Child Pornography

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California considers sex crimes against children to be especially serious, which is why charges involving child pornography are subject to severe penalties. Laws against child pornography prohibit the production, possession, transport, distribution, and sale of pornographic material that involve or depict minors under the age of 18. It must be demonstrated that you knowingly participated in some aspect of the creation and distribution of, or were knowingly in possession of, child pornography.

These charges can be costly, but they can have a wide-reaching impact throughout other areas of your life. Child pornography charges are considered felonies, and some charges can require you to register as a sex offender if convicted. These penalties can limit your employment opportunities, housing locations, and other aspects of your life. Your defense should begin with speaking to a qualified Fresno sex crimes lawyer. At The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch, we are prepared to start your case right away, day or night.

Contact our firm today to learn more. Call (559) 484-2112.

What is Child Pornography?

Child pornography is any form of media, including film, digital files, and print media, that depicts or involves a person under the age of 18 in sexually explicit situations, performing sex acts, or undressed for purposes of sexual gratification. There are multiple charges that involve child pornography, including:

  • Knowingly sending, transporting, producing, possessing, or duplicating child pornography with intent to distribute.
  • Sexual exploitation of a child
  • Knowingly hiring, employing, using, persuading, or coercing a minor to participate in the production of child pornography.
  • Knowingly advertising obscene child pornography for sale or distribution.
  • Knowingly possessing or controlling any child pornography that was produced using a person under 18.

Penalties for Child Pornography Charges in California

The penalties for these charges are steep and can be extremely costly for those who are convicted. Depending on the specific, charge, the penalties can vary greatly. Possession, distribution, and commercial gain can affect the penalty your charge might receive.

Possession:

  • Registration with the State of California through the Sex Offender Registration Act.
  • Up to $2,500 in fines.
  • Up to 1 year in county jail. For repeat offenders, between 2 and 6 years in county jail.

Distribution:

  • Registration with the State of California through the Sex Offender Registration Act.
  • Up to 1 year in county jail or state prison.
  • Up to $2,000 in fines. For repeat offenders, up to $50,000 in fines.

Engaging in Child Pornography for Financial Gain:

  • Registration with the State of California through the Sex Offender Registration Act.
  • 2 to 6 years in state prison. For hiring or coercing a minor into producing child pornography, 2-8 years in state prison.
  • $50,000 to $100,000 in fines.

Teen Sexting

Sexting is a popular form of sexual expression for teens, but it can get teens into legal trouble. When one or both participants are under the age of 18, sexting can be considered the production, distribution, and possession of child pornography. Teens may face charges related to child pornography for nothing more than a moment of hormone-fueled poor judgment.

Get Help with Your Child Pornography Charges – (559) 484-2112

At The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch, we understand the life-changing impact that your charges can have. Our Fresno sex crimes defense attorney is ready to tackle your case, no matter how complex. A former prosecutor, our attorney has more than 15 years of experience in the courtroom. We are waiting to help, so don’t wait to reach out and start your defense.

Contact our firm 24/7 to request a free case evaluation. Call (559) 484-2112 today.

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