Houston Child Pornography Attorney

Expert Child Pornography Lawyers in Houston

Houston Child Pornography LawyersChild pornography is a unique area of law that can be charged as both a state and federal crime. State and federal court procedures are vastly different. If you have been accused of child pornography, you need to hire an attorney who understands the nuances of both state and federal proceedings.  Defending against these charges can be difficult. It takes an exceptional knowledge of sex crimes and how both state and federal prosecutors prepare cases.

Attorney James Alston Has The Distinction Of Serving As Both A State And Federal Prosecutor

Child pornography is a unique area of law that can be charged as both a state and federal crime. State and federal court procedures are vastly different. If you have been accused of child pornography, you need to hire an attorney who understands the nuances of both state and federal proceedings. Defending against these charges can be difficult. It takes an exceptional knowledge of sex crimes and how both state and federal prosecutors prepare cases.

Texas Law Regarding Possession Or Promotion Of Child Pornography

Under Penal Code Sec. 43.26 (a) (1) a person may be charged with possession or promotion of child pornography if:

“the person knowingly or intentionally possesses, or knowingly or intentionally accesses with intent to view, visual material that visually depicts a child younger than 18 years of age at the time the image of the child was made who is engaging in sexual conduct, including a child who engages in sexual conduct as a victim of an offense under Section 20A.02 (a) (5), (6), (7) or (8);”

Possessing child pornography carries significant penalties and can be charged as a third-degree felony.  If it is a second or subsequent offense under this statute, the prosecutor may file it as a first- or second-degree felony depending on the circumstances.

Federal Child Pornography Charges

It is a violation of 18 USC § 2252A to knowingly mail, or transport, or ship child pornography using interstate or foreign commerce including by computer.  Under this statute, a person can be charged in federal court for possessing imaged that contain:

  • An obscene visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct
  • A visual depiction of an actual minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct

Without the help of a knowledgeable attorney familiar with the federal court system, you could face a minimum of 5 years in prison on a first-time offense for transporting child pornography across state lines.

Defending Child Pornography Accusations In State And Federal Court

No matter what the circumstances of your case, you need legal counsel for a child pornography charge. State and federal prosecutors have unlimited resources to build a case against you. Attorney James Alston knows how to defend child pornography charges. He spent eight years in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office prosecuting sex crimes.  After leaving the DA’s office, Mr. Alston went to work for the United States Attorney’s Office as a federal prosecutor. He understands what it takes to defeat charges for high stakes crimes such as child pornography. Contact James Alston Law today for a case evaluation. Get the right attorney by your side to protect your rights and defend your innocence.

Why You Need Attorney James Alston To Defend You

Not all attorneys are equal in experience in the issues surrounding child pornography. Houston Child Pornography Attorney James Alston has a background that could benefit you in defending against charges, including:

  • Eight years a Harris County Prosecutor, prosecuting child porn cases
  • High degree of experience in case development and presentation in both state and federal courts
  • Will work with you directly
  • Experience serving as a federal prosecutor
  • Board-certified in criminal law
  • Uses advanced investigatory techniques to reveal data that could exonerate his clients

Contact our skilled team of legal professionals to get started.