Defending a Federal Child Pornography Case

(225 Ratings)

Produced on: September 08, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Possession and distribution of child pornography are serious charges - which can cover a wide range of offenses - with the potential for lengthy prison sentences as well as fines paid to the victims. Although there are both state and federal laws criminalizing child pornography, many investigations begin with a report from an internet service provider, and the defendant is charged - often with multiple forms of prohibited conduct - in federal court.

In this program, criminal defense attorney Daniel DeMaria of Merchant Law Group LLP will discuss the fundamentals of federal child pornography offenses including receipt, possession, distribution and production. The course will cover the defense strategies available when defending child pornography cases, best practices in plea bargaining, and the statutory penalty scheme for child pornography offenses, based on both the underlying federal statutes and the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the underlying federal statutes at issue, and the stages of initiation and investigation of a child pornography case
  2. Assess how to defend and/or plea bargain in federal child pornography cases
  3. Identify best practices in representing a child pornography defendant at sentencing


Daniel DeMaria

Merchant Law Group LLP

Daniel DeMaria is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts state bars. He has represented clients throughout New York State in a variety of criminal matters involving drug possession, drug trafficking, driving while intoxicated, immigration offenses, assaults, and a variety of sex crimes. Mr. DeMaria represents clients in both state and federal matters. In his federal practice, Mr. DeMaria has represented clients in the Southern District of New York, the Northern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Western District of New York and the Southern District of Texas. He has also represented clients in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.


Edward P.

This was a very intelligent course.

Mattie A.


Andrew A.

Excellent speaker

John C. T.

great real life examples augment the materials

Patricia D.

Very good job. I was a child sex abuse prosecutor for a long time, and now I teach Criminal Justice. I thought the instructor did a great job of presenting the defense side, and I learned a lot. I will definitely share much of this information with my students. Thank you!

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