In recent years, improvements in the efficiency of the World Wide Web have led to a spike in internet crime. Whether you have been accused of hacking an account, cyber stalking, online solicitation, or child pornography, our lead attorney can defend you. We are a trial law firm and Clifford E. Lazzaro is one of the best trial attorneys in New Jersey.
We have handled a substantial number of cases involving internet crimes and, in particular, cases involving distribution of child pornography and online solicitation. We are confident in our ability to represent your case. Online solicitation is a conversation between the accused and an undercover police officer posing as a child. In many instances, we have found that the undercover initiates the conversation in order to entrap the accused into the commission of a crime. In these cases, we always file the affirmative defense of entrapment.
We understand that when it comes to computer crimes, all the evidence is on your device. The prosecution will probably send forensic analysts to comb through the files, search histories, and site histories on your devices. We can use these devices to disprove the prosecution's accusations. Allow us to partner with you and do all the necessary research to compile an effective case in your defense.
Have you been charged with distribution of child pornography? This is a serious second degree criminal offense which subjects the accused to a state prison sentence from 5 to 10 years. We have successfully handled cases of this nature and have been involved in many distribution of child pornography cases over the years. These distribution cases typically involve the accused person downloading a file sharing program in order to access the prohibited material. The accused person is unaware that law enforcement is electronically watching the prohibited material being downloaded.
Thereafter, law enforcement accesses the accused person's computer through the file sharing software and downloads the prohibited material. The next thing that occurs is a knock on the person's door by law enforcement and the computer is seized with a Court Authorized Search Warrant. Law enforcement will also try to induce the person to give incriminating statements. It is important not waive your Fifth Amendment Right to remain silent. Remain silent in the face of these accusations and, if possible, never allow yourself to download any type of file sharing software.
We understand that your freedom and your reputation are at stake in these cases. You could be registered as a sex offender for life if you are convicted of distribution of child pornography in addition to severe jail sentences and fines. Don't let the embarrassment and fear of publicity deter you from fighting your child pornography charges.
Our team is confident in our ability to represent you. Do not hesitate to call us today for more information!