Allegations and charges relating to child abuse material are deemed extremely serious and, when proved, are punished severely by the courts.
Many people have simplistic and one-dimensional attitudes to matters related to child abuse material. However, our experience is that there is always more to the situation than immediately meets the eye, and that careful, skilled legal work by a highly competent child abuse lawyer can make a significant difference.
Possession Of Child Abuse Material Offences
Child abuse material (once more commonly known as “child pornography”) is generally defined as being a photograph, video, or description, of a person who is or appears to be under 18, that is sexual or otherwise offensive. There are various defences available, including if the conduct was for public benefit.
There are also innumerable scales that have been developed to categorise child abuse material. These include ANVIL, COPINE, CEM, Oliver, SAP or more recently CETS. The scale used in a particular case usually depends on the prosecuting authority.
Matters pertaining to child abuse material are usually complicated. Specialist advice is necessary to ensure the defendant’s rights are protected. Moreover, these matters call for a particular sensitivity and discretion. Persons against whom these allegations are made are understandably concerned about how their friends, family and the community at large may react. At J Sutton Associates, we always ensure your case is handled with the utmost sensitivity and respect.
Contact Our Child Abuse Lawyers Today
If you are facing charges for child abuse or possession of child abuse material and you would like assistance in navigating the legal process, trust the highly experienced abuse lawyer at J Sutton Associates. John Sutton is recognised by the NSW Law Society as an Accredited Specialist in criminal law, with decades of experience acting for people charged with child abuse material offences. Contact us on 02 8080 8055 for a consultation today.