Production of child pornography is a serious offense in California and the United States and occurs when a person plays a role in the production, or creation of pornography that involves minors less than 18 years of age. Other offenses may also play a role in a child pornography production case, such as kidnapping, rape, abuse and many others. If you have been accused of producing child pornography, it is critical that you enlist the legal services of a Los Angeles child porn defense lawyer at your earliest possible convenience.
Although it is commonly stated that those charged in United States criminal courts are innocent until proven guilty, the subjects of cases involving child pornography often find a significant element of bias among juries and judges, and throughout the court system as a whole. Because of this, successfully defending the accused in cases of production of child pornography may be next to impossible without the right legal support. Entering into a trial without the skills of a talented defense attorney may result in long-term prison sentences, very expensive fines and, perhaps most harmful in the long run, mandatory registration in the sex offender database.
Okabe & Haushalter understand how challenging it can be to present the facts of production of child pornography defense to an unbiased jury and have the tools necessary to do so. Our firm focuses on strategies that include diligent research, organization and the attention-to-detail that is needed to cover every base in terms of defense. Prosecutors will fight vigorously to see any defendants convicted and sentenced to the fullest extent of the law, and we can stand against them to represent your best interests in court. Your rights do not disappear when you have been charged with production of child pornography, and we value those rights in every one of our clients.
Contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney immediately if you have been charged with producing child pornography and would like to discuss your options for defense.