Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law

80 Years Of Combined Trial Experience

Don’t Slack On A Strong Defense Against Child Pornography And Molestation Charges

If you have been accused of, or charged with child pornography or molestation, you are facing very determined law enforcement and prosecution. The penalties upon conviction are also very severe. Charges may be brought for production, distribution or mere possession of child pornography.

If the Internet or even mail across state lines is implicated, it may be federal prosecutors that bring charges. They have even greater expertise and financial power than state prosecutors. But the prosecution must prove that it was you who knowingly downloaded, viewed and/or saved the child porn and not someone else that had access to your computer.

Molestation And Child Pornography Defense

Charges of child molestation are unique in that children are easily manipulated. Juries are also very sympathetic toward them.

  • Parties in contentious divorce or custody proceedings have been known to encourage children to say the other parent “touched” them a certain way or otherwise imply molestation.
  • Child care workers, pastors, teachers, coaches and others are frequently falsely accused. Parents have even been known to target individuals for extortion by coaching children.
  • They may be coached by well-meaning social service and health care professionals, law enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys who want to make sure they obtain a conviction regardless of the truth.

On the other hand, those taking testimony from children are expected to follow accepted guidelines to avoid false testimony. Police or prosecutors who fail to adhere to these or are unaware of them, seriously damage their own case.

There Are Severe Penalties For Convictions

Both the state and federal governments take criminal charges involving sexual conduct with minors very seriously. If you are convicted of a criminal sexual offense involving a minor, you are looking for a minimum five-year prison sentence. Furthermore, under Megan’s Law, a person who is convicted of a sex crime will be required to register as a sex offender. This brand will follow you for life and can make it difficult to find employment, housing and have other negative impacts on your life. That is why it is important to retain experienced legal counsel.

Louisiana Child Molestation And Child Pornography Attorneys

Our attorneys at Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, have been actively involved in the criminal defense of sex crime cases for over 25 years. In fact, Mr. Damico has not only been involved in over 100 child pornography cases throughout various state and federal court jurisdictions in Louisiana; he has also been involved in the largest prosecution of child pornography in the history of the United States Justice Department. As a result of this experience, our lawyers are able to use their knowledge of the unique defenses available in these cases, as well as understand and utilize the services of computer forensic experts who are vital to the defense preparation.

We strive to provide zealous defense against sex crimes and internet crimes with the minimum of exposure. Our attorneys have backgrounds as prosecutors and know how to respond effectively to investigations and charges. We have 80 years of combined experience and are AV-Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale Hubbell’s peer-review rating system.

Get The Serious Defense You Deserve

With such serious charges as these, you need a high caliber of legal representation. You will find that here. We will handle your case with the determination it takes to get good results. Start today by calling 225-377-4964 or requesting a free consultation online.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.