Collin County Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography Attorney

Collin County, TX

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Are You Looking for the Best Collin County Possession of Child Pornography Attorney?

If you’re looking for the best Collin County Possession of Child Pornography attorney, then Paul Saputo and Nick Toufexis want to represent you. The Saputo Toufexis partnership brings the significant experience of our award-winning attorneys, and we strive to maintain our history of success for our Tarrant County Possession of Child Pornography defense clients.

Our boutique criminal defense practice at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense is distinguished by our unwavering commitment to delivering consistently high-level legal representation. We believe in providing extraordinary service to our clients, and we seek to represent clients who expect as much.

We’re not just Collin County Possession of Child Pornography lawyers. We are warriors fighting unjust and corrupt government prosecutions with a history of success and a reputation for tenacity, courage and legal ingenuity.

In addition to our notable high-profile victories, our history of success also includes inconspicuous representation of numerous high-profile clients. Indeed, many of our biggest wins involved disposing of these cases quietly and out of the sight of the public. As your Collin County Possession of Child Pornography attorney, we don’t just represent you in court. We handle every aspect of your case.

Our team of seasoned professionals has dedicated their careers to safeguarding the rights of our clients. Contact us now to start preparing your defense against Possession of Child Pornography charges in Collin County.

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Choosing The Right Collin County Possession of Child Pornography Lawyer Can Make A Huge Difference In Your Case Result

Why would you hire a former prosecutor? Surprisingly, some people believe that former prosecutors provide some special advantage. However, many of these attorneys seem to quickly push clients to a plea deal. If you really want someone who will fight for you or your loved one, get an attorney who has dedicated their life to protecting the accused.

At Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense, we are defense lawyers, first and foremost. We stake our reputation on bringing the fight to the state. We have never worked for the government and never will. Learn more about our team, awards, and some of our victories.

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How do I get a Possession of Child Pornography charge dropped in Collin County, Texas?

In order to get a Possession of Child Pornography charge dropped in Collin County, you must convince the state that they cannot prove at least one of the elements of the offense as it is defined in Penal Code §43.26. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Possession of Child Pornography, and we leverage our legal knowledge to mount successful defenses to government prosecutions.

Thoroughly understanding both the Possession of Child Pornography statute and related case law contributes to effectively defending you in court. As part of our practice, we publish and regularly update a statutory resource guide covering all Texas Penal Code crimes. We analyze the Possession of Child Pornography statute in detail on the Possession of Child Pornography offense page. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Possession of Child Pornography cases in Collin County.

One such case is Assousa v. State.

Assousa v. State

In Assousa v. State, decided on May 21, 2009, by the Court of Appeals of Texas Fifth District Dallas, Mark Andrew Assousa was convicted in the 219th Judicial District Court of Collin County of the offense of Possession of Child Pornography and sentenced to five years of confinement, which was probated for eight years. Assousa appealed the conviction, arguing that the evidence was legally insufficient to sustain his conviction. The appellate court disagreed, highlighting Assousa’s admission of searching for and accessing child pornography on the internet, along with forensic evidence that someone had been accessing child pornography on Assousa’s computer for a span of a couple of years.

The court found that Assousa had engaged in efforts to delete the child pornography images, some of which were so thoroughly deleted they could not be recovered. Assousa’s background as a computer software programmer and his admission to investigators about his activities supported the court’s decision. Over 500 deleted images of pre-teen to infant children were found on his computer, reinforcing the conclusion of intentional possession of child pornography.

The appellate court’s decision to affirm the trial court’s judgment reflects the emphasis on a defendant’s conscious actions and interactions with illegal content over the internet. This case underscores the importance of digital evidence and defendant admissions in prosecuting child pornography cases. The appellate court modified the trial court’s judgment to reflect a plea of not guilty and deleted the portion of the judgment entitled “Terms of Plea Bargain,” but otherwise affirmed the conviction.

How can I defend against a child porn charge?

The statute provides an affirmative defense for people who are close in age to the depicted person. The statute also provides an affirmative defense if you can establish that your conduct was for a “bona fide educational, medical, psychological, psychiatric, judicial, law enforcement, or legislative purpose” In addition, the statute provides a defense to prosecution for school administrators and law enforcement.

But the most important aspect of defending yourself against a child porn charge is your lawyer. Do not attempt to represent yourself. Please schedule a consultation with us to discuss the best options for your defense.

Our defense strategies usually include attacking the state’s burden to prove that you “knowingly or intentionally possessed” the visual material. It is not necessarily true that files that you had access to means that you knowingly or intentionally possessed those files or knowingly or intentionally accessed with intent to view those files. Another common defense is that the person depicted was in fact over 18 years old. Remember that it is the state attorney’s obligation to prove that the child is actually under 18. Finally, the state’s attorney has to prove that you knew material depicts a child under 18 years old. Whether or not you knew the material was depicting someone under 18 is a common element that a good criminal defense lawyer canattack.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Collin County that Make Possession of Child Pornography Arrests

Peace officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, constable offices, and municipal police departments can make arrests for violations of Possession of Child Pornography in Collin County. Law enforcement agencies in Collin County that most typically make Possession of Child Pornography arrests include:

How do I win a Possession of Child Pornography case in Collin County?

To beat a Possession of Child Pornography charge in Collin County, Texas, you must use due process to confront all witnesses and challenge all evidence, which includes disputing reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and all forensic evidence. Winning requires a fight.

Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Collin County Possession of Child Pornography attorney, we will look for every avenue to help you. If you want to plead guilty, we must still fight to protect your rights. We want to ensure that the case does not ruin your life. Sometimes the defense strategy requires us to get the best possible result short of a not guilty verdict.

Collin County Possession of Child Pornography Attorney Case Defense Strategy

In order to form a winning Possession of Child Pornography case defense strategy, we must thoroughly investigate the case. This includes gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and examining the prosecution’s evidence for weaknesses or inconsistencies. Accordingly, the preparation often starts even before the case begins. As soon as the police initiate an investigation or make an arrest, we can start our own investigation. If you want to win your case, then you should work to obtain exculpatory evidence. The state has police and investigators of their own working for them to gather evidence to support their case. As your Collin County Possession of Child Pornography attorney, we can’t afford to let their evidence stand uncontroverted.

Our clients take advantage of our law firm’s comprehensive investigative resources. Our dedicated team comprising paralegals, investigators, and forensic experts, collaborates with our attorneys to lay the groundwork that fortifies our cases with their extensive investigative expertise.

How much does it cost to fight a Collin County, Texas, Possession of Child Pornography case?

Attorney’s fees will vary. However, you can expect to pay from on average for Possession of Child Pornography cases in Collin County. Some Collin County Possession of Child Pornography lawyers may charge much more depending on the complexity of the Collin County case. But be wary of lawyers who charge surprisingly low fees.

When consulting with a lawyer, remember to ask whether any any hourly fees apply. Additionally, most lawyers charge extra fees for trial, travel and expenses.

What You Should Do if You Are Falsely Accused of Possession of Child Pornography in Collin County

Even when falsely accused of Possession of Child Pornography, it’s crucial to treat the charge with the utmost seriousness. You might hope the state would dismiss the charges due to your innocence. But without skilled legal representation, the case may proceed to trial, where a jury will ultimately make the decision.

If the Collin County District Attorney has charged you with Possession of Child Pornography, or if you are under investigation for the offense by the police, then you should book an appointment or call us as soon as possible to speak with one of our Collin County Possession of Child Pornography attorneys.

How can you modify your Collin County bond conditions after a Possession of Child Pornography arrest?

In Texas, judges wield considerable authority in establishing bail and bond conditions. However, there are instances where judges may impose excessively stringent conditions and unreasonably high bail amounts. If you want to change these bond conditions, start by consulting with your Collin County Possession of Child Pornography attorney.

Your attorney will file either a motion or a writ of habeas corpus requesting a modification of your bond conditions. The motion or writ outlines the specific changes you are seeking and the reasons for the requested modification.

The judge will ultimately decide whether to approve the requested modifications. They will consider factors such as the nature of the charges, your criminal history, the risk to public safety, and other relevant circumstances. Keep in mind that the judge will base the decision on a careful evaluation of the facts and circumstances of your case.

What happens at a Collin County arraignment?

At your arraignment, a Collin County judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Collin County, you may not have an attorney at your initial arraignment. However, the court will not hear a guilty plea prior to your being represented by counsel. In addition, the court may also set bail and bond conditions if you have not already received them.

If the police have arrested you for Possession of Child Pornography, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Collin County judges to “impose any reasonable condition of bond related to the safety of a victim of the alleged offense or to the safety of the community” to secure your attendance at trial. If the state alleges that you violated those bond conditions, then the Collin County Sheriff’s Office can immediately return you to custody. Accordingly, judges have very broad power in determining bail conditions and bond amounts.

What is the most common sentence for Collin County Possession of Child Pornography charge in Collin County?

The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for all Possession of Child Pornography convictions across the state. The classification for a Possession of Child Pornography offense ranges from a first degree felony with a minimum 25-year prison term to a third degree felony, depending on the circumstances.

However, the actual punishment you receive will vary significantly based on a number of circumstances, including your prior criminal history and the circumstances of the offense. With this in mind, you can learn about the penalties that apply to all Texas convictions for Possession of Child Pornography here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Collin County Possession of Child Pornography cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online.

Furthermore, all good Collin County Possession of Child Pornography attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Possession of Child Pornography conviction. Collateral consequences are penalties derived from convictions that are not necessarily part of the penal code punishment.

About Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense

If you want to hire us as your Collin County Possession of Child Pornography lawyers, then you should probably get to know us!

The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense Lawyers

Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis are partners at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC and lead the entire trial team at the firm.

Mr. Saputo has practiced throughout Texas in more than fifty Texas state and federal courts and developed groundbreaking innovations in defense strategies and tactics. After graduating from the elite Duke University School of Law, a nationally recognized top-ten law school, Mr. Saputo started his career at Vinson & Elkins. More about Paul Saputo…

Mr. Toufexis is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law. He has dedicated his entire legal career to criminal defense, and has been with the firm since law school. Recently named a partner, Nick has achieved exceptional results in and out of court for years. More about Nick…


Numerous organizations have awarded Mr. Saputo recognition for his outstanding criminal defense work, for example:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Consistently recognized by D Magazine in “Best Lawyers” for Criminal Defense
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area.

Paul Saputo was voted one of the Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas

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Nicholas Toufexis has likewise received many distinctions as well.

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: DWI/DUI practice area.


The Collin County Possession of Child Pornography attorneys at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC have obtained hundreds of victories in complex criminal litigation across Texas. Our victories include Not Guilty verdicts by jury acquittals, directed verdicts of Not Guilty, as well as both conditional and unconditional dismissals.

For descriptions and some details about example victories, visit our page on Notable Victories.


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