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Somerset County NJ Possession of Child Pornography Lawyer

It should be no surprise to hear that New Jersey takes child pornography charges very seriously. In fact, sting operations are routinely conduct throughout the State, including Somerset and Hunterdon County in an effort to combat child pornography. Whether you have been arrested for possessing, distributing or manufacturing child pornography, it is crucial that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible about your options. All child pornography related crimes are considered felony offenses in New Jersey and in addition to the potential lengthy prison terms that loom, some offenses also carry with them life long consequences like Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life as well. Furthermore, based on the nature and the severity of the charges, the prosecution has the ability to detain a Defendant in the Somerset County Jail, without bail, pending trial. So, now more than ever, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced Somerset County criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. If you would like to speak to Mr. Oliver or one of the other members of our firm about your options, then please contact us at 908-533-1064.

Need Local Somerville Defense Attorney for Child Pornography Charges

Proetta & Oliver defends clients accused of crimes like possession of child pornography, invasion of privacy, endangering the welfare of a child, luring, criminal sexual contact, aggravated sexual assault, harassment, stalking and sexual assault in courts throughout New Jersey, including courts throughout Somerset and Hunterdon County. Our attorneys fully understand the stress and anxiety that most of our clients feel when they have been charged with a serious criminal offense like this. That is why when you hire Proetta & Oliver we make sure case gets the individualized attention that it deserves. Unlike what tends to happen at larger firms, at Proetta & Oliver, your file will not simply be passed off to some associate to handle. Mr. Oliver, one of the firms founding partners, personally handles all criminal matters, including child pornography charges that arise out of Somerset and Hunterdon County. Throughout his career, Mr. Oliver has represented numerous clients who have been accused of not only possessing but distributing child pornography as well. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with Mr. Oliver or one of the other members of Proetta & Oliver, then please contact us at 908.533.1064. Our office appears in courts throughout Somerset and Hunterdon County, including courts in towns like Somerville, Flemington, Bound Brook, Franklin, Bridgewater, Readington, Raritan, Watchung, Bernards, Montgomery, Hillsborough and Manville.

Charged with a Child Pornography Offense in Hunterdon County?

All child pornography charges in New Jersey will be covered under the Endangering the Welfare of a Child offense. Therefore, all child pornography offenses, whether it be for the possession or distribution of child porn, will be governed by NJSA 2C:24-4b. This subsection of the endangering the welfare of a child statute has further been broken down into three basic subsections: the possession, distribution and manufacturing. The specific subsection in which a Defendant is charged with, will dictate the potential penalties that they face if convicted. Here is a chart that will break down the potential penalties, including whether or not mandatory Megan’s Law registration is applicable.

Child Pornography Offense


Possession of Child Pornography

  • 3 to 5 Years in Prison*
  • $15,000 Fine
  • Felony Criminal Record
  • Megan’s Law Does Not Apply

*Over 100 images, a term of imprisonment shall be imposed.

Distribution of Child Pornography

  • 5 to 10 Years in Prison*
  • $150,000 Fine
  • Felony Criminal Record
  • Megan’s Law Does Apply

*Over 25 images, a parole ineligibility term shall be imposed.

Manufacturing of Child Pornography

  • 10 to 20 Years in Prison
  • $200,000 Fine
  • Felony Criminal Record
  • Megan’s Law Does Apply

Flemington NJ Distributing Child Pornography Attorney

If you have been arrested for possessing child porn, endangering the welfare of a child, invasion of privacy, stalking, distributing child porn, lewdness, or served with a temporary restraining order in Somerset or Hunterdon County, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. At Proetta & Oliver, we are well aware that no two clients let alone no two cases are the same. That is one of the many reasons that we take a tremendous amount of pride in being able to adapt our representation in order to fulfill our clients needs. If you would like to come into our office and discuss your options one-on-one with Mr. Oliver, then please contact us at 908.533.1064. You can go over the specifics of your case with Mr. Oliver and he will give you his honest feedback on how he thinks he can be of assistance. As always, our initial consultations are free of charges, so if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.