Internet Exploitation of a Minor

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Aggressive Representation from a Knowledgeable Annapolis Child Internet Exploitation Attorney

Serious defense for people facing charges of online child exploitation in Maryland

Child exploitation cases – especially when they occur online – are often highly reported in the news, which can prove devastating to a defendant’s reputation and livelihood. (We can thank “To Catch a Predator” for that.) An acquittal or dropped charges are the best way to fight back against these serious accusations. My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I help child exploitation defendants assert their innocence and get their lives back. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, clients receive high-quality representation from an experienced Annapolis child exploitation defense attorney.

What is internet exploitation of a child?

Internet exploitation of a child involves using the internet to exploit a minor by distributing child pornography, offering sexual acts with a minor, or soliciting sexual acts with a minor. Maryland and federal child abuse laws include numerous types of these offenses:

  • Sexual solicitation of a minor. This law prohibits the solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes. The term “solicit” includes commanding, authorizing, requesting, and advising. A conviction carries a potential sentence of 10 years and a $25,000 fine.
  • Sale of minor. This law prohibits the sale of a minor for money or property. A conviction carries a potential punishment of five years and a $10,000 fine.
  • Human trafficking. There are numerous actions prohibited under this law, but it generally prohibits taking a person into a place of prostitution by force, fraud, threat, or coercion. For underage victims, this is a felony offense and the potential sentence is 25 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

The potential penalties for child exploitation cases are serious, and an effective defense requires representation from a knowledgeable Annapolis child exploitation defense attorney.

Comprehensive representation in state and federal courts

Internet child exploitation cases often include a federal investigation and possible federal charges. The US Code contains several provisions that fall under the category of child exploitation, and the Department of Justice aggressively pursues convictions in these cases. These law enforcement agents have access to the most advanced technologies and investigative techniques, making it challenging to assert a successful defense without representation from a skilled Annapolis child exploitation defense lawyer.

I have vast experience in the federal courts. The rules and procedures within these jurisdictions differ from those of Maryland state courts. Failure to abide by them can ruin your chances for a favorable outcome in the case. If you are facing federal child exploitation charges, I assist you with aggressive representation in the state and federal court systems.

Contact an experienced Annapolis child exploitation defense attorney

When you’re on the verge of losing everything, you want an experienced Annapolis defense attorney on your side. When you work with Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, that’s what you’re getting. If you are facing allegations of internet exploitation of a child, call my office today at 410-271-1892 or complete my contact form to schedule an initial consultation.

And remember: Keep Calm — and Call Drew.

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Our Testimonials

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I want to thank you for your representation of [our] case. You did a wonderful job in bringing the truth to the jury. You were magnificent in the court room. You gave us our day in court. Thank You.

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2016-10-17T12:54:27+00:00

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I want to thank you for your representation of [our] case. You did a wonderful job in bringing the truth to the jury. You were magnificent in the court room. You gave us our day in court. Thank You.

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We wanted to sincerely thank you for all you did to help [our child] through this difficult phase of his life. The additional time that you spent and your effort to take a personal interest in his welfare and progress was certainly far beyond what one would expect. We are most grateful and pleased with your professional services but let's hope we don't have to rely on them in the future.

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2016-10-17T12:53:57+00:00

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We wanted to sincerely thank you for all you did to help [our child] through this difficult phase of his life. The additional time that you spent and your effort to take a personal interest in his welfare and progress was certainly far beyond what one would expect. We are most grateful and pleased with your professional services but let's hope we don't have to rely on them in the future.

Client

This is a lawyer that cares about who you are and helping you through the situation. Dealing with such life impacting challenge can be overwhelming, yet Mr. Cochran treats you like family and takes his time to understand your case as well as how it is impacting you. He provides exceptional law support based upon his years of experience and knowledge. Mr. Cochran is someone that you want on your side.

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2017-03-24T14:01:06+00:00

Client

This is a lawyer that cares about who you are and helping you through the situation. Dealing with such life impacting challenge can be overwhelming, yet Mr. Cochran treats you like family and takes his time to understand your case as well as how it is impacting you. He provides exceptional law support based upon his years of experience and knowledge. Mr. Cochran is someone that you want on your side.

Client

Thank you for guiding me through this process. You were efficient and results oriented but also understanding of my bigger picture. I appreciate your patience in listening to my concerns. However, at the end of the day, results matter and you provided the best results for a very serious matter. I would recommend you to anyone facing a district court matter.

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2016-10-17T12:53:19+00:00

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Thank you for guiding me through this process. You were efficient and results oriented but also understanding of my bigger picture. I appreciate your patience in listening to my concerns. However, at the end of the day, results matter and you provided the best results for a very serious matter. I would recommend you to anyone facing a district court matter.

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The best lawyer I ever had or dealt with. Very easy to communicate and always able to speak to you without having you wait for days for an answer. Every time he has said something he will take care of that day he actually has done it and took care of it. 

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2016-10-02T18:41:06+00:00

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The best lawyer I ever had or dealt with. Very easy to communicate and always able to speak to you without having you wait for days for an answer. Every time he has said something he will take care of that day he actually has done it and took care of it. 
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