Consequences of Possessing Child Porn in Maryland

Few serious criminal charges and convictions carry the severe consequences and social stigma as possession of child pornography. Prison sentences and fines are only the beginning. The seemingly never-ending penalties may also involve lifetime registration as a sex offender. No longer can you move to a new area without notification and objections from area residents.

I am criminal law attorney Charles L. Waechter, a nationally recognized litigator for my achievements in the area of criminal defense in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. At my law office, I provide aggressive representation for Maryland residents facing serious charges of child pornography possession. Bringing more than 30 years of experience, I know the future my clients face and fight to protect their rights, pursue the best outcome and minimize the consequences.

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Even without a criminal record, a conviction of child pornography charges is devastating to your personal life and career. The number of images, type of pictures and the ages of the children are factored into the charges and sentencing guidelines. Maximum penalties for a possession conviction in Maryland state court or federal court is 20 years in prison. Upon your release, the "sentence" continues for the long-term or permanently with supervision and sex offender registration.

My job is to negotiate a downward departure or variance from federal sentencing guidelines. After getting the information necessary to move forward, I candidly communicate the best strategies in resolving your legal problem. Many cases can be successfully litigated. Others require immediate treatment and counseling coupled with cooperation with prosecutors. Admitting to a problem that led to the criminal charges can go a long way in resolving the case in your favor.

Contact an Experienced Child Pornography Defense Lawyer

If you face charges of possessing child pornography, contact me, criminal defense attorney Charles L. Waechter, to schedule a free initial consultation at your earliest convenience.