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California Child Pornography Lawyer

Sex Crime Defense in California

Sex crimes are offenses surrounded by harsh social stigmas, aggressive prosecution, and severe criminal penalties. Although most sex crimes are considered extremely serious offenses, few are as complex and harshly punished as those involving children. As a result, individuals facing charges for child pornography in California can expect nothing less than a difficult legal process and life-changing consequences upon conviction.

According to California Penal Code § 311, any material that exploits a minor or depicts a minor engaging in actual or simulated sexual conduct is considered child pornography. Depending on the circumstance involved in a case, accused individuals may be charged with:

  • Distributing child pornography
  • Employing underage minors
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Advertising child pornography
  • Developing, duplicating, printing, or exchanging child pornography

Penalties for child pornography offenses can vary. Typically, individuals are prosecuted for felony crimes and in some cases for federal crimes. Fines and lengthy terms of imprisonment can be severe, but mandatory registration as a convicted sex offender is often a repercussion that has most significant and lasting impact.

Child Pornography Defense

Defense strategies for child pornography allegations must be tailored around the specific circumstances of a case. Generally, our legal team will focus on disputing relevant evidence that a defendant knowingly committed an offense or had knowledge that the persons depicted were under the 18. Some cases may involve mistaken identity or charges that arise when accused individuals were not aware that they were in possession of child pornography – such as when another uses their computer. In any case, our firm fights to have charges dismissed or reduces as much as possible.

More Than 70 Combined Years of Experience on Your Side

By working with a California sex crime lawyer from Rodriguez, Lewis & Kahn, individuals charged with an offense involving child pornography can receive the experienced representation they need throughout each stage of their legal journeys. As invasive investigations and relentless prosecution are the norm in these cases, having a proven legal warrior on your side of the courtroom can be invaluable.

For more information about the charges and penalties you face – or to speak personally with a California child pornography attorney from our firm – please do not delay in filling out a case evaluation form or in calling (213) 267-9790 today.

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