When it comes to child pornography, the penalties are very strict and harsh. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can review the facts of your case honestly and openly to build the best defense possible. Contact our office today for a free consultation.
Child pornography is a serious situation. If you’re convicted of this sex crime, it’s almost always a felony and the penalties include fines, jail time, and registration as a sex offender – a label that remains with you for the rest of your life. The federal government brings out the big guns in child pornography cases, seizing every piece of evidence it can. Your emails and instant messages will be reviewed. And your computer will be subjected to a serious search. With so many forces against you, don’t trust your future to an inexperienced criminal defense lawyer. You need an experienced San Diego child pornography attorney with the Law Offices of Elliott N. Kanter. Protect your future. Call the Law Offices of Elliott N. Kanter for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Child pornography is any material – printed or digital – that depicts children under the age of 18 engaged in or simulating sexual activities. Minors can’t consent to perform these activities and the child’s parent can’t consent to allow their children to participate in such activities including:
The California Child Pornography Law is clearly defined under the various sections of California Penal Code 311. Under these laws, a “child” is anyone under 18, unless he/she is an emancipated minor or involved in lawful conduct between spouses when either or both of the individuals are under the age of 18.
California Penal Code 311 begins with the specific definitions used throughout the code and continues with the listing of the various crimes of Child Pornography. There are several different offenses that you can be prosecuted for involving child pornography. These include (but are not limited to):
Child pornography can take a variety of forms, including books, magazines, images, videos, drawing, and recording.
Consequences for distribution of child pornography depends on the defendant’s specific activities. In general, a defendant convicted of transporting child pornography into the state of California or distributing child pornography to others may be sentenced to a term of up to one year in county jail or state prison, a fine up to the amount of $1,000, or both.
California state laws impose more stringent penalties on defendants who engage in the industry of child pornography for commercial gain. If the defendant transported, distributed, or advertised child pornography for commercial benefit, the penalty increases to imprisonment in state prison for a term of two, three, or six years, or a fine up ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.
Have you been falsely accused of distribution or possession of child pornography in California? The stakes in child pornography are very high. A conviction could mean you will have to pay costly fines. You could go to jail. You could have to register as a sex offender. The worst thing you can do is delay calling a knowledgeable lawyer. If you are facing charges for a child pornography offense, it is best that you make the first move in your defense now and call Mr. Elliott N. Kanter as soon as possible after an arrest. As an attorney, Mr. Elliott N. Kanter will take time to hear your side of the story and work diligently to protect your legal rights. Call our office today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to learn more about our legal resources and services.
Any child pornography case is complex. Just because you are accused of the crime doesn’t mean you are guilty. Sometimes it’s a matter of entrapment; other times it’s a simple mistake. The Law Offices of Elliott N. Kanter will work with you to fight for your legal rights. We will work with you to build your defense and protect your rights. Some tactics we may investigate could include:
Make the first move in your defense against a child pornography charge in San Diego County by seeking representation from a local attorney. The stakes in child pornography are very high. You could pay costly fines. You could go to jail. You could have to register as a sexual offender. The worst thing you can do is delay calling a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience defending clients in criminal law cases. Some of the firm’s practice areas include sex crimes, prostitution, statutory rape, probation violations, rape, indecent exposure, drug trafficking, assault and battery, domestic violence, theft, juvenile offenses, fraud, DUI, and drug crimes. If you have been arrested by law enforcement and charged or if you believe you are under investigation, please don’t delay in contacting experienced child pornography attorney Elliott N. Kanter by phone or email at email@example.com for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. You can also fill out the form on this website to speak with a person in our office. Contact our law firm and together we’ll get started on protecting your rights.