California state laws impose severe penalties on defendants who engage in the industry of child pornography for commercial gain. When a person knowingly uses child actors in creating pornographic video and engages in the distribution and sale of child pornography, they are in violation of several laws. A defendant who videos children engaging in or simulating adult sexual conduct can count on little to no objectivity when prosecuted.
For this reason, you will need strong, aggressive defense counsel on your side.
Videos are among the most common types of media for distribution of child pornography. The penalties for possession of child pornography videos are severe. Further, law enforcement and prosecutors alike tend to pursue child pornography-related arrests and convictions with great vigor. Those who are accused of involvement with child pornography videos not only face arrest and potential conviction, but also an often-intense degree of judgment and disdain from society.
Convicted offenders regularly face several years in prison and tens of thousands in financial penalties. For many, however, the most damaging penalties are the requirement to register as a sex offender. The road ahead is arduous at best for the accused, and it is critical for anyone charged to enlist the services of a defense attorney who can aggressively advocate your case.
Okabe & Haushalter understands the urgency that accompanies an arrest for child pornography. Our firm has achieved favorable results for many of our clients and can effectively convey to the court your innocence, whether you were coaxed into the crime by law enforcement and other mistakes that may incorrectly cast you as a guilty offender. We strongly support your right to a fair trial and a skilled legal defense; while we cannot guarantee success in any case, our lawyers can explore every possible legal option to minimize or eliminate your charges.
If you have been accused of any involvement with videos of child pornography, do not hesitate to contact a San Francisco child pornography defense lawyer immediately.