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Child Pornography - Cugelman & Eisen

With the rise of the Internet, the volume and accessibility of child pornography has increased exponentially. Child pornography is any material that portrays children unclothed with focus on the genitalia, engaged in poses or positions of a sexual nature, or involved in sexual activity. Under Canadian law, it is illegal to possess, produce, or distribute child porn. In Ontario, the possession of child pornography is a very serious charge that carries with it very serious consequences. Anyone who is under investigation for child pornography should enlist the help of an experienced criminal lawyer to defend against these charges.

Legal Considerations Involved in Child Pornography Charges

Child pornography activities are prosecuted vigorously, and if convicted there are mandatory minimum jail sentences which follow. Additionally, a conviction involves mandatory registration on the sex offender registry, and can irrevocably damage future opportunities for employment, education, travel, the ability to move about freely in the community, and housing, not to mention your reputation.

The stakes are high, and if you are facing these types of charges you need the services of a criminal lawyer to protect your rights and seek the best possible outcome given your unique case. It is unwise to face such serious charges on your own. The average citizen does not have the necessary knowledge of this complex area of law, nor familiarity with the operation of the criminal justice system, to be capable of mounting an effective defence. More than one innocent person has been found guilty of a serious crime because they thought they could defend themselves without the assistance of legal counsel. A qualified, competent criminal lawyer will understand the law as it applies in your case, and will work on your behalf to formulate and present the strongest possible defence. Your lawyer may be able to challenge the evidence against you (for example, if it was obtained through unlawful police procedures); if vital evidence can be excluded, your lawyer may be able to have the charges against you dismissed. If your case proceeds to trial, your lawyer will fight for you in court employing the most effective strategy for achieving an acquittal.

The stakes are extremely serious. A good criminal defence lawyer will place you in the best possible position to obtain a favourable outcome in dealing with these charges. Take the time to find a criminal defence lawyer who has handled cases similar to yours. Child pornography charges can turn your life upside down. Your lawyer will be your most important ally as you fight to regain control of your future.

Cugelman & Eisen: Barrie Criminal Lawyers Who Will Fight For You

The legal team at Cugelman & Eisen has more than 60 years of combined experience in criminal defence, having prepared and argued cases successfully at all levels of the Ontario court system. They have built their practice on hard work, clear communication with clients, and an unwavering dedication to excellence in the field of criminal defence; today, Cugelman & Eisen is one of the most highly regarded law firms in the Barrie area. They work in all areas of criminal defence and handle all types of cases, including impaired driving, domestic and sexual assault, property offences, and more. Bernard Cugelman and Mitchell Eisen stay abreast of the latest developments in Canadian criminal law, which allows them to provide the most effective defence for every client. They can assist you through every phase of your criminal case, from police investigations, bail, and pre-trial hearings to trials, plea negotiations, and appeals. The law offices of Cugelman & Eisen are located at 89 Collier St. Suite 100, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1H2, or they can be reached by calling (866) 715-9413.