.

Sex offenses

Being accused of a sex crime is a shattering experience, especially when the charges involve a child. The stigma and consequences, including sex offender registration, can last a lifetime.

Federal Internet child pornography

Distribution and possession of child pornography cases are often referred to federal prosecutors in cases involving a large number of images and, of course, the type of sexual activity which is actually depicted in those images. Depending on the number of images and their content, you could face a substantial federal prison sentence, lifetime supervised release, and a lifetime of reporting as a sex offender, even if you have no prior criminal record.

If you face child pornography charges at the state level, finding a criminal defense attorney who understands the appropriate legal defenses is essential to ensure the fullest protection of your rights and privacy.

Child abuse and child sexual abuse

In Maryland, child abuse usually involves acts such as striking a child on the face or beating a child. Child sexual abuse involves allegations of molestation, fondling or rape of a minor.

Solicitation and prostitution

If you have been accused of soliciting a prostitute, the damages to your reputation and your family relationships can be far more serious than any criminal penalties you face. If you are engaged in and have been charged with prostitution, I can certainly help you.

Sexual solicitation of a minor

Law enforcement agents often pose as minors in online chat rooms and forums such as Craigslist, seeking to discover Internet users who solicit minors. Were you entrapped in this way, leading to criminal charges of sexual solicitation of a "minor" who was actually a police investigator?

DUI and DWI defense

While the cost of fighting a DUI/DWI case may seem high, the cost of pleading guilty may be even higher. In addition to fines, jail time and a criminal record, you face suspension and/or revocation of your license by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).

Drug offenses

An offer of probation in a drug case may seem like a good deal at the time, but keep in mind that a criminal conviction is likely to haunt you for the rest of your life. It is worth your while to pursue a better outcome and aggressive advocacy may make this possible.

Handgun offenses

The consequences of a conviction for carrying or transporting a gun without a license can be very harmful no matter who you are or why you were carrying it. In certain circumstances it can lead to federal prosecution.

Traffic tickets and MVA hearings

Paying a traffic ticket is an admission of guilt, which can affect everything from your car insurance rates to your permission to drive. Before you decide to just pay a parking ticket, talk to an experienced traffic offense lawyer to learn more about potential consequences and your options for fighting the citation.

Initial consultations with an experienced Baltimore sexual abuse attorney or traffic violation defense lawyer are free at the Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter. Contact us by phone or e-mail regarding your traffic offense or more serious criminal matter.