Penalties for Possession of Objectionable Images including child pornography are very serious and carry maximum penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment.

Some prosecutions are conducted by the New Zealand Customs Service, others by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Often a person charged will have no idea they face arrest until a team of police officers arrive at their home with a search warrant, ready to seize computers and electronic devices.

I have appeared in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal to argue cases relating to objectionable images and have helped keep a number of clients out of prison.