Possession of Child Pornographic Material

An accusation of the possession of child pornography demands immediate action. You’ll need to retain a highly skilled trial attorney if you’re facing charges of possession, distribution or production of sexually explicit material depicting a minor.

Emily Detoto, a Board Certified® Criminal-Law Attorney, has represented defendants with cases set for criminal court since 1996. We have the experience you’ll need in your corner. Call us at 713-227-2244 to schedule a free confidential consultation about your situation.

Don’t give any statements or discuss the charges with any law enforcement officer until you’ve hired competent counsel to represent and defend you.

Texas Law & Child Pornography Cases

All sex crimes are serious matters, but accusations that allege improper sexual conduct involving a minor are especially grave. These defendants are viewed as worse than murderers by the court-system and society alike, in spite of old-fashioned legal and moral standards such as the presumption of innocence.

Whether you’re guilty or not, if you’re perceived to have hurt a minor, you’ll have a fight on your hands.

Per Texas law, a minor is any child younger than 18 years of age. In order to be found guilty of possession of child pornography it must be proven that defendant knew the child was under the age of 18 at the time the visual material was photographed or distributed.

Texas Penal Code Ann. § 43.26(a) classifies child pornography as a third degree felony.

Child pornography is defined as

  • (1) knowingly or intentionally possessing visual material that depicts a child younger than 18 years of age at the time the picture was made engaging in sexual conduct; and
  • (2) the person knows the material shows a child under age 18.

Possession is defined in the Texas Penal Code as “actual care, custody, control or management.”  This definition is broad. It includes computer photographs and images shared via the internet and peer-to-peer networks.

Search Warrants & Sex Crime Task Force

Investigations conducted by police are handled by specialized task forces and highly trained officers who know what to look for when attempting to create a solid case for the District Attorney’s office.

Their job is to find the evidence the DA needs for a search warrant and/or for the composition of a solid case against the defendant.

Once a search warrant is obtained, a home or other premise can be investigated. Property like photos, internet devices, computers, and smart phones may be seized, analyzed, and used against you. The thoroughness of the surveillance and investigation by law enforcement can make child pornography cases tricky to defend for lawyers with limited experience in this arena. If you’re in a difficult situation like this, Attorney Emily Detoto is ready to help you. The phone number to our office is 713-227-2244.

Texas Attorney for Child Pornography Cases

Emily Detoto, Texas Warrior Lawyer

Attorney Emily Detoto has years of experience in state and federal court and has served as the main chair on a number of cases which garnered media attention. Our legal team is ready to defend you against allegations of the possession or distribution of child pornography whether it occurred in the physical world or over the internet.

Consider the advantages of a female attorney when facing sex crime charges. As a sole practitioner since 1996, I’ve been aggressively and passionately defending individuals in Houston and the surrounding area against a wide range of criminal offenses, including sex crimes and child pornography accusations.

Call The Law Office of Emily Detoto at 713-227-2244 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your Texas child porn charges. All communications are 100% confidential.

Houston Possession of Child Pornography Lawyer

The Law Office of Emily Detoto