Possession Of Child Pornography Lawyer
Possession of child pornography is an extremely serious charge, which is becoming more and more prevalent in the community. Virginia Code 18.2-374.1:1 explains child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor, someone under 18 years of age. Visual depictions include videos, photographs, digital or computer generated images indistinguishable from an actual minor, and images created, adapted or modified, but appear to represent an identifiable, actual minor. Long prison sentences and extremely high fines expect those convicted of child pornography-related offenses.
The production of child pornography creates a permanent record of a child’s sexual abuse. The penalties for production of child pornography can range from 5 to 40 years in prison, depending on the age of the involved minor, relative to the age of the offender, and whether or not the offense is a subsequent offense. When these images are placed on the Internet and disseminated online, the harassment of the children continues in perpetuity. If the content does not include children, it cannot be considered child pornography. There is also content that is exempted by the Motion Picture Association of America such as specific drawings or films. Additionally, content that serves an educational or scientific purpose may not be considered child pornography.
Child pornography includes videos, films, or photos of underage minors participating in sexual acts or showing body parts specified by law. The state also punishes individuals who permit their children to participate in child pornography or who compel children to participate in child pornography. In addition, state laws prohibit the possession of child pornography if the individual voluntarily and knowingly possesses pornography representing children.
Child pornography cases are unique and sensitive, and require an attorney with the right knowledge and training. In some cases, people seek to profit from sharing child pornography over the Internet by creating websites for this purpose. Those who operate this type of website in Virginia and take payments from others to distribute pornographic materials featuring children may be found guilty of a Class 4 felony. Under Statute 18.2-10, people who convicted this type of crime will receive a penalty of prison sentence that will last at least 2 years and possibly as long as 10 years. They may also receive a fine up to $100,000.
However, if the person is at least 7 years older than the subject of the child pornography, the person shall be penalized by a term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years nor more than 30 years in a state correctional facility, 5 years of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment.
Our lawyers are proud of the work we do in terms of protecting clients charged with possession of child pornography cases. A substantial amount of effort has been invested into learning how the different court systems operate when it comes to resolving child pornography cases. We have a good idea of which of the Judges will enforce jail time vs. no jail time. We can generally expect what kind of plea suggestions you can receive if charged by Fairfax County for these types of computer sex crimes.
If you need the help of a child pornography lawyer in Virginia in Fairfax, City of Fairfax, Prince William (Manassas), Fauquier (Warrenton), Loudoun (Leesburg), Caroline, Stafford, Spotsylvania (Fredericksburg), Chesterfield, Henrico, Arlington, Richmond, Alexandria, Warren (Front Royal), Clarke, Shenandoah, King George, Charles City, Frederick (Winchester), Fredericksburg, Gloucester, Hanover, Hopewell, James City, King & Queen, King William, New Kent, Newport News, Petersburg, Prince George, Rappahannock, York, call our law firm immediately for help and speak to a lawyer about your options.
The SRIS Law Group can help you best possible outcome based on the facts of your case. If you wish to consult an SRIS Law Group, P.C. child pornography attorney in Virginia, call us at 855-696-3348.