Although all child pornography charges are serious, there are differing degrees of charges based upon the exact nature of the alleged offense. The first factor that will be evaluated is how many images you had on your computer. After an investigation of your computer, did investigators find a handful of images? Hundreds of images? Or even thousands of images? Next, the prosecutor will evaluate the age or ages of the children depicted in these images. The younger the child, the more serious the child pornography charges will be. There are different tiers of sex offenders. Depending on the tier, sex offender registration length of time will differ. You could be facing up to a lifetime of sex offender registration. If you would like to learn more about the degrees of child pornography charges and the sentence that you could possibly face, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm. Okabe & Haushalter has much experience in this area, and is ready to help defend you.