Child pornography refers to produce, distribute, or even just possess pornographic materials that involves a minor, someone under the age of 18 at the time that the pornographic material was created. This includes sexual intercourse, masturbation, bestiality, sadistic or masochistic acts in form of images, pictures and video recorded footage used to create the Child pornography content. Any of this activities are considered a crime under Federal and state laws
Possession of Child Pornography Laws in California
Under California Penal Code Section 311 PC comes the California's child pornography law, according to this section the crime includes either to send, transport, deliver, duplicate, print, advertise or possess child pornography in any kind of format or to hire or persuade minors to participate in making pornographic videos or content by their will or not. The following points are the elements of this crime:
- Sharing, Sending pictures or videos of naked under age girls or boys on an internet pornography group or any website on the internet.
- Hiring a minor person to perform any kind of porn or sexual act in form of pictures and/or video format
- Own an online business to advertise or sale in anyway child pornography
Punishment for Possession of Child Pornography
These kind of cases are prosecuted vigorously with severe penalties such as a lifetime record as a sex offender and child pornographer and imprisonment up to 3 years depending on the case. Therefore getting help from an experienced federal criminal defense attorney is the best course of action in order to get the best deal possible.
Possible defense for Possession of Child Pornography charges
- No evidence
- False Accusation
- Illegal search and Seizure
- No sexual activity
With more than 40 years of experience, the Law Office of Raoul Severo is at your disposal for a free of charge assessment of your case.Last but not least, by reading this article you are entitled to use one of our discount coupons for lawyers that will grant you a discount and a free assessment of your case. Just send us a message including the code: CriminalOffense_5-20
Send us a message! We'll get back to you ASAP