Am I Going to Prison if Convicted of Possession of Child Pornography?

Posted by William Bly | Apr 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

 

I do quite a number of cases involving child pornography. Most of the time, it involves possession of child pornography, and, of course, ironically, the people who've been charged with possession of child pornography generally have no criminal record. So, this is the first time they've found themselves in my office and facing the potential of prison time, and it's a very frightening experience, and, invariably, everyone wants to know, “If I were to be convicted, am I facing prison time,” and the answer is, “It depends,” and the reason it depends is is it going to stay on the state side or is it going to go on the federal side? For someone who has no prior convictions, no history, on the federal side, they're facing a maximum of ten years. The reality is, depending on the number of images or videos and how long they've been doing this, the number of victims involved, is going toreally change that calculation on the federal side. It's always best that this stay on the state side, and on the state side you might be facing, again, depending on the number of images, a very short jail sentence in the county jail or just probation or potentially having this charge reduced. So, again, it will depend on whether we are in federal court or, if we're lucky, it stays in state court.

About the Author

William Bly

William T. Bly, Esq. is a graduate of Rutgers College where he majored in Political Science with a minor in U.S. History. Attorney Bly attended and graduated the University of Maine School of Law. During his time in law school, Attorney Bly focused on criminal defense.

Comments

There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

WTB Law

Here at WTB Law, we provide professional and aggressive criminal defense representation that exceeds the expectations of our clients and secures their freedom and their future.

Contact Us Today

What distinguishes our firm from the numerous law firms throughout the state is that we genuinely care about the well-being of our clients. Because Attorney Bly is a sole practitioner, every client receives hands-on and personalized attention from Attorney Bly and our staff throughout the entirety of their case.

50 Adams Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 571-8146
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 08:00am - 05:00pm

Menu