Shared Computers and Illegal Pornography

Given the currently tech-obsessed nature of our culture and the reliance upon computer-based and other digital technologies to accomplish many of the tasks that occupy our days, it is hard to think that less than two decades ago, very few people had home computers and even fewer had access to the Internet. But the fact of the matter is that the legal landscape and other concerns associated with the use of the Internet and computers are still being shaped, and many people are unaware about the functional realities of data storage.

Living in a home where your computer is shared with roommates, family members, or others, you might end up in a precarious position if their use of your computer violates the law. Regardless of the circumstances, if you are facing criminal prosecution for the possession of pornographic files on your computer, you need an attorney you can trust. Contact Massachusetts sex crime attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676 for more information.

Computers and Sex Crimes

The Internet offers a seeming anonymity that permits a person to indulge his or her desires from the comfort of home and without having to be subjected to judging eyes. As a consequence, individuals tend to be less cautious and more willing to take chances. The image of anonymity, however, is false, as IP addresses and other mechanisms can serve to identify a user. They cannot, however, differentiate between two people who are using the same computer. This could lead to you wrongly being charged with:

  • Possession of illegal pornographic images
  • Possession of illegal pornographic videos
  • Distribution of illegal pornography
  • Inappropriate interactions with minors

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We are committed to helping each of our clients mount the strongest defense possible. If your personal computer was improperly used by another person, contact Massachusetts sex crime attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676.


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