If you have been accused of possessing or distributing child pornography, a skilled attorney can be crucial to the defense of your case. Penalties for possessing and/or distribution child pornography are steep and carry fines and prison sentences. Before taking other action, by contacting a Scott Depot attorney, you can potentially minimize any further risk to you.
Viewing, possessing, distributing or creating child pornography is illegal under both state and federal law. Child pornography is anything that depicts a person under 18 years old engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Child pornography can include pictures, videos and online content.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:
Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.
Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.