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Accused of child porn? Defend yourself in Maryland

Federal Internet child porn charges can be some of the most difficult to deal with. Depending on your situation and the ages of children involved in your case, you could be facing a federal prison sentence or other serious fines and penalties. That doesn't even begin to describe the damage to your reputation or to the ones you love. Even baseless accusations can cause serious ripples in your life, from losing work to losing the faith of friends and family members.

Federal sentencing guidelines are no longer mandatory in child pornography cases, so there is no minimum amount of time you'll be forced to spend in prison. For you, this is good, since you have a better chance of defending yourself and getting out of the situation without any time in prison or jail. Federal judges do still consider the guidelines when writing a sentence, though, so knowing how to defend yourself to reduce the risk of a conviction is your best bet.

Because your case is held at the federal level, you could be facing higher-than-normal sentencing guidelines. On top of that, even if you're free, you could face life on a sex offender list or a lifetime of supervision. With so many variables at the federal level, it's important that your case is reviewed to be sure you've only been accused in a case based on legal evidence and legal searches.

If it's discovered that the law enforcement agency or inspectors broke the law when looking through your computer or didn't have a warrant, you may be able to get the evidence thrown out and the case dismissed. Please view our website for more about what you can do to protect yourself in a child pornography case.

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