Las Vegas Child Pornography Attorney
Penalties for Child Pornography
Child pornography charges can be brought against you for the production, advertisement or possession and any form of pornography involving minors. These are felony charges which carry severe penalties. Using or promoting the use of children in pornography, even with no intent to distribute it, is punishable by life in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. Advertising child porn can result in 15 years in prison and fines up to $15,000. Possessing child pornography can carry fines up to $5,000. A first offense can result in a prison sentence of up to 6 years, while subsequent offenses can increase the sentence up to life imprisonment. It is thus vital you obtain the help of a skilled
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney if you are facing any of these charges or are under investigation in relation to child pornography.
Defending Your Rights
At Okabe & Haushalter, we will aggressively defend your rights throughout every phase and aspect of your case. Our firm will take immediate action to investigate the facts of the case and pursue potential evidence in order to build a strong defense strategy. We will review the evidence of the prosecution as to its validity, admissibility and potential impact on how we address your defense.
There are certain defenses which may be built on in the attempt to protect your freedom. Firstly, a lack of intent undermines child pornography charges. For example, you may have received child pornography without having ordered or requested it. Or you genuinely did not know minors were involved in your projects. There is also the question of the material itself and whether it in fact has literary, artistic, political, or scientific value, rather than comprising pornography. These factors may help you escape prosecution or conviction.
Contact a Las Vegas child pornography attorney
for help attempting to avoid the severe penalties of a child pornography conviction.