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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 15 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.

Call our firm today at (312) 883-9466 to get started on your case.

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.

Consequences of a Child Pornography Conviction

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 Defense Attorney

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

  • CASE DISMISSED CASE DISMISSED AFTER STATE REFUSES TO COOPERATE
    People v. IP (2014) Mr. IP was arrested for possession of a large amount of a controlled substance after Chicago police executed a search warrant. Arguing that the information in the search warrant was fabricated, Mr. Pissetzky filed a Motion to Produce Informant. Against the odds, the judge granted the motion and ordered the State to produce the informant. When the State failed to do so, the judge dismissed the case.
  • Sentenced Reduced Heroin Conspiracy
    USA v. DA – 2011 – Mr. DA was charged in one the biggest Heroin busts in Chicago. DA was facing a mandatory life sentence under the Federal Rules because he was a repeat offender. After long negotiations, Mr. Pissetzky was able to demonstrate that DA was not part of the conspiracy and convinced the judge to sentence DA to only 37 months. All other charges were dropped.
  • 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.
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty: possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver
    People v. JB – 2011 – Mr. JB was charged with 3 other co-defendants with possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver. Although the State’s attorney made a very low offer for a plea, Mr. Pissetzky advised JB to proceed to trail. During a bench trial, Mr. Pissetzky proved to the judge that JB did not have any knowledge of the drugs that were recovered from the car of the co-defendant. Although the police testified that they saw the drug transaction, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the judge that the state did not prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. The judge found JB NOT GUILTY on all charges.
  • Not Guilty on All Counts People v. AB
    AB was charged with child pornography, criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault. Although the State made several offers on the case, Mr.Pissetzky and another attorney demanded trial. At trial, Mr. Pissetzky cross-examined the State’s witnesses and proved that AB did not know that the victim was under 18 years of age. After listening to the evidence, the judge found AB NOT GUILTY on all counts.
  • 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 People v. ARP
    ARP was charged with a Class X felony of Possession with Intent to Distribute cocaine . After careful review of the police reports, Mr. Pissetzky filed a motion to quash and suppress evidence. At the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky proved to the judge that that the Cook County Sheriff that stopped ARP search ARP’s car illegally. The judge Granted the motion to quash and suppress and the case against ARP was Dismissed.
  • Not Guilty People v. FR
    FR was charged with predatory criminal assault, and 4 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. During a week long jury trial, Mr. Pissetzky exposed the alleged minor “victim” as a liar. In addition, Mr. Pissetzky call witnesses to testify to the true nature of the “victim”. After grueling cross-examinations, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all charges.
  • Not Guilty People v. H
    People v. H- H was charged with the first degree murder of 3 people. The prosecutor had two witnesses that claimed they were with H when he committed the murders. After receiving the discovery from the prosecutor, Mr. Pissetzky and his team conducted their own investigation and uncovered that someone else committed the murders. At trial, Mr. Pissetzky cross examined the prosecutions witnesses and exposed their lies. After the prosecution rested their case, Mr. Pissetzky moved the court to dismiss all charges and find H not guilty. The Judge agreed with Mr. Pissetzky and found H Not Guilty of all charges dismissing the case.
  • Not Guilty People v. RT
    RT was charged with Possession with intent to deliver half a kilogram of Heroin. RT was facing a Class X Felony. Chicago police officers executed a search warrant at his home where they seized the Heroin. Mr. Pissetzky demonstrated to the judge during cross examination that RT did not have the required knowledge that the Heroin was at the home. The judge found RT Not Guilty.

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