Sacramento criminal accusations can seriously damage or even completely ruin an individual’s life. Therefore, those who are accused of committing a crime, no matter the type, should defend themselves accordingly. However, offenses related to the sexual exploitation of children are perhaps the most aggressively prosecuted, meaning that failing to adequately defend one’s self could lead to the harshest penalties allowable under the law.
One Sacramento County man may be in this position after being taken into custody for possession of child pornography. Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security claim they found a thumb drive at the Federal Highway Administration employee’s house, containing pornographic images of children. The charges filed against the accused also included a letter written to his wife and children that the authorities claim admits wrongdoing. Nonetheless, it is not reported that the accused has legally admitted to any wrongdoing.
Many times in criminal actions, there is evidence that paints the accused in a guilty light. This evidence may be handled by a competent defense attorney. Evidence may be suppressed due to illegal warrants or seizures, or the evidence may be little more than conjecture and not proof of any wrongdoing. Therefore, those who are accused of a crime should think about speaking with an attorney to discover their legal options, even if the deck seems stacked against them.
Criminal cases dealing with internet crimes, like possession of child pornography, can be complicated. Multiple witnesses may need to be examined, extensive evidence may need to be evaluated and addressed, and experts may even need to be called to testify. The effort is well worth it as a criminal conviction could land an individual in prison for years, ruining his or her reputation.
Source: FOX 40, “Federal Employee in Custody on Child Pornography Charges,” Nicole Comstock, March 21, 2015