For the past several years, prosecutors and investigators from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have been clamping down hard on alleged acts of white collar crime across a wide sphere of financially related activities, with a particular focus upon big banks and investment firms.
Although skilled and aggressive defense representation is routinely important to any individual charged with a federal crime, it can certainly seem in many instances that it is even more critical in a child pornography case. In virtually any instance that criminal investigators suspect a person is in possession of or has distributed child pornogaphy, they will act aggressively and with all the considerable resources at their disposal.
"The idea that for downloading too many academic articles you could be facing decades in prison -- that's absurd."
"It's sexy, but it's terrifying."