Alleged criminal behavior has in some ways become easier to detect due to the personal computer. Yet law enforcement officials still face serious challenges to prosecuting sex crimes using computer-related evidence. For instance:

  • Have you been accused of soliciting a minor using a computer or a cell phone? Officers sometimes make an arrest before contact between parties even occurs.
  • Have you been charged with downloading, disseminating or possessing child pornography? Prosecutors may face an uphill battle in proving that you downloaded the images, or that the images belong to you, or that the computer belongs to you or that you had use of the computer.
  • Have you been accused of soliciting or engaging in prostitution using a computer? Law enforcement officials may have lacked the right to seize your computer.

If you face a sex crime charge that involved the Internet or a computer, contact the criminal defense attorneys of The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger. Registration with the sex offenders’ registry, a prison sentence or findings of a Megan’s Law violation may result from a conviction. We can work to protect your rights, future and freedom by questioning police officers’ handling of your case.

Were police tipped off? We can question motives and credibility. Has your computer been seized as evidence? We can question the validity of data recovery methodology. Did police officers enter your home? We can question whether they had probable cause to do so.

The attorneys of The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger have been handling criminal defense matters in northern New Jersey for more than 25 years, have a long track record of success and will work knowledgeably and diligently to prove your innocence and protect your rights. Contact us to learn more about your options and our legal services.


The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger operates three offices for clients’ convenience, in Freehold, Toms River and Pt Pleasant and our initial consultations are always free. To schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney, call 732-702-0333 or fill out our online intake form.