New York Child Pornography Lawyers

New York Child Pornography Lawyers

Mayo Bartlett is a New York Child Pornography Defense Lawyer who has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing charges of child pornography. He is a former Westchester County prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains New York and he was recognized as a Super Lawyer, and selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

Mayo has also been a Criminal Defense Attorney since 2003, and he has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with officers and detectives in White Plains and throughout Westchester County, New York City and the Hudson Valley.  Importantly, Mayo has handled thousands of criminal cases, and has successfully had many violent felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, or had them dismissed entirely, and he has obtained verdicts of not guilty for a variety of felony charges that would have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison.

When it comes to defending allegations of Child Pornography and other Internet Sex Crimes, it is absolutely essential that your criminal defense attorney think outside the box with respect to possible resolutions. Our NY Child Pornography Defense Lawyers work with forensic experts, and treatment facilities across the United States to provide the best outcomes for our clients and their families. We have utilized these services to help our clients receive appropriate treatment, and to avoid jail time.

Mayo Bartlett has extensive experience in Westchester County Criminal Courts, and he is familiar with every aspect of handling Child Pornography and other felony and misdemeanor cases from arraignment and bail applications, through motion practice, discovery and trial. Our New York Child Pornography Defense Team works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best child pornography and internet crime defense.

Child Pornography Cases

Child Pornography cases are extremely serious allegations. The punishments for these crimes in New York can mean years, or decades, and sometimes life in prison. If you or a loved one is facing Child Pornography and Internet Crime charges, choosing an attorney to defend your case is one of the most important — if not the most important — decisions you will ever have to make. It is absolutely critical that you retain the services of an aggressive, highly experienced criminal defense attorney with a proven track record as soon as you possibly can.

Child Pornography cases are among the most frightening charges a person can face. Often, the allegations alone are enough to damage a person’s life, causing the accused to lose familial relationships, employment, and freedom.  Collateral consequences from a Child Pornography related conviction may even result in your removal from the United States if you are not a citizen. It is important to choose an attorney who has experience handling these delicate cases. Our legal team includes forensic experts, private investigators with law enforcement backgrounds, and seasoned attorneys.

Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions may include, and are not limited to the following:

  1. Loss of your freedom
  2. Loss of your job
  3. Immigration consequences
  4. You may be placed on probation
  5. You may be subjected to random drug testing and be required to undergo drug treatment
  6. You may be ineligible for a professional license 
  7. You may lose your Driver License

Our New York Child Pornography Defense Lawyers think outside the box to give you the best possibility of having success with your case. We work closely with investigators, psychologists, psychiatrists, and inpatient treatment facilities to give our clients as many options as possible in defending their case. In addition to the consequences that state charges of Child Pornography may bring, Federal Child Pornography charges may subject you to a lengthy prison sentence if you are convicted.  

We also recognize that in many cases possession of child pornography is best addressed by utilizing therapeutic measures, as opposed to punitive measures such as incarceration. Jail will to address an underlying mental health factor which may cause a person to gravitate toward illegal images. We also recognize that many alleged offenders have a history of having been victimized themselves, making therapy even more essential.

If you have prior felony convictions, you may face a higher sentence, which may include life in prison.

Child Pornography Consequences

If you are convicted of Child Pornography in New York State, you may face consequences that may prove more harmful than jail time. If you are placed on probation, the period of probation may be twice as long as it would normally be, and you may also become a Registered Sex Offender. There are three levels of Sex Offender, and depending on which one you are, you will face an increasing list of restrictions, including, but not limited to the following:

  1. Where you can reside 
  2. Where you can work
  3. Whether you can leave the jurisdiction of your probation or parole
  4. Whether to can visit a mall, museum or park
  5. Whether you can continue to reside with your children
  6. Whether you may possess a cell phone
  7. Whether you may possess a computer
  8. Whether you may possess photographs of children
  9. Whether you may drink alcohol
  10. Whether you may continue to reside in the United States if you are not a citizen

You may be designated a sex offender even if you never had contact with any person. For instance, you may be charged with Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor in violation of New York Penal Law 235.22 which includes the invitation to a child to engage in sexual intercourse or sending communication which, in whole or in part, depicts or describes, either in words or images actual or simulated nudity, sexual conduct or sado-masochistic abuse, and which is harmful to minors, or Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child Less than 17 in violation of New York Penal Law 263.15, which includes possessing child pornography. You may become a Registered Sex Offender if you are convicted of either of those crimes.

With offices located in the Westchester Financial Center which is one block from the White Plains Train Station and bus depot, and two blocks from the Westchester County Court, our criminal defense team handles felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including Ardsley, White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Peekskill, Mount Pleasant, Armonk, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount Vernon, Port Chester, Pelham, Bedford, Mount Kisco, Yorktown, Somers, Putnam Valley, Ossining, Briarcliff, Brewster, Southeast, Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, New Castle, North Castle, Hastings, Lewisboro, South Salem, North Salem, Pleasantville, Nyack, Irvington, Larchmont, Tuckahoe, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Rockland County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.

Mayo frequently appeared on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which is available on WRNN. The show was taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and aired throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, the Washington DC Metro Area, Dallas, Houston, San Fransisco and Los Angeles and Hawaii.

If you or someone you know is facing allegations of Child Pornography, don’t hesitate. Contact our Child Pornography Defense Lawyers now to begin the fight to keep your freedom.

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