Sentencing courts have also expressed comment on the perceived severity of the child pornography guidelines through increased below-guidelines variance and downward departure rates. Consistent with the Commission’s duties to review and revise the guidelines, and the Supreme Court’s direction, the Commission has established a review of the child pornography guidelines as a priority for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2010. This report is the first step in the Commission’s work on this priority.
Find yourself wondering where to get started in a CP case? Here is a good overview for starters. Most CP cases require trained forensic analysis because with these cases, the devil is in the details.