Another Major Crack Down on the Distribution of Child Pornography in Monmouth County New Jersey
Freehold NJ Distribution of Child Pornography Attorneys
Monmouth County was at it again this week in what they have deemed “Operation School’s Out”. It was an undercover operation that was geared towards investigating anyone and everyone that was involved in not only the possession but the distribution of child pornography in Monmouth County. According to nj.com, the investigation took place throughout the county over the last three months, with a strong emphasize on anyone distributing child pornography. In all, fourteen men, ranging anywhere from 18 to 69 years old were arrested and charged with the possession and the distribution of child pornography. The arrests took place over the last few weeks. To date, all Defendant’s have made their initial Central Judicial Processing (CJP) hearing and have been released on some form of a bail. In all, three of the Defendant’s are from Middletown and the following towns had one of the Defendant’s calling it home: Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Township, Wall Township, Eatontown, Tinton Falls, Hazlet, Neptune, Red Bank, Freehold and Belmar.
All child pornography charges will be governed by New Jersey’s Endangering the Welfare of a Child statute, NJSA 2C:24-4. All possession of child pornography charges are considered third degree felony offenses in New Jersey. If convicted, a Defendant would be facing five (5) years in a State Prison, a $15,000 fine and a felony criminal record. Megan’s Law registration does not apply for all possession of child pornography charges. For more information on child pornography possession charges in Monmouth County, please click the link. The distribution of child pornography is a second degree felony offense in New Jersey. All second degree felony charges in New Jersey are punishable by ten (10) years in a State Prison, a $150,000 fine and a felony criminal record. Unlike the possession of child pornography charges, a Defendant conviction of distributing child pornography will be forced to register under Megan’s Law. For more information on the distribution of child pornography charges in New Jersey, please click the link.
Possession of Child Porn Lawyers in Freehold NJ
If you have been arrested and charged with a serious criminal offense like the possession of child pornography or the distribution of child pornography in Monmouth County, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Our office fully understands what a felony criminal conviction for child pornography can do to someone’s life, let alone a lengthy State Prison sentence. As such, our team of Monmouth County criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to aggressively challenging the evidence presented against our clients in order to obtain a favorable outcome. If you would like to speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys today about your options, then please contact us at 732.858.6959. Our attorneys are available immediately for a free initial consultation.