Los Angeles Child Pornography Attorney
Are you facing criminal charges related to child porn?
Child pornography is a serious criminal offense that can be charged in either Federal or State court. This sex crime is punishable by prison or county jail, fines and sex offender registration. A
criminal defense lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter can help you avoid these penalties by offering you legal guidance and representation regarding your charges.
For more information about child pornography defense and the types of cases we handle, please visit our dedicated website focused exclusively to child pornography defense.
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Media attention and the support of political groups and the community at large have contributed to the harsh consequences of any sex crime charge in California. If you are accused of child pornography, you will need a lawyer on your side that can aggressively defend your rights even in the face of the social stigma associated with this crime. At our firm, we are experienced lawyers who are committed to helping clients who have been accused of or arrested for possession, production, sale or distribution of child pornography. We handle cases throughout Los Angeles and the South Bay.
Why hire a defense attorney?
Only an attorney can help you avoid the harsh penalties associated with a child pornography charge in California. Attempting to represent yourself, or working with a Federal or State-appointed attorney can have devastating results. You need an attorney on your side who has the time and the resources to help you – not to mention the experience and knowledge of Federal and California law as it relates to these charges. At our firm, this is exactly the type of attorney you will work with.
Under Federal and California law, it is illegal to create, sell or possess any type of material (video, pictures, etc.) of a child under the age of 18 in a sexual manner or performing any type of sexual act. Simply possessing or downloading a picture or video of a person under 18 engaged in sexually exploitative behavior constitutes this charge. Child pornography may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, with multiple offenses resulting in additional penalties.
You will be charged in accordance with the amount of child pornography found in your possession, including individual pieces as well as copies. Your penalties will increase in regards to the amount of images or videos found on your computer and the age of the children. You may face fines of up to $100,000 or more, and even a lifetime in prison, depending upon the amount found in your possession and whether you are charged with distribution or sale of child pornography.