Federal Child Pornography Laws – Maryland Lawyers

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Gerald v. United States

Facts:

Defendant was charged with receiving child pornography and possessing child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.S. § 2252. The United States District Court for Maryland, denied defendant’s motion to suppress under the Fourth Amendment. A jury found defendant guilty on both charges. The district court vacated the possession conviction and sentenced defendant on the receipt offense. Defendant appealed.

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Federal Child Pornography Laws Maryland Anne Arundel
Federal Child Pornography Laws Maryland Anne Arundel

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:
  • When the exigencies of the situation make the needs of law enforcement so compelling that a warrantless search or seizure is objectively reasonable under the Fourth Amendment, police officers are entitled to bypass the warrant requirement. The types of exigent circumstances that may justify a warrantless seizure include, inter alia, the imminent destruction of evidence. Exigent circumstances can arise when the evidence might be destroyed before a search warrant could be obtained. Even if exigent circumstances have been created by actions of the police — e.g., when the announced presence of officers creates an immediate fear of detection — the authorities are entitled to act reasonably and seize evidence in order to prevent its destruction. In the vast majority of cases in which evidence is destroyed by persons who are engaged in illegal conduct, the reason for the destruction is fear that the evidence will fall into the hands of law enforcement.
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s sister circuits are in agreement that the knowing possession of child pornography is generally a lesser-included offense of the knowing receipt thereof.

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Federal Child Pornography Laws – Maryland Attorneys

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Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.