How is Child Pornography Prosecuted?
Federal law enforcement agencies are very aggressive hunting down child pornography on the Internet and trying to link it back to people possessing it. Virtually everything you do on the Internet is recorded somewhere; any interaction you have with another person or website can be turned over to law enforcement, or worse yet, might be with an undercover officer. If you get a call from U.S. Customs (Department of Homeland Security), a U.S. Postal Inspector, or the F.B.I. about your "internet use" it is imperative that you hire a lawyer before you respond. Typically, the feds try to get a confession and a search warrant before they bring a case to court. Sometimes, prosecution can be avoided if no statement and there is no probable cause for a search warrant.