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Military Child Pornography Defense Lawyers

Military courts have taken a harsh approach to child pornography cases. Cases in which evidence was quite inclusive have nevertheless led to the end of careers and often to prison time. In 2012, changes were made to the UCMJ by executive order. These changes redefined the prosecutorial requirements for child pornography prosecutions in the military.

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For one thing, military courts no longer require strict proof that the child depicted is a minor. The accused may now be convicted of possessing, receiving, viewing, distributing or producing child pornography if he or she was aware that the images were of minors, or what appeared to be minors, engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Second, the maximum allowable punishment for child pornography offenses has been increased. Where the punishment had been 10 to 20 years, plus dishonorable discharge and loss of pay and allowances, the punishments now range from 10 to 30 years, plus dishonorable discharge plus loss of pay and allowances.

Internet sex crime cases tend to focus on technology: PCs, handhelds, tablets, external drives and devices, and game systems. The government will have its tech experts seeking to prove direct involvement. For our part, we counter with experts who are respected worldwide for the depth of their experience and the accuracy of their testimony.

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At Murphy & Price, LLP, we have extensive experience representing members of the military in a variety of criminal matters. Founding attorney J. Dennis Murphy Jr., served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG), prosecuting federal cases in U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and for the Territory of Guam. Mr. Murphy knows the courts and officers and knows what the law requires, and what defenses have the strongest chance of prevailing.

We have represented military personnel in military courts around the world, including San Diego, California; Norfolk, Virginia; and Albuquerque, New Mexico (Kirtland Air Force Base). We also handle cases arising at Fort Meade, the Washington Navy Yard and Andrews Air Force Base. Our attorneys have defended military cases as far away as Australia and Guam.

Our lawyers have successfully defended scores of service members, from every branch of the military, and we can apply the same knowledge, and the same intelligence to defending you.

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