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Chicago Child Pornography Attorney

Facing Criminal Accusations? We Can Help!

In Illinois, it is illegal to make, sell, or distribute sexual or explicit images and other media of children under the age of 18. The state is harsh in doling out punishments for those convicted of child pornography crimes, sometimes resulting in decades in prison and costly fines. If you are being charged with a sexual offense like child pornography, contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney today.

Our lawyers at Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC have more than 20 years of trial-tested experience, and we have the legal skills necessary to represent your case. Whether you are facing a state or federal sex crime, our firm can defend you and ensure your rights are respected. “Pornography Video Part I”

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Child Pornography Laws in Illinois

Child pornography laws were established to protect children and act against any person involved in the creation or distribution of sexual imagery. The law also punishes anyone who allows children under their care to participate in child pornography, or to coerce children into participating. It is also illegal to knowingly and voluntarily possess child pornography. Child pornography is not limited to photographs, but may also include videos or any other media showing nude minor or minors participating in sexual acts. If the child involved is less than 13 years of age, the defendant may be charged with aggravated child pornography, and would face more severe penalties.

What is the Punishment for Child Pornography?

Sexual offenses, especially those committed against minors, are taken very seriously in Illinois. Because these penalties may be severe, it is crucial that you seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can defend your rights.

Those convicted of a child pornography crime may face the following consequences:

  • Felony charges
  • Substantial prison time
  • As much as $100,000 in fines
  • Lifelong registration as a sex offender in the state of Illinois
  • Probation
  • Community service

These penalties may vary depending on the circumstances of each crime, such as whether or not the accused is a repeat offender, or whether the accused was only in possession of child pornography or was creating and distributing. The court will consider these factors, as well as others, before deciding on a punishment.

Know Your Rights, Contact our Chicago Child Pornography Lawyers

At Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC, we understand the weight of your charges, and we are dedicated to ensuring each of our clients is fairly and aggressively represented to the very best of our abilities. We offer honest, nonjudgmental legal counsel in order to work with our clients and create a plan that works best for their situation and needs. We are not afraid of the tough cases, and our Chicago sex offense lawyers will stand beside you and defend your case in court when the circumstances require it.

Contact Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC to request a case consultation.

OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE VICTORIES

  • Dropped All Charges after Motion USA v. Client O

    USA v. Client O - After a complex investigation into child pornography on the internet, federal agents obtained a search warrant to search O’s home and work computers. A forensic review of the devises seized revealed child pornography and O was charged with Possession and distribution of child pornography and altering a hard drive to obstructed the investigation. Mr. Pissetzky and his team used their own forensic expert to examine the computers and discovered that the Agent lied in his affidavit for the search warrants. After filing a motion to suppress the warrant, the government conceded and dropped all child pornography charges. O pled guilty to obstructing the investigation and received a sentence well below the guidelines.

  • Not Guilty Wrongfully Accused of Murder and Attempted Murder: Not Guilty
    MH had been wrongfully accused of murder and attempted murder. Mr. Pissetzky tried to explain to the State’s Attorneys that they had the wrong man, but it fell on deaf ears. Mr. Pissetzky then demanded trial , and after a week of relentless cross-examination, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges – NOT GUILTY of murder and NOT GUILTY of attempt murder – in less then two hours!!
  • Sentence Reduced Pissetzky Saves Defendant from Crack-Cocaine Drug Conspiracy and Other Drug Charges
    (USA v. SO (2010)) – In 2008, the DEA arrested SO for taking part in a large crack cocaine drug conspiracy. At the preliminary hearing, Mr. Pissetzky was able to demonstrate that SO was not involved in the overall conspiracy, and eventually SO was indicted on only two drug transactions he allegedly conducted. During plea negotiations, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the government to dismiss the actual drug charges, and SO pled guilty to a much lesser charge. SO was originally facing over 10 years in prison. At the sentencing hearing before Judge Zagel, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the Judge to sentence SO to time served (roughly 24 months).
  • Not Guilty Marijuana Trafficking Not Guilty
    People v. BR – NOT GUILTY verdict by a jury. BR was charged with Marijuana Trafficking over 1100LB. Mr. Pissetzky and another attorney tried the case to a jury. After a three day trial, the jury deliberated for less then two hours finding BR Not Guilty.
  • Not Guilty People v. GE
    Finding of Not Guilty! GE was charged with possession with intent to deliver a kilogram of heroine, a class X felony carrying a minimum of 15 years in prison. At trial, Mr. Pissetzky proved that the prosecutor did not have sufficient evidence to show that GE ever possessed the drugs.
  • Dismissed USA v. DD
    DD was charged with selling narcotics and was charged in Federal court in Chicago. Mr. Pissetzky was able to present to the prosecutor enough evidence to convince the prosecutor to dismiss all charges against DD.
  • Dismissed People v. AH
    AH was charged with possessions with intent to distribute a large amount of cocaine. Mr. Pissetzky litigation skills led to the dismissal of all charges against AH.
  • Case Dismissed Motion Granted, Case Dismissed
    People v. RMC – Chicago police officers received information that a 2 kilo cocaine deal was going to happen in a garage. They set up surveillance and saw RMC pull into the garage in car. When he walked out of the garage, the Chicago police officers arrested him. While the officers searched the garage and car, they found 2 kilos of cocaine in the car. Mr. Pissetzky and another attorney filed a Motion to Suppress the Arrest and Quash the evidence. After a highly contested hearing, the judge held that the Chicago Police officers violated RMC’s Constitutional rights under the 4th Amendment, and Granted the Motion. The prosecutor had no choice but to dismiss all charges against RMC.
  • Case Dimissed Motion to Suppress Heroin Granted
    People v. AP – After Chicago Police officers walked up to AP after he parked his car, they searched him and the car and found about 1/2 a kilo of Heroin. AP was arrested and charged with a Class X felony. Mr. Pissetzky and Mr. De Leon filed a Motion to Suppress Heroin and Quash AP’s arrest. During the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky proved to the judge that the officers lied and that they violated AP’s Fourth Amendment Rights. The judge granted the motion and the State’s Attorney had no choice but to dismiss the case.
  • Case Dismissed Motion Granted Case Dismissed
    People v. RW – RW was charged with a Class X Felony of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana. Chicago Police Officers stopped RW after they saw him place 2 large UPS boxes in the trunk of his car. The officers believed that the boxes contained marijuana. After the stop, the officers searched the car and recovered the boxes. The boxes in fact contained a large amount of marijuana. Mr. Gal Pissetzky, along with co-counsel, filed a Motion to Quash Arrest and Suppress Evidence claiming that RW was illegally stopped and searched. During the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky cross examined the Chicago Police officers and proved to the judge that the officers acted illegally and violated RW’s Constitutional Rights under the Fourth Amendment. The judge granted the Motion and all charges against RW were dismissed.

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