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The Government's Approach To Illegal Pornography Cases

Government & Illegal Pornography

Sex Crimes Defense Attorney Serving Quincy, Boston, Canton, MA

The law firm of Sweeney & Associates, LLC has a strong reputation for aggressively fighting illegal pornography charges faced by our clients. These charges must be analyzed carefully and addressed effectively throughout the life cycle of a case. Understanding the prosecution's approach to these matters is absolutely essential.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime involving child pornography, talk to us before you say anything to the police. We offer a free, confidential consultation. We do not judge; we take action.

The Government Making Examples

The prosecution has no sympathy nor any desire to cut you a break if you are charged with a crime involving child pornography. The only person fighting for you in and out of the courtroom will be your attorney, which is why hiring an experienced, zealous advocate can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Depending on the charges (possession of child pornography, production of child pornography or distribution of child pornography), as well as the type and amount of material you are accused of possessing, you may be charged in a district or superior court in Massachusetts, or your case could be brought directly into federal court.

When Does A Case Go To Federal Court?

Some cases may start out in district court, but then the federal government will take over the case. The federal government often takes over cases that involve:

  • Hundreds or thousands of images,
  • Images that depict sadomasochistic violence against children,
  • Images of children that the government has not seen before,
  • Images of children the government believes are currently being abused,
  • Images depicting very young children,
  • Large networks of people throughout the United States who are distributing and downloading child pornography and discussing in chat rooms their desires to engage in sex acts with children

At Sweeney and Associates, LLC, our Boston criminal defense lawyers know that while our main goal is always to keep you from being convicted, we are also very well aware of the stigma associated with these kinds of charges and the collateral consequences, including having to register as a sex offender if you are convicted.

A History Of Success In Tough Cases

Our firm has been successful in getting numerous prosecutors to reduce the charges pending against our clients. This often allows our clients to avoid a prison sentence and may also avoid the requirement to register as a sex offender.

While we cannot promise any outcome, we will certainly work hard to obtain the best outcome possible based on the facts involved in your case. 


Contact Sweeney and Associates, LLC to learn more. Proudly serving Quincy, Boston, Canton, Dedham, and the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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