If you've been accused of distributing or possessing child pornography, then you know how much trouble you could be in with the law. When facing these charges, you need to be defended in a way that allows the courts to see why the allegations against you are completely wrong or why the situation shouldn't lead to a life of incarceration.
The first thing you need to ask yourself is whether you're being charged at the federal or state level. That difference is important; Maryland authorities could be keeping your case, or it could be sent to federal prosecutors, which could be much more serious. After you've been arrested on charges for the possession of child pornography, the authorities typically perform a search and seizure operation at your home. That's the point when you'll want to consider seeking legal help, since what you say from then on can directly affect your case.