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Iowa City Child Pornography Lawyers

Defending Those Who Have Been Charged with Possession of Child Pornography in Iowa

Possession of child pornography is a very serious offense in the state of Iowa. Even the possession of a single image can result in a felony conviction and mandatory registration as a sex offender. If you have been charged with this crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, our child pornography lawyers are ready to deliver you the legal guidance, support, and aggressive representation you need during this challenging time.


Call Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger today at (319) 499-5524 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our child pornography attorney in Iowa City.


What is Child Pornography?

Child pornography refers to the creation, distribution, possession, or sale of explicit materials involving minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In Iowa, child pornography laws are stringent and aimed at safeguarding the well-being of minors. These laws are designed to combat the exploitation of children and to hold individuals accountable for their actions.

What are the Penalties for Child Pornography in Iowa?

The penalties for child pornography convictions in Iowa are severe and can have ongoing impacts on every element of your life. Depending on the specific circumstances of the case, penalties may include:

  • Criminal Charges: Child pornography offenses can result in both state and federal charges. State charges may include sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, or dissemination of obscene materials to minors.
  • Fines: Convictions for child pornography offenses often come with substantial fines that can impact your financial stability.
  • Imprisonment: Offenders can face significant prison sentences, ranging from several years to life in prison, especially if the case involves multiple counts, distribution, or aggravated factors.
  • Registration: Convicted individuals may be required to register as sex offenders, which can have long-lasting consequences on where they can live and work.
  • Criminal Record: A child pornography conviction will result in a permanent criminal record, affecting your reputation, employment opportunities, and personal relationships.

Defenses Against Child Pornography Charges

Being accused of child pornography can be distressing and overwhelming. However, there are potential defenses that our skilled child pornography attorneys can explore to protect your rights:

  • Lack of Knowledge: If you were unaware that the material in question involved minors, it may be possible to argue that you lacked the requisite knowledge for a conviction.
  • Unlawful Search and Seizure: If evidence was obtained through an unlawful search and seizure, our attorneys could challenge the admissibility of that evidence in court.
  • Mistaken Identity: Mistaken identity is a defense that can be used if there is doubt about your involvement in the alleged crime.
  • First Amendment Rights: In some cases, the content in question might be protected by First Amendment rights, especially if it does not meet the legal definition of child pornography.
  • Entrapment: If law enforcement used entrapment or coercion to induce you into committing a crime, it may be possible to build a defense based on this argument.

Contact Our Child Pornography Attorney in Iowa City

Our child pornography lawyers at Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger are here to protect your rights and provide you with a vigorous defense strategy.
We understand the complexities of these cases and will work tirelessly to reach the best possible result for you.


Contact Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger by calling (319) 499-5524 today to get started with our Iowa City child pornography lawyers.


Successful Results for Our Clients

Protecting Your Freedom & Rights
  • Reduced to Public Intoxication OWI/DUI

    OWCR012975 Iowa County: The defendant was seated in the driver's seat of her vehicle, in a ditch, when law enforcement came upon her. Her PBT was .180 and she subsequently refused to take the Datamaster. After identifying gaps in the State's prosecution, the State agreed to throw out her refusal and allow the defendant to plead to public intoxication.

  • Case Dismissed Federal Crimes

    The defendant was charged with an immigration offense. Through substantial litigation, the defendant was released from jail. As a result of administrative proceedings, the Government was unable to bring the defendant to trial. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice on speedy trial grounds following counsel's motion to dismiss.

    Southern District of Iowa 3:18-cr-00062.

  • Charge Dismissed Drug Crimes

    Scott County case FECR409878, controlled substance violation. Charge dismissed after suppression of illegal search and evidence derived from said search, as well as suppression of evidence following prolonged detention of the Defendant without sufficient legal basis.

  • Acquitted of Multiple Forcible Felonies Federal Crimes

    Client found not guilty of all charges, including Sex Abuse in the 2nd Degree and Burglary in the 1st Degree, following a week-long jury trial in Cedar County case FECR026469.

  • No Suspension of Driving Privileges OWI/DUI

    Defendant was involved in an ATV accident in which injuries occurred. The defendant relied on his CDL for employment. He was taken to the hospital and law enforcement obtained a warrant for the defendant's blood. He was charged with an OWI. After significant negotiations, the defendant was able to plead to public intoxication with no suspension of his driving privileges.

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