Federal child pornography charges are absolutely serious and the punishments parallel in severity. One of the most common upfront questions we receive from clients that are being investigated or charged with possession is how serious those charges are and what they should expect. We’ve compiled many other questions on child pornography as well to help offer some initial information to supplement any questions you may have after you call our criminal defense attorneys at Cofer Luster Law Firm, P.C. at 682-777-3336. Once you call our office, we can begin investigating your case and preparing your defense against child pornography charges.
Also, we’ve provided a clear process on what to do if you’re under investigations for child pornography that you should be sure to follow to the letter.
Why having a strong criminal defense against child pornography charges is a MUST
Recently, in the case of Travis Fulton, a former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter was indicted on multiple child pornography charges by a federal grand jury. The charges include possession of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child. According to the New York Post, Travis could be facing up to 70 years in federal prison.
There is report that charging document states that the MMA veteran was attempting to get a minor under the age of 18 to “engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct” with a Canon PowerShot camera. This allegedly was on or around November of 2020.
He also is alleged to possess or attempted to possess child pornography, including depiction of a minor under 12 years old on a USB drive that was also shipped over state lines between November 2018 and November 2020. By possessing or attempting to possess visual depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, more specifically of a minor under the age of 12 across state lines makes this a federal crime.
According to the Globe Gazette, his hearing has been waived to a later date.
What you should know about child pornography charges
A few things to note about child pornography charges that can prevent you from being blind-sided.
- Multiple charges: It’s easy to see that multiple charges can be made on even a single offense. Federal prosecutors will always go for the maximum charges for which they believe they can get a conviction.
- Child porn charges can be state crimes as well: Child porn charges can also be applied on a state level and the possible state punishments for such charges can be severe, particularly in the state of Texas.
Get an experienced child porn defense lawyer
If you or someone in your family faces a charge involving child pornography, you must take that seriously by seeking the best criminal defense lawyer you can find in Texas. Located in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, Cofer Luster Law Firm, P.C. can provide a strong legal defense against child pornography charges against even the best of prosecutors.
For a knowledgeable, skilled and experienced child porn defense lawyer to protect your legal rights, contact Cofer Luster Law Firm, P.C. to arrange a consultation for your case.