Top criminal lawyers know how easy it is for anyone using a peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing software to get snared in a federal criminal investigation, even if you had no criminal intention. A recent File-Sharing Programs report by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) revealed that juveniles and adults alike are at a very high risk of participating in federal crimes by using the p2p file sharing software and associated networks.
Reports have also revealed that while searching for celebrity names and cartoon characters, you may inadvertently download child porn onto your computer from the p2p file sharing network. If you view or download porn from the p2p file sharing network you have a very high risk of unknowingly viewing or downloading child porn, which is a federal crime. Viewing, receiving, possessing, distributing (sharing), trafficking, or making child porn carries extremely serious penalties, such as 30 years to a lifetime in a federal prison, lifetime sex offender registration, and of course the social stigma of being labeled as a child sex offender.
Criminal lawyers advise you to not use p2p file sharing software or networks, and especially do not view or download pornography from these file sharing networks. Doing so may expose you to child porn and before you know it federal agents will be knocking at your door. Even if you delete the files, criminal lawyers know that law enforcement can recover the files, the words you used while searching, preferences, and more activities done on the p2p file sharing software and network.
Amidst the global crackdown on child porn by special agents, Google is also building a new system to crackdown on child porn. It is clear, you must be very careful even when searching for porn on the internet, or you may also inadvertently view child porn and be subject of a federal criminal investigation. Take the advice of our criminal lawyers who fight Los Angeles sex crime cases everyday.
If you are charged with child porn, you will need the best criminal lawyers to defend you against federal agents and a ferocious prosecutor intent on sending you to prison. Child pornography cases require a sex crime defense lawyer who work with experts and investigators for your defense.