Prepubescent Enhancement to Child Porn Charges
Child Porn Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA
Prepubescent enhancement is a possible
enhancement of penalties or charges that a defendant may face in conjunction with
child pornography charges. The term "prepubescent" means at the stage of life
just before puberty, when a body becomes sexually mature. This specific
enhancement is focusing on the understanding that the child being depicted
in photos, illustrations or videos is below the age of understanding and
consent, which in most states is granted at the age of 13. Prosecutors
will aggressively pursue these charges given the child's apparent age.
Understanding the Enhancement
This form of child pornography charge is especially damaging and can draw
additional years of incarceration or probation. You need an experienced
team of sex crime defense lawyers who understand the charges, can dissect
the specific photos or videos in question, and work with experts to defend
your rights. Some may think that child pornography refers only to prepubescent
individuals, but in California and according to
federal child pornography law, depiction of a minor (a person under 18 years of age – prepubescent
or not) in any form of sexual activity may constitute child pornography.
Depending upon whether a defendant faces child pornography
distribution charges, he or she may face increased penalties. For example, distribution
may be an automatic felony charge under California law.
Why do I need a defense lawyer?
Facing simple child pornography charges is serious enough. However, when
you face the possibility of additional charges or increased penalties,
it becomes all the more important to consult a defense lawyer as soon
as possible and fight your charges.
Okabe & Haushalter may be just what you need. At our firm, we have
extensive experience and resources as well as expertise in the area of
child pornography charges in particular. We offer a
free consultation to discuss your case and represent clients throughout Los Angeles and
the surrounding areas. We understand just how serious it can be if you
are facing enhancements for prepubescent pornography, and we know what
defense techniques are most likely to benefit your case.
It is our goal to minimize the penalties you face and to diminish the negative
consequences that even a child pornography accusation can have upon your
reputation and your life.