FIRST OFFENDER? DEFEND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES IN DURHAM AND COBOURG. 416-DEFENCE.
Donich Law is one of the few Firms to have defended international child pornography charges. The Firm’s results have been guilt on its background in cybersecurity. If you are arrested, you can expect to be placed on specific prohibition orders restricting your contact with children. It’s also important to get a publication ban quickly to protect your reputation.
As sexual offences involving children, child pornography offences are some of the most serious offences a person can be charged with in Oshawa, Ajax, and Bowmanville. A child pornography charge will result in serious legal penalties including jail time and can negatively affect an individual’s mental health, reputation, ability to travel, employment, and relationships. For these reasons, it is crucial for anyone charged with a child pornography offence to hire experienced counsel as soon as possible. Our Firm has successfully defended people in Oshawa, Ajax, and Bowmanville who have been charged with child pornography offences and can assist you as well.
Donich Law represented one of seven individuals around the world accused of possessing, accessing, and disseminating child pornography together in R. v. E.Z. . This defendant had already been found guilty of possessing child pornography once before, and the Crown was pushing for a lengthy prison sentence. However, after identifying a crucial mistake in the information law enforcement officers had relied upon to obtain a search warrant, counsel pursued sections 8 and 11(b) Charter challenges and succeeded in having most of the charges dropped.
Donich Law defended a client in Brampton charged with sending child pornography to someone in Europe in R. v. M.C . After dealing with law enforcement representatives from Canada, Europe, and the United States, counsel succeeded in getting the charges dropped.
In 2022, Donich Law successfully defended a youth offender charged with two counts of child pornography in R. v. S.P. , after allegedly downloading child pornography material. Law enforcement became aware of the activity after a well known social media website alerted them to the activity. The Firm ultimately secured a withdrawal of one count and a discharge on the other count after more than two years of negotiations.
Donich Law also handled R. v. H.H. , a case involving several offenders from Ontario and the United States and cooperation from Homeland Security, Toronto Police, and Cloud storage providers in New Zealand.
After conducting a forensic analysis of the evidence and examining the search warrant and production warrant, Donich Law successfully negotiated a withdrawal of the two counts of possessing child pornography the accused in R. v. M.O .
In R. v. J.M. , Donich Law used forensic information to put forward the rare defence of unintentional download and succeeded in getting a possession of child pornography charge dropped.
Donich Law obtained the dismissal of several charges of manufacturing child pornography, possessing child pornography, and voyeurism in the 2020 case of R. v. A.B.  after forensic analysis proved that the accused could not have produced the child pornography found.
Donich Law successfully represented a client who was caught distributing and downloading child pornography anonymously via file-sharing software in the 2019 case of R. v. J.T. .
Donich Law also successfully contested and overturned a bail condition in R. v. A.E.  that barred the client from seeing their child without prior approval from the Children’s Aid Society.
Donich Law has been involved in some of the biggest child pornography busts in the province and has extensive experience successfully resolving child pornography cases for their clients. Counsel works closely with forensic experts and conducts extensive analysis of digital files to find the best defences available to their clients.
Click here for more information on new changes to child sex offence sentencing and for more information on other consequences associated with a child pornography conviction. For more details on the laws about reporting child pornography and new changes to sex offence laws in 2021 click on the links above.
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CBC Radio: International Crime and Cyber Attacks.
Toronto Star: Pornhub and Revenge Porn.
Toronto Star: New Corporate Liability for Child Pornography in Canada.
Toronto Star: Police Power and Social Media Companies.
Global News: Can an airline tell you to stop recording and delete a cellphone video?
Métro Montréal: Avec le temps chaud, il n’y a pas que le mercure qui grimpe: le nombre de cas de voyeurisme aussi.
CityNews: As the temperatures outside get warmer, police say the reported number of cases of voyeurism tend to rise.
VICE News: An Image Site is Victimizing Women and Little Can be Done.