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Mistakes to Avoid in Federal Child Porn Prosecution

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Dec 05, 2023

If you or a loved one is charged with possession, distribution, or production of child pornography at the federal level, you want to get a criminal defense attorney right away.

The first common mistake is that people do nothing.  They bury their hand in the sand and hope for the best.  Then they find themselves in a position where they're facing many years in federal prison, and they don't have a way out.  So, get an attorney right away.

My office is available.  Pick up the phone and ask for a meeting with Ron Hedding.  E will discuss your case with you and start moving to a solution to resolve your matter in the best possible way.

Minimum Sentence

The following common mistake is people don't take these cases seriously.  In my experience, on average, somebody who's charged with either possession or distribution of child pornography is facing 7 to 10 years minimum when it comes to these types of offenses.  

Of course, in the end, it's up to the judge how much time a person gets if they end up pleading guilty at the federal level for child pornography.  

But, if you claim guilty for distribution, you're facing a 5-year mandatory minimum.  It could be more time.  If you plead guilty to the production of child pornography, you would be facing a 15-year mandatory minimum.  That's another thing where people make a mistake – not realizing there are mandatory minimums when it comes to child pornography cases.

Case Mitigation

So, we've got to look at what happened in your case, what your exposure is, and what can be done to try to mitigate things or defeat the case altogether if you have a good argument or angle for a jury trial.  

Don't make the common mistake of not getting an attorney.  Don't make the common mistake of not taking your case seriously and realize that when it comes to child pornography, the prosecutors and judges take these cases very seriously, and the government has set up a situation where they're going to punish these cases probably the harshest of most federal cases that are filed.

Experienced Child Porn Defense

So, if you need the best, pick up the phone.  I've been doing this now for over 30 years.  I started out working for the prosecutors, then a superior court judge, and finally, in the early 1990s, I became a federal criminal defense attorney and have been defending people like you.

Federal Child Porn Defense Lawyer

The most important thing to do is be honest with your attorney.  If that's me, we're going to meet and go over all of the facts and details related to your case and start to develop a plan right from the beginning on what the best course of action is for you.

So, don't be left in the dark.  Don't make the common mistake of doing nothing and not getting all the information related to your case so you can start working on a solution.  That's why you hire somebody like me.  That's why you need the best to end up with the best possible result.

Pick up the phone now if you're charged with possession, distribution, or production of child pornography.  Ask for a meeting with Ron Hedding, and we will start the process of dealing with your matter in the best way possible.

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What Makes Ronald Hedding Uniquely Qualified To Represent You? I've been practicing criminal defense for almost 30 years and have handled thousands of cases, including all types of state and federal sex crime cases. All consultations are discreet and confidential.

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