Sexual Exploitation in Johnson County

Sexual Exploitation of a Child is the formal charge for allegations related to possessing images of minors engaged in sex acts, commonly referred to as child pornography.  If you have been charged with sexual exploitation of a child you are likely feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of criminal litigation and the related stigma attached. Connect to a qualified Johnson County sexual exploitation attorney to secure assistance for your defense.

Being Investigated for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

If you are being investigated by police for sexual exploitation of a child (or another sex crime), it’s important that you get in touch with an attorney to discuss your rights under Kansas law.  A key role of legal counsel is to guide you through a confusing time and give you step by step advice. The investigation is a critical time for any sexual exploitation case. During the investigation, you’ll want to identify evidence relevant to your defense and prepare for the possibility of formal charges being brought against you.

Penalties for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Those convicted of sexual exploitation of a child are subject to extremely strict penalties.  The crime carries the possibility of imprisonment from 55 months to 136 months depending upon criminal history and the allegations made in the case. Additionally, your information will be placed on the sex offender registry, and your record cannot be expunged after a conviction. This will have a permanent negative effect on where you live, work, and your community interaction.

Defenses to a Sexual Exploitation Charge

Because almost all of these charges arise from digital possession of images or videos, sexual exploitation of a child defenses focus on the technical aspects of the case.  This includes the storage and transmission of data, and what that means in light of streaming content and the internet. There are a number of potential defenses, and it is important to have an attorney that knows which direction to take.

I guide clients through the process of developing a case strategy that includes defense and mitigation.  Depending on the case, we may want to share information with the prosecution and collaborate more closely with them to get the case dismissed.  In some cases, however, it will benefit you to remain distant and more adversarial to fight the charges. Regardless, I work with my clients to take a comprehensive approach, making sure to put forth a solid defense given the facts.

Contact an Experienced Johnson County Sexual Exploitation Attorney for a Free Consultation

If you are currently facing sexual exploitation charges in Kansas, then it’s absolutely critical that you contact a Johnson County sexual exploitation attorney as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation of your case and what steps you can take to minimize or avoid liability. I’m Jerry Merrill, a criminal defense attorney in Johnson County with years of experience handling serious felony cases.  I have dedicated my career to the practice of criminal law, and have experience working all sides as a former prosecutor, occasional judge, and defense attorney .

I believe that effective advocacy is premised on the provision of individualized legal representation.  I work hard to keep clients engaged and informed about their case throughout the entire process. I provide my personal phone number to clients and am available throughout the day-and-night to answer calls and texts.

Prosecution of a sexual exploitation charge can lead to fundamentally life-changing negative consequences.  Call (913) 815-0705 for a free consultation.

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