Federal Sex Crimes – Child Pornography

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Utah Federal Sex Crimes Defense

Sometimes, even good people find themselves caught in an unthinkable situation. When that happens, you may feel as though you have nowhere to turn. Being charged with a federal sex crime is a very serious situation and it’s important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at your side, to help you navigate the ins and outs of state and federal charges.

Has This Happened to You?

One evening, there was a knock on your door. Enforcement officers from either the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) or the FBI stood on your porch demanding access to your computers. They searched your home, left with your computers, gave you a business card, and told you to expect child pornography charges to be filed against you.

If this has happened to you, you might be feeling alone or afraid. You might wonder how these serious charges could affect your life, or whether anyone is willing to help you. Even though you may feel paralyzed with fear and confusion, this is a time for quick and decisive action. You need an advocate, someone who will stand with you and help you navigate the many confusing choices you now face.

What Happens Next?

Each situation is unique, and dependent upon a number of factors. Internet crimes and child pornography crimes can sometimes be prosecuted twice, once on a state level, and another in federal courts. If charges were brought by ICAC, they are more likely to be state charges, while the FBI is more likely to level federal charges. Accusations of distribution often come with federal charges as well. Federal charges are generally more serious, and call for more incarceration time. It is crucial to have an ally who is familiar with the differences in charges and can approach each court effectively.

Finding an Ally in Northern Utah

Know that there is hope. In Salt Lake City, you can find an advocate in Rasmussen and Miner. Our experienced, compassionate attorneys understand that everyone needs help sometimes. We know that most people charged with child pornography crimes have never been found guilty of any sex crimes before. Rest assured, your circumstances will be held in the closest confidence and you will be treated with respect and dignity. Our legal team will explore every avenue to build an objective, fact-based case on your behalf, and negotiate the best possible outcome for you. You need to get on with your life and put the past behind you. Contact Rasmussen and Miner today if you need an experienced Utah sex crimes defense lawyer.

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