On January 4, 2010, a Fresno, California Television News Station reported that,

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Monday that James Eric Scheidt, 46, of Fresno, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii, to 27 years in prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for receipt of child pornography.

To be sentenced for 27 years for having child pornography is a very long time. Most people who have been caught with a smaller amount of child pornography face a maximum exposure of 10 years in federal prison. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney can greatly aid your chances of serving less than the standard maximum of 10 years.

Federal Sentencing requirements add time to your stay in federal prison if the materials depicted a minor who had not yet attained the age of 14, if the materials portrayed sadistic or masochistic images, if movie files were found, and/or if there were more than 500 images found.

However, your sentence can be reduced by accepting responsibility and cooperating with law enforcement. An experienced criminal defense attorney will know how to work with the federal sentencing guidelines variables and help you or your loved one get a sentence reduction.

The experienced Southern California sex crime defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have years of experience handling misdemeanor and felony sex cases, charges related to failing to register as a sex offender, and three strikes cases. The aggressive attorneys at Wallin & Klarich are known for zealously representing their clients in order to provide them with the best defense possible. Call Wallin & Klarich today at (877) 466-5245 or www.wksexcrimes.com for a consultation of your case. We can help you.

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