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Greenwich Possession of Child Pornography Investigations

  • Child pornography under CGS 53a-196 is a serious felony charge in Greenwich.
  • Greenwich police will seize your phone and computers with a search warrant during a child pornography investigation.

  • Do not speak to police, answer questions, or provide phone security pass codes without an attorney.
  • If you are being investigated for Possession of Child Pornography in Greenwich, contact any of the best CT lawyers as soon as possible.

Do I Need an Attorney for My Possession of Child Pornography Investigation?

Yes. Child pornography charges are some of the most serious criminal charges, and mounting a strong defense is important to protect your future. The best Greenwich attorneys are seeing an influx of possession of child pornography investigations since the COVID outbreak.  People curious about the dark web are finding that illegal pornography is being unknowingly stored on their computers.

Can Police Seize My Phone and Computer without a Warrant?

No, unless you consent, which you should not do. If you are being investigated for possession of child pornography, the police can show up at your front door with a warrant to search and seize your electronic devices but you won’t be arrested until the devices are examined.  If you are the subject of a search warrant, click here to learn how to fight a child pornography investigation under C.G.S. 53a-196d.

Do I Have to Give my iPhone and Laptop Passcode and Passwords to Greenwich Police?

No. If the Greenwich police show up with a warrant to seize your electronics during a Child Pornography investigation, they will most likely pressure you for your passcodes and passwords. You may be scared and intimidated by them but understand that you do not have to do this.  The police may even threaten you with additional charges if you don’t share your passwords or may offer leniency if you cooperate with them.  Remember—you have the right to speak to a criminal defense attorney before making this decision. Don’t share any information without first consulting any of best lawyers.

What Happens If I Delete Illicit Images from my Electronic Devices?

Don’t do it! We often see clients delete images from their phones or computers or clouds—even remotely—which is a risky mistake to make.  A person can be arrested with felony tampering with evidence under CGS 53a-155, if they are aware they are being investigated for possession of child pornography and they delete images or other evidence.  Be careful not to destroy anything in the cloud, and to avoid additional felony charges like tampering.

Will I Be Arrested after Police Search My Devices?

Once your devices are seized, Greenwich police will search the devices for illegal images depicting minors.  If they find anything illegal on your computer, they will present their case to a judge by executing a warrant for your arrest for Possession of Child Pornography under C.G.S. 53a-196. Once the warrant is signed, the police can come pick you up just about any time. There are varying degrees of Child Pornography in Greenwich, but every degree is a felony and carries 1 to 5 years of mandatory jail time.

Contact a Top Greenwich Attorney if You are Being Investigated for Possession of Child Pornography

Clients often contact us not knowing what to do after the Greenwich Police Department shows up at their home to seize their electronics.  Hiring an experienced Greenwich attorney as soon as you learn you being investigated for child pornography investigation is imperative in protecting your future.  The attorneys at Mark Sherman Law have experienced defending these cases and can discuss your case with you 24/7.  Click here to read hundreds of 5-star certified reviews from past clients on Avvo.com.