Los Angeles Federal Child Porn Lawyer
Defense for Federal Child Pornography Charges
There are a number of internet crimes that can be prosecuted at the federal
level, including the sending or receiving of child pornography, reproducing
child pornography videos for the purposes of
distribution or advertising such materials. Sending materials that depict a minor or
someone that appears to be a minor, engaging in sexually explicit conduct
to another minor is also a federal crime.
The penalties associated with these crimes include being imprisoned for
at least 5 years. In some cases, if it has been determined that a person
has engaged in a child exploitation enterprise, they could face from 20
years to life in prison. Federal prosecutors will aggressively try to
prove your guilt and maximize the penalties imposed. This is why you need a tough
Los Angeles child pornography attorney working on your behalf.
State vs. Federal Charges for Child Pornography
Depending upon the particular case, a defendant may face child pornography
charges in either state or federal court. In California, child pornography
is covered under the state’s obscenity laws. Distributing child
pornography is a felony offense under state law, and it is also illegal to
produce any type of child pornography or depiction of a minor (a child under 18
years of age) in any sexual act.
U.S. federal laws prohibit the interstate distribution of child pornography
as well as the distribution or possession of child pornography on federal
property. Under federal law, child pornography is defined as “any
visual depiction” of a minor engaging in “sexually explicit
conduct”. This may include actual intercourse or any sexual activity,
as well as exhibition of the minor’s genitalia. For more information, see
18 U.S.C. Chapter 10, “Sexual Exploitation and Other Abuse of Children”.
Strong Defense for Federal Child Porn Charges
Mark Haushalter and Ryan Okabe have been successfully defending those accused
of internet and sex crimes for many years. Our lawyers understand that
not everyone accused of a crime is guilty and that good people sometimes
make a single mistake that can haunt them for the rest of their lives,
if not defended properly. We feel that our client's rights need to
be protected and that they deserve the best defense that we can provide.
As former prosecutors, we have a unique understanding of how the justice
system works and what actions we can take that can result in the best
possible outcome for our clients. There are many different defenses that
can be used, depending on the specifics of your case. All of your questions
need to be answered and you need to be made fully aware of the strategies
that can produce a winning defense. The sooner you consult with us, the
more rapidly we can begin working for you.
If you are facing federal child pornography charges, quickly contact a Los Angeles child porn defense lawyer
who is willing to fight on your behalf.