Aggressive Advocacy from an Experienced Annapolis Child Pornography Defense Attorney

Fighting to uphold your rights when you’re facing state or federal charges

The legal system is very protective of children, and the penalties for being convicted of a crime against a child are severe. One of the most serious charges is child pornography. The consequences of a child pornography conviction are wide reaching. Not only could you lose your freedom, but your reputation and future aspirations can also take a huge hit.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I pride myself on providing my clients in Maryland with aggressive representation. If you are facing allegations related to child pornography, contact Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, for comprehensive representation from a knowledgeable Annapolis child pornography defense attorney.

What are the potential child pornography charges in Maryland?

Child pornography charges are particularly challenging. You are not only facing severe penalties, but the public nature of these cases can significantly damage your reputation. The Maryland statute defines child pornography in the following ways:

  • Knowingly causing a minor to participate in the production of obscene material or sexual conduct. A conviction of the felony offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
  • Possessing, with the intent to distribute, depictions of a minor engaging in obscene actions or sexual conduct. This is also a felony charge, with a potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
  • Possessing depictions of a minor engaging in obscene actions or sexual conduct. The penalties for a conviction are handed down for each count. This means that each individual picture or recording can result in a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Subsequent convictions carry a three-year jail sentence.

In addition to incarceration and fines, a convicted individual must also register as a sex offender with the state. The seriousness of a child pornography charge requires assistance from an experienced Annapolis child pornography defense attorney.

Advocating for your rights in federal courts

Child pornography investigations are extremely detailed. Law enforcement agencies may seize all of your electronic devices and search them for evidence. Sometimes, they uncover information that suggests interstate transport of illegal images or files. When this occurs, federal law enforcement agents may become involved and file federal charges in the case. Federal child pornography prohibitions include the sexual exploitation of children and the importation of child pornography into the country.

A skilled Annapolis criminal defense lawyer defends you against state and federal charges. The rules and procedures of federal court differ from those at the state level. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I have successfully defended clients against serious state and federal charges. I will stand with you through every step of your case, from case preparation and negotiation to hearings and arraignments.

Contact the office as soon as possible to secure representation in your Annapolis child pornography case

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, we don’t shy away from the toughest criminal defense cases found in Annapolis or throughout Maryland. Every case deserves a vigorous defense, so I make sure I’m available to you whenever you need me. If you are facing child pornography allegations, call my office today at 410-271-1892 or complete my contact form.

And remember: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.