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Child Pornography

San Antonio Child Pornography Defense Lawyer Fights for Clients

Board-certified Texas attorney works to safeguard fundamental rights

From the moment that someone is mentioned in connection with a child pornography charge, the damage to that person’s reputation begins. Even if evidence is scant or misleading, the nature of the alleged offense puts the fundamental rights of the accused at risk. It is critical to retain a lawyer who can vigorously defend you and counter unsupported allegations promptly and forcefully. My San Antonio firm, Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C., provides comprehensive representation for individuals accused of misconduct involving the purported creation, possession and distribution of offensive images of children.

Lawyer takes on cases alleging possession and sale of explicit materials

The ability to transmit sexual material online instantly and the frequency with which “nudes” are sent among teens have heightened the likelihood that someone could find themselves accused of a major offense under state or federal law. Regardless of what the original intent might have been, dealing with this type of charge demands strong legal counsel. South Texas clients can rely on my firm for knowledgeable advice and effective advocacy in matters stemming from alleged child porn that involve:

  • Possession — Someone who knowingly possesses or accesses content that includes an image of a child engaging in sexual activity faces felony punishment in Texas. In some instances, offensive photos or videos are sent unsolicited to recipients, who might not be aware of what is depicted. It’s important to assert your rights if you believe the case against you is false. I investigate each set of circumstances thoroughly to create the optimal defense strategy.
  • Production — Producing or promoting child pornography is a third-degree felony in Texas when the youth is over 14 years old. These offenses carry a penalty that includes a fine and a prison sentence running from two to 10 years. However, if the child is 14 or younger, the count increases to a second-degree felony where a convicted defendant faces up to 20 years behind bars. Given the severity of these sentences, it is critical to retain an attorney with experience handling these matters.
  • Distribution — Federal law does not require a child to be depicted in a sexual act in order for content to be regarded as sexually explicit material. A suggestive picture of a naked youth can meet the legal standard and can trigger federal charges if it is distributed across state lines or internationally.

First Amendment protections don’t apply to child pornography, and pornographic images of children are defined as illegal contraband under federal law. However, in their zeal to stop these types of offenses, law enforcement personnel might violate individuals’ privacy rights or use illegal deception in order to entrap a suspect. My extensive background in state and federal criminal defense helps me identify problems that might have unjustly prejudiced the case against you.

Contact a Texas criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation about a child porn charge

Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. advises Texas clients who have been accused of criminal misconduct related to child pornography. If you or someone close to you is facing a charge of this nature, please call (210) 227-1500 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my San Antonio office.

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of" - Nicoli

  • "I found Mr. Shaeffer to be very responsive, effective, and strategic. There was never any doubt in my mind that he had my best interest at the forefront of his efforts in handling my case." - Ron

  • "When you have been wrongfully accused of having an affair with a student, you must acquire legal counsel before you even speak to the police, even if you are the person who reports the rumors. Tylden Schaeffer advised me to not have a second interview with the police department and found time in his schedule to meet with me that day. After the meeting, I had a path to move forward on and that included a well written statement that Mr. Schaeffer crafted. After submitting this in lieu of a second interview with the police, there were no more problems with the school district or police department. Mr. Schaeffer did a superb job and had me resting more easily following our meetings. I would highly recommend Mr. Schaeffer to anyone in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney." - Anonymous

  • "Tylden has been nothing but excellent while representing me. He’s been very upfront, honest, and cooperative with not only myself, but with my family as well. I don’t just feel like a number, he treats you like if you’re his only client. I’d definitely recommend him to anybody I know if they are in need of legal help. 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend Tylden Shaeffer!" - Joel

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of what could potentially be the outcome of my case, and it was dim. However he asked me what i wanted and was creative enough to deliver at an extremely affordable price. He has the knowledge to defend you, and the experience to win. I’m very happy with how he handled my case. His office is also only blocks away from the court house and he is always prompt. I don’t usually write reviews, but Mr. Tylden Shaeffer deserves to be recognized." - Nicoli

  • "When I got charged with my DWI I already expected to go through a long, painful process from the beginning. But, Mr. Shaeffer and his staff made my whole experience quick and easy with their great communication and professionalism. He was always straight forward and I could tell he had my best interest in mind. He made sure I didn’t get charged with “extreme intoxication”, while also reducing my fines and the length of my probation. I highly recommend him to anyone!" - Alex

  • "Mr. Shaeffer is a great attorney , very professional, very nice and is willing to work with you and help u threw any situation u may have or need help with . I recommend Mr. Shaeffer to anyone who needs help with any kind of legal issues or problems. Anyone who has asked me about an attorney i most definitely tell them Mr. Shaeffer and give them his info. Thank you for all your help and everything u have done for me and my family. You are a awesome attorney! Highly Recommend" - Anonymous

  • "Tylden is a fantastic attorney. He thoroughly prepared for my case and did an amazing job of relating to the judge and jury. I highly recommend Tylden. Would recommend to anyone!" - Skyler

  • "Tylden got my felony reduced to a misdemeanor. He saved my life. I didn’t have to pester him for information and updates about my case and his staff is well informed and helpful. He personally attended each and every one of my hearings and was just as concerned about restoring my reputation as I was. He recently got a motion for non-disclosure filed and approved by the judge so I will never have to admit this mistake ever happened. I would recommend Tylden to anyone! He is a highly intelligent and competent attorney. The Best!" - Anonymous

  • "I was represented by Mr. Shaeffer years ago (2004). He would travel from San Antonio all the way to Del Rio to represent me. My father and I were accused of wrong doing by federal agents and we had done nothing. We, my father and I were on trial simultaneously. We had hired an attorney and found out later he was friends with the prosecutor and wanted us to accept a plea bargain. “We did nothing wrong”, I cried to him. He insisted that we accept due to it being impossible to beat the Government. My father and I were close to giving up when we met Mr. Shaeffer. Mr. Shaeffer believed in us and fought for us. Because of him, I never saw prison walls nor was I ever away from my family. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, but thankfully we met a Godsend attorney and justice prevailed." - Anonymous

Case Results
Intoxication Manslaughter – Reduced Sentence

While client was already on probation for DWI when arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter. Client pleaded guilty to the jury and jury awarded probation where State sought prison term from the jury.

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