Richmond Child Pornography Attorney
Arrested for possessing or distributing child pornography?
Many law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for people who produce,
possess or distribute child porn and when they suspect anything, they
raid homes and organizations to apprehend the guilty individual.
Despite whether or not you are guilty of the crime makes no difference. The moment that you face such austere accusations, there is a social stigma
involved that makes it difficult to clear your name.
Call (866) 723-1884 For Experienced Defense!
When you are facing
sex crime allegations of this nature, not only is your reputation tattered, but
your career, your family life and your social network can be damaged.
Usually, child pornography is a federal offense, which means that the
arrest and prosecution of the crime will be intense and unrelenting..
If you have been accused or charged with child pornography possession or
speak with a
Richmond sex crime attorney
from Vaughan C. Jones, Attorney at Law.
Penalties for Child Pornography
Even if you are a first time offender accused of child pornography, you
will be surprised as to how harsh the penalties are for the offense. It
is a known fact that these types of offenses come with mandatory prison
time. The federal penalties for child pornography crime are as follows:
- First Offense for Producing Child Porn: Under Federal Law this crime is
punishable for 15-30 years in prison as well as a steep fine.
- First Offense for Possession of Child Porn: This is a class 6 felony. With
any conviction of possession you could be looking at a five year prison
sentence as well as possible sex offender registration.
- First Offense for Transporting Child Porn: If you are found transporting
this material across the states or in foreign commerce, then you can face
serious fines along with a prison sentence of 5-20 years.
It is important to remember that if you have any previous sex crimes on
your record including sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation
or child pornography, then you can face aggravated charges and significantly
stiffer penalties. You should also know that any child pornography case
can lead to sex offender registration.
Charges for Possession or Distribution of Child Pornography
According to United States Federal Law, any sexually explicit images, digital
images, computer generated images or videos that contain children and
minors are considered to be illegal contraband. Federal law also notes
that it is against the law to entice, coerce or persuade anyone under
the age of 18 to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of
producing child pornography. The offense is handled in the federal jurisdiction
if you us the internet to download the explicit material or if you use
U.S. mail carriers to take the material across a state or international border.
If you are found producing, possessing, receiving or distributing sexually
explicit material involving a minor, including undeveloped film, then
you could face federal criminal charges. Even if you attempt to commit
a child pornography crime, but are not successful, you can be prosecuting
for this federal offense. They have also expanded this crime to include
any cartoon imagery of a minor engaging in sexual conduct. Here at the
firm, we defend against a number of child pornography crimes including:
- Possession of child porn
- Production of child porn
- Distribution of child porn
- Reception of child porn
Many times the government agencies look to find people who have purchased
child pornography by going through their credit card records. If you or
someone you know is facing any of the above sex crimes, then it is vital
that you obtain an aggressive
criminal defense attorney to protect your rights against the state or federal prosecution.
Contact Our Defense Firm For Assistance
Searching for an attorney for child pornography in Richmond? Here at Vaughan
C. Jones, Attorney at Law we have experience defending against state and
federal crimes. Our Richmond criminal defense attorneys have extensive
courtroom litigation experience and the negotiation skills to help you
fight your child pornography charges. In order to evade a criminal conviction
and a lifelong sex offender registration, you will need to act fast. A
strong defense begins immediately so get the help of a former prosecutor
on your side. If you or a loved one has been charged with a child pornography
crime, speak with a sex crime lawyer from our firm without delay.
Contact us today by calling (866) 723-1884 or fill out our free online
case evaluation form to get started!