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Pornography/Sex Offenses

Washington, D.C., and Federal Court Defense Lawyer

In recent years, U.S. officials and administrations have put major emphasis on enforcement of pornography laws and prosecution of sex crimes, supporting that agenda with significant funding. Attorney G. Allen Dale has valuable experience in numerous complex cases in this area, obtaining acquittals and other favorable outcomes for a number of clients.

In the course of his successful decades-long career, Mr. Dale has obtained acquittals for defendants in rape, sexual assault and other sex offense cases. Today, our law offices are well-equipped to handle cases involving the Internet, including defense of people accused of violating child pornography laws or illegally soliciting sex. For a consultation on your specific legal problem, please contact us today.

Long Mandatory Prison Sentences Apply for Federal Sex Crimes

Although media attention is more often focused on outrage over judicial leniency in sex crime cases, mandatory minimum sentencing for certain federal sex crimes can come as a shock. For example:

  • Conviction for promoting or possessing child pornography — or even material represented as involving minors — can carry a mandatory five-year prison sentence.
  • Conviction for solicitation of a minor can mean a minimum 10-year sentence.
  • Interstate travel (crossing state lines) to engage in illicit sexual activity is a federal crime that can cost an offender 30 years in prison.

Defending Government Employees and Handling Interstate Cases

Based as we are in Washington, D.C., many sex crimes cases involve interstate travel between the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. Proven attorney G. Allen Dale has also capably defended government employees who have had their work computers seized. In some situations, the FBI has set up live surveillance of the computer and sent enticing pop-up ads to help build their case.

As soon as you learn you are under investigation for Internet sex crimes or child pornography charges, it is critical to seek qualified legal counsel. We encourage you to contact us if you want to work with an experienced federal court defender who will pursue all viable angles to minimize the damage to your life and future.