Joel Bacher, Criminal Defense Lawyer for Child Pornography Charges/Endangering the Welfare of a Child

In many cases child porn charges are difficult to prosecute for a variety of reasons. Despite the emotional outcry for justice, the accused has rights that need to be bulwarked and protected. It is what criminal defense lawyers such as myself do.

Truth is, however, a charge of allegedly committing crime against a child is a deeply troubling event for all parties. An alleged sexual assault against a child, or distributing or facilitating child pornography, is perhaps among the most reviled crimes in the penal code. These charges can be life-changing, even in instances of innocence. To the other extreme, the prospect of a lengthy sentence if convicted, subject the accused to a sex registry (Megan's Law) that marks the convicted as a pedophile. Needless to say, these charges destroy lives. However, in many cases child porn charges are difficult to prosecute for a variety of reasons. Despite the emotional outcry for justice, the accused has rights that need to be protected.


Child pornography is vigorously prosecuted. If you are charged with a child sex crime, you do not want to add fuel to the fire and provide information that can be held against you. You might feel the charges are trumped-up or exaggerated, and decide to freely and "confidently" tell your side of the story, pleading innocence, if not ignorance. Bad idea. DO NOT try to mitigate the charge. DO NOT admit to anything by telling your side of the story to police.

If you are charged, or even about to be charged, DO NOT talk to the police. Period. DO NOT talk to the victim. The only person you should talk to is a criminal defense attorney who can review your sexual assault or child pornography charge. The police, on the other hand, when questioning you, despite what your mother may have told you, are not your friends. Although they appear friendly as such, that is how they do their job to get information to hold against you. Be polite, yes, but be firm, and request a call to a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity and continue to remain silent in the meantime. Your future may depend on it.


If you or someone you know has been arrested for a sex crime against a child I urge you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for representation and counsel. The State's prosecutor's office will always have the responsibility of proving you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Not only is this hard to satisfy in a sexual assault case involving a child, but if the Court has any reason to believe you did not commit every element to the crime, the charges against you may be reduced or dismissed. I, Joel Bacher, am here to defend your rights. I have, for forty years, successfully defended numerous charges that involved sexual assault. My Wayne law office has achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals and downgrading of charges for a wide range of sex crimes. We prepare thoroughly for every case in the event of trial. We believe the way to mitigate if not dismiss a child sex crime charge is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength.

  • 40 Years Litigation Experience
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For the best criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 877-217-6903 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.