Child Porn Lawyer Backs Dem County Attorney Candidate

When a former ACLU lawyer runs for County Attorney, this is they type of supporter they attract:

Self-Described Best Child Pornography Defense Attorney in Valley Endorses Tim Nelson
Thomas Asks Nelson to Repudiate Endorsement

PHOENIX, AZ – September 17, 2009 – County Attorney candidate Tim Nelson has received a record amount of contributions from lawyers representing Valley criminals.

Many of the criminal defense attorneys who have raised $26,000+ for the Nelson campaign have active cases before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

One of Nelson’s maxed-out contributors and endorsers is Jason Lamm.

According to Lamm’s own web site he has “..become recognized as the leading criminal defense attorney in the defense [of] child pornography charges and has handled dozens of cases not only in Phoenix and throughout Arizona, but all around the country..”

His website goes on to say, “Arizona law requires a prison sentence of 10-24 years per image in your possession or on the hard drive of your computer…More times than not, this translates to a life sentence upon conviction, which we as child pornography lawyers can help you avoid (emphasis added).
Lamm doesn’t call himself the less pejorative title of a child pornography defense attorney, but rather, and shockingly, calls himself a “child pornography lawyer.”

In a newspaper article just last week, Lamm offered public support for Nelson while chastising his opponent, Andrew Thomas.

“Given this attorney’s roster of clients and practice area in the law, his support of Mr. Nelson certainly doesn’t inspire confidence in his public safety plans. It would be appropriate for my opponent to repudiate his endorsement,” Thomas said.¬†


Comments

  1. You guys have plunged to new depths of slime.

    Congratulations.

  2. Capo di Tutti Capo says

    Erk – no getting around it, my friends, Jason Lamm is proud to state on his website that he is a child porn lawyer. I have followed in the news some of this cases – he is not a savory character when he aids (and abets, in my opinion) child pornographers. Funny, Guy, S.S – WE’RE the slime?? Whatever happened to good old-fashioned common sense? I’m beginning to think it is only given out to Republicans.

  3. Sam,

    How is it new depths of slime? Is this somehow mischaracterized? Or is it inaccurate? I don’t for one think that Nelson is pro-child porn. But who you take money from has always been fair game in elections. In fact, your party was quite adept at it in 2006 with the Abramoff scandal or even with their calls for Congressmen to return Tom Delay money. And they would have been fools not to use it. Isn’t what’s good for the goose, good for the gander? Or are you so partisan that you think that only Democrats should be allowed to do this?

    Mike

  4. Capo di Tutti Capo says

    Well stated, Mike. I follow the money on any campaign. One of the best ways to find out whether I want to vote for or against one of the ballot props on the ballot this year is to find out who is supporting each of them. That should hold true for any candidate or issue. Oh, yeah, I am giving another Common Sense lecture.

  5. Only a Democrat could attract that kind of support.

    I know that everyone deserves the best defense possible, but what kind of attorney would want to specialize in child porn defense?

    Then again, what kind of candidate for County Attorney would accept a campaign contribution from an attorney who defends child pornographers? Only the Tim Nelson kind.

    BOB HARAN,
    Phoenix

  6. Wooden Teeth says

    Let’s assume you and I both know what child porn is. You are caught with an image on your computer that neither of us two considers child porn. But what if the prosecutor disagrees? You’d end up hiring a child-porn defense attorney, right? And you’d honestly expect that he’d not have clients that may be, uh, guilty of possessing child porn?

  7. Wooden Teeth-

    Oddly enough the problem of being caught with an image on my computer that I don’t think is child porn but the police do has never happened to me.

    I guess that’s why I have a hard time trusting anyone who takes money from this child porn defense king Jason Lamm.

  8. Dennis Roberts says

    Perhaps it is different in AZ but in CA the state bar requires criminal defense lawyers to represent anyone who presents themselves seeking representation. Once that principle is established shouldn’t one rightly or wrongly accused of crime seek out the best and most experienced lawyer in the area of the alleged criminality. Would someone charged with gun law violations be restricted to lawyers who have never handled a gun case? That really seems to be the argument here. I pray that the people of Maricopa County have more sense than to fall for this tired and unjustified attack. It causes me no end of concern that this particular race is not about the quality and trial skills of the two opponents but about the law practice of a supporter of one of the candidates. For shame. Read the constitution !

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