Protecting Your Future And Reputation Against Serious Charges
If you or a family member has been accused of child porn, you need an attorney who will take your case, evaluate the evidence and treat you with respect. The mere accusation of a child pornography related-charge has serious consequences for your professional and personal life.
At the law office of Steven Wetter, we understand what’s at stake. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Wetter provides skilled and aggressive defense, and he knows how to deconstruct the prosecution’s case to give you the best chance of moving forward with your life.
Mr. Wetter knows how difficult your future can be with a felony record and sex offender label. He will work zealously to limit the criminal penalties and consequences that you may face.
Navigating The Consequences Of Federal Offenses
The evidence in a child pornography case can be overwhelming. Possession of child porn is a serious crime that is punishable by jail and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Cases that may start as a local police investigation transfer to the FBI and federal prosecutors, where the penalties are more severe. If you face accusations of sharing or distributing child pornography images, the penalties are even more severe.
Law enforcement agencies and child pornography task forces, especially federal authorities, have sophisticated technology that can track the distribution of illegal images. The prosecution will use forensic computer experts to produce evidence that will show nearly every action that you have taken on your computer from the websites you have visited, the images or files that you have downloaded, and all the e-mail messages that you have sent and received. Even if you delete an image from your computer, there are experts who can recover the images and use that evidence to charge you with a crime.
Our office also offers experienced criminal defense representation to clients facing all types of alleged sex offenses. For example, we represented a man caught up in an Internet chat room sting conducted by law enforcement in conjunction with Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” program. Mr. Wetter was able to work to have the charges against his client completely dismissed after showing that there were serious errors in the prosecutor’s evidence.
Exploring All Possible Defense Strategies For Your Case
Given the resources of the prosecution in these cases, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney before you talk to law enforcement to ensure your rights are fully preserved. Mr. Wetter offers a comprehensive defense representation that includes a thorough review of the evidence against you.
He will work with a network of forensic experts to create a strategic plan for your defense and will fully analyze all potential defense strategies, including:
- Did someone else have access to the computer, mobile device or electronic media?
- Was the Internet sting operation constitutional?
- Is there evidence of an illegal entrapment?
- Did the single click of a link from an unknown e-mail result in images being downloaded to your computer without your knowledge?
- Do the pictures suggest that the person could be over the age of 18?
- Is the picture a computer-generated image or an actual person?
- Was a computer hacking activity responsible for downloading the images?
Before private practice, Steven Wetter spent six years as an assistant state attorney in Tampa. He has extensive experience with sex offense cases, including jury trials and successful motions to suppress evidence. As a former Florida prosecutor, he knows how the state builds its complaint — and how to pull apart a seemingly solid case.
Protect Your Rights By Consulting With Our Firm
If you are looking for an experienced attorney who can help protect your rights, call 239-476-9531, or contact our experienced lawyer today. We offer a free, confidential consultation at our Fort Myers office and answer our phones 24 hours a day.