Presenting Your Defense to Child Pornography or Internet Sex Crime Charges

The law firm of Synenberg, Coletta & Moran, LLC advises and represents people facing allegations ranging from downloading child pornography to online solicitation of a minor for sex. Contact us in Cleveland if you are under investigation or have been charged with possessing or manufacturing child pornography or an Internet sex crime.

Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine each year since 2005, Roger Synenberg is a former federal prosecutor with more than 30 years of criminal trial experience. For the last 25 years, he has focused on criminal defense, especially in complex federal and white collar prosecutions. Our law firm’s experience with the defense of computer crimes covers the entire Internet age.

We advise clients facing such charges as the following:

  • Possession of child pornography
  • Illegal Internet downloads, usually involving child porn or breaches of data security
  • Online stalking and harassment
  • Online solicitation of a minor for sex
  • Participation in Internet prostitution or other sex crimes

Your defense will usually begin with a forensic examination of the evidence against you, and an evaluation of the government’s ability to prove its case against you.

We identify weaknesses in the Government’s case to try to work toward a dismissal or a reduction of the charges. If that approach doesn’t work, we will prepare your case for defense at trial.

In cases where the evidence against you is too strong to justify the risk of trial, we’ll go to work immediately on the facts that will serve you best in the sentencing phase. Our experience with sentence mitigation in both federal and Ohio courts can make an enormous difference to the outcome of your case.

We Deliver Results:

  • Our client was accused of soliciting a minor for sex on the internet and traveling to meet the minor. The purported victim was actually an undercover police officer. We sent our client to specialists for evaluation and treatment. Our client was facing more than 20 years in prison but ultimately received no prison time and a 3 year period of probation.
  • Our client pled guilty to multiple counts of minor in material or performance and pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Our client was facing a statutory presumption of prison and potentially decades in prison but ultimately received a sentence of 2 years of probation.
  • Our client pled guilty to more than 20 counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor and one count of possessing criminal tools. Despite a statutory presumption of prison, our client received a sentence of 5 years of probation.
  • Our client was charged with two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, one count of importuning and one count of possessing criminal tools. Our client was facing up to 18 years in prison but ultimately received no prison time and a 3 year period of probation.
  • Our client was charged in federal court with transferring obscene material to a minor under the age of 16. Despite facing a prison sentence of up to 10 years, our client was sentenced to 6 months in prison.

  • If you are facing a sex crime charge, please call us immediately. We offer free initial consultations. We are also available for evening and weekend appointments and are conveniently located near the Federal, Cuyahoga County and Cleveland courthouses in downtown Cleveland. Contact an attorney at 216-622-2727.