We’re on Your Side
Shane and Erica are leading trial lawyers in Southwest Missouri. Both have achieved numerous not guilty verdicts and have been able to help their clients get the best outcome. Shane and Erica know what it takes to get the best outcomes even in the toughest cases.
List of Crimes:
- Possession of child pornography
- Receipt and distribution of child pornography
- Coercion or enticement of a minor
- Sexual exploitation of a child
- Transfer of obscene matter to a minor.
Our excellence in the courtroom sets us apart. When you’ve been accused of a pornography-related crime, we’re on your side.
What Our Clients Say
“My case was a mess. There’s not a more professional way to put it – it was an absolute mess that was ongoing for 3 full years. An attorney friend recommended Shane and Erica when I was desperately in need of the best representation.”
“They were always honest, open, and confident in direction and gave me peace of mind to know they had my very best interest at heart. They treated me with integrity and kindness at a time when I personally lacked both from myself and most others.”
“Their legal expertise is unparalleled and they are the most decent and compassionate people. My situation was traumatic and awful for me yet they were able to get us to the right result. I really cannot say enough about the quality of their character or their work ethic. They are the right choice for you.”
“If you find yourself in a legal situation, whether you’ve been charged yet or not, reach out to Erica and Shane for legal advice. They truly do have your back and will give you expert advice for your situation. I was blessed to be represented by both Shane and Erica.”
Being accused of a crime is a scary and potentially life-altering experience, and you will have many questions. We know the intricacies of criminal defense. We have handled over 350 federal cases and over 3,000 state and municipal cases. We know the judges and prosecutors because we work with them daily. We know what makes them tick. And we use that knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We are relentless and leave no stone unturned in investigating your case.
We’ve spent decades fighting tooth and nail for our clients. We’ve built our reputation by being relentless, responsive, and strategic.
Child Pornography Case Law
As leading child pornography lawyers in Springfield, Cantin Mynarich regularly posts important updates in child pornography case law. If you or a loved one is facing child pornography charges, contact the child pornography lawyers at Cantin Mynarich.
Understanding Downward Variance in Sentencing in Child Pornography Cases/in Child Pornography /by Cantin Mynarich
To determine whether a downward variance was appropriate in child pornography cases, the court will apply the approach proposed by the United States Sentencing Commission in Chapter 12(C) of its 2012 Child Pornography Report to “differentiate between offenders based on the content of the pornography at issue.”
Understanding Waiver of Appellate Rights in Child Pornography Cases/in Child Pornography /by Cantin Mynarich
Whether a valid waiver of appellate rights occurred is a question of law that courts will review de novo. The question in this case is whether Defendant “knowingly and expressly” waived any and all rights to appeal his conviction and sentence, except for a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel.
Understanding Conditions of Probation in Child Pornography Cases/in Child Pornography /by Cantin Mynarich
The conditions of probation prohibited Defendant from possessing sexually explicit material – including child pornography, accessing the internet or electronic devices without permission, using nonapproved social media or chat websites, and consuming alcohol or drugs. A standard condition of probation for child pornography-related crimes required Defendant to “submit at any time to an unannounced visit and/or search of the offender’s person, vehicle or premises by the agent/designee.”