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Some of the most serious offences for which a person can be charged in Mississauga are child pornography offences. Law enforcement personnel invest a lot of resources in finding and apprehending these offenders, and prosecutors zealously pursue such offences.
The minimum sentence for all child pornography offences is six months in jail, but prosecutors almost always push for longer jail sentences. This is why it is imperative that you hire experienced legal counsel to build your defence. Donich Law consistently achieves favourable outcomes for clients accused of child pornography offences and has experience handling both complex international and smaller local child pornography cases.
Donich Law has devoted a portion of its practice to defending those charged with various child pornography offences and regularly obtain favourable results for our clients. We are one of the few Firm’s to have successfully defeated international child pornography operations with our dedicated internal cybersecurity team. f you are charged, your internet use will be restricted. Local media may sometimes cover child pornography stings, so a publication ban may be something to consider.
In the 2022 case of R. v. E.Z. , Donich Law represented an accused charged with possessing, accessing, and distributing child pornography with seven other offenders across the globe. The Crown was seeking a seven-year jail sentence as this accused had a prior conviction for possession of child pornography. After conducting a forensic analysis of the seized electronics and discovering an error in the information law enforcement officials had used to obtain a search warrant, counsel advanced a section 8 and 11(b) Charter challenge, and almost all charges were withdrawn.
In the 2022 case of R. v. M.C. , Donich Law defended a client in Brampton accused of having distributed child pornography to an individual in Europe. In this complex case involving law enforcement officials from Canada, the United States, and Europe, counsel at Donich Law secured a withdrawal of the child pornography distribution charge.
In the 2021 case of R. v. H.H. , the firm handled a complex international child pornography case involving multiple offenders in Ontario and the United States. The case required cooperation from Homeland Security in the United States, Toronto Police, and Cloud storage providers in New Zealand.
In the 2021 case of R. v. M.O. , Donich Law defended a client charged with two counts of possession of child pornography. After counsel analysed the Form 1 Search Warrant, the Form 5.004 Production Warrant, and conducted a forensic analysis, they successfully negotiated a withdrawal of all charges.
In the 2021 case of R. v. J.M. , Donich Law secured the withdrawal of a possession of child pornography charge after advancing the rare defence of accidental download supported by forensic metadata.
In the 2020 case of R. v. A.B. , Donich Law secured the withdrawal of several making child pornography, possession of child pornography, and voyeurism charges after counsel established, through forensic analysis, that the accused could not have created the child pornography in question.
In the 2019 case of R. v. J.T. , Donich Law defended a client caught using anonymous file sharing software to share and download child pornography.
In R. v. A.E. , Donich Law successfully challenged and removed the bail restriction prohibiting the client’s access to their child pending the resolution of child pornography charges without the prior approval or the Children’s Aid Society.
Donich Law has been involved in some of Ontario’s largest child pornography busts and has extensive experience successfully defending an array of child pornography cases. The Firm works closely with forensic experts, including retired Internet Child Exploitation officers, and counsel has even personally attended Police Internet Crime Headquarters to directly handle their child pornography categorization software.
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.
Having a complete understanding of the Elements of the Criminal Offence, Your Rights and the Consequences associated with a Criminal Record is necessary before any legal decisions are made. For more information on child pornography offences, click here. Our firm also conducts in-house child pornography forensics in Toronto to assist with your relevant defences. For information on our forensics practice, click here.
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Toronto Star: Pornhub and Revenge Porn.
Toronto Star: New Corporate Liability for Child Pornography in Canada.
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