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No Charges Filed in Child Pornography Case

Client is a very successful owner of a corporation that does business internationally as well as a person of great stature in his community.  He contacted Seth P. Chazin after learning that he was being investigated by the FBI for being in possession of hundreds of pictures of child pornography as well as vile writings that made defending this client that much more difficult.  He was also investigated for distributing child pornography.

Seth P. Chazin immediately contacted the Assistant United States Attorney assigned to his case and fostered a good relationship with that person.  Seth P. Chazin also immediately directed the client to seek sex offender treatment and psychotherapy to help him with his issues concerning deviant interests and an addiction to pornography.  We also thoroughly investigated the facts and circumstances of his case as well as gathered letters in support of this client from well-respected members of the community.  Almost 12 months of negotiations ensued and finally we were notified that the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California in San Francisco dropped the charges.  This was an important victory for this client as he was potentially facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison.

Seth Chazin

Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for over 30 years. He has extensive experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, while handling both state and federal appeals as well.


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson