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Not Guilty Verdict in Child Pornography Charges

 Posted on April 10, 2012 in Child Pornography

Recently, I represented a defendant on charges of possession of child pornography charges.  After a three day trial, a jury in Kane County delivered a verdict of Not Guilty on all charges.  Even though my client reportedly admitted to the police that  illegal images were on his computer, and a search resulted in images being found on a computer under his sole control, I convinced the jury that the evidence was still insufficient for a guilty finding.   By obtaining a not guilty verdict, my client avoided possible punishment of up to five years in prison and a life long obligation that he registed as a sex offender.

Computer Crimes are being charged much more often and often times law enforcement has difficulty in proving knowledge and intent when it comes to alleged images on a computer.  In my  practice I carefully analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case, and require them to prove beyond a resaonable doubt the criminal charges

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