An Agoura Hills man was arrested by the Oxnard Police Department following a six-month child pornography investigation. Michael W. Smith, 35, formerly of Oxnard and currently living in Agoura Hills, was arrested on several related sex crimes , including possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.
An experienced Ventura sex crimes lawyer
Child pornography charges are difficult to defend against, so your best strategy is to work with an experienced sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Whether you’ve been accused of production, possession or transmission of child pornography, you need to know that the charges against you are incredibly serious. You could be tried in federal court or state court, and if convicted, you could be required to pay significant fines, serve a lengthy prison sentence and register as a sex offender, often for the rest of your life.
Child victims arouse the sympathy of judges and juries, no matter what the crime involves. When a crime involves the sexual exploitation of a child, you’ll be treated harshly if you’re convicted. If you’re sentenced to jail time, upon your release, you could find it difficult to land gainful employment or suitable housing, and you’ll be required to register as a sex offender, no matter which jurisdiction you live in.
Many defense attorneys avoid taking defense cases involving child victims, but Mr. Helfend has extensive experience as a sex crimes lawyer. He will work closely with you to create a solid defense strategy, and work toward the best possible resolution for your case.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based upon what they’ve been charged with, even when the victim is a child. Don’t risk your freedom by working with an inexperienced sex crimes lawyer, or by assuming there’s nothing you can do to improve your circumstances.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County sex crimes case.
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