Board Certified Dallas Child Pornography Defense Lawyer & Internet Solicitation Of A Child Attorney
Child pornography charges may be based on suspected possession, distribution, production or promotion of any material showing minors in sex situations. Many charges are the result of sting operations, where police lurk in Internet sites and then identify individuals who may have visited. They seize your computer and examine the hard drives for any suspicious material.
Former felony prosecutor Sally Goodman more than matches the high-tech nature of the investigation. She examines the evidence, hears what witnesses have to say and speaks with them herself, and when necessary brings in forensic authorities to help identify holes in the state’s case. In many cases the evidence is of a circumstantial nature. Pictures were found on the drive, but who had access to the computer? Might the condemning images or videos have been planted on the PC? Is there any suggestion of police entrapment?
Sally Goodman represents two things. She represents you and wants to minimize the pain this accusation has already caused in your life. But she represents everyone who objects to invasions of privacy that threaten everyone’s freedoms.
Punishment of Internet Solicitation of a Minor and Child Pornography Possession
Online Solicitation of a Minor Texas Penal Code § 33.021
A person who is 17 years or older has committed this offense if using the Internet, electronic mail, text message, or other electronic message system, knowingly solicits a minor to meet another person, including themselves, with the intent to engage in sexual conduct or contact with that minor, or communicates in a sexually explicit manner or distributes sexually explicit material to a minor.
This offense is a felony of the third degree, unless the minor is younger than 14 years of age, then the offense is a second degree felony.
Possession of Child Pornography Texas Penal Code § 43.26
This offense has been committed if a person knowingly or intentionally possesses, or accesses with intent to view visual material that visually depicts a child younger than 18 years of age at the time of the creation of the imagery engaging in sexual conduct.
This is a felony of the third degree unless the person has been previously convicted of the the offense. If they have been convicted one time previously, then it is a felony of the second degree. If they have been convicted two or more times previously, it considered a first degree felony.