Charged With Child Pornography? Contact Attorney Steven Thayer.
Child pornography cases are being aggressively prosecuted in Southwest Washington in both State and Federal courts. Penalties are severe and often excessive.
The child pornography defense lawyer at the Vancouver law firm of Steven W. Thayer, P.S., has over four decades of success, which will be applied to your case. Call the firm 24 hours a day at 360-450-0872 or contact the firm online.
Evaluating The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Your Case To Build A Strong Defense
Specialized knowledge and experience are required to evaluate and defend these cases. For example, recent developments in Fourth Amendment Law have limited the government’s ability to obtain search warrants and lawfully seize evidence necessary to prosecute these cases. See Comprehensive Drug Testing vs. United States, 621 F. 3rd 1162 (9th Cir 2010) (Revised en banc).
Our courts have now recognized additional privacy protections are required to safeguard against the indiscriminate invasion of stored data. So, even if a warrant has been issued in these cases it may not pass constitutional scrutiny, especially in state court cases where the legality of the search must be analyzed on state grounds per §1, section 7 of the Washington State Constitution.
Assuming that the government can prove its case, then the goal is to minimize the impact for the client at sentencing. Recent Federal case law has rejected automatic adherence to the sentencing guidelines in child pornography cases on policy grounds as unjustifiably harsh. See United States vs. Henderson, 649F. 3rd 955 (9th Cir 2011). This emerging trend, combined with recent research showing that recidivism rates for child pornography offenders as a population are extremely low, have combined to ameliorate the sentencing consequences in these cases.
Child Pornography Charges Are Serious. Get Serious About Your Defense. Call Us Today.
If you have been charged with any nature of child porn charges in the state of Washington, make sure you go to court equipped with experienced and proven legal support from an accomplished defense attorney. The law firm of Steven W. Thayer, P.S., applies over four decades of success to your case. Call the firm 24 hours a day at 360-450-0872 or contact the firm online.