Child Pornography Lawyer in Riverside
Child Pornography Charges in California
It is illegal to possess, create or sell any material of a child under
18 performing a sexual act or represented in a sexually explicit manner.
Child pornography charges may be filed in the federal or state court.
Penalties are severe and may include heavy fines, lengthy prison terms
or probation. If convicted, you must register as a sex offender. Contact
a Riverside criminal defense attorney immediately if you have been accused
of possession, production or distribution of child pornography.
Some child pornography charges are subject to enhancement, depending on
certain factors. Enhancement means charges and penalties will both be
increased. This can occur if the child or children depicted are prepubescent
or if actual penetration occurs in the pornography. If a large amount
of material is involved in a possession or distribution case, enhancement
is also likely. Either way, child pornography charges are an incredibly
serious matter and require urgent attention from a competent legal professional.
Fight child porn charges in Riverside!
At Grech & Packer, we are Certified Specialists in Criminal Law. This
means you will receive the benefit of our advanced knowledge, trial experience
and successes. We have a command of the many complexities involved in
criminal cases, some of which have a material effect on the outcome. An
example is the circumstance of police charging a defendant for distribution
or purchase of child porn through an internet chat room. If this involved
an undercover operation, the conduct of police may not have been entirely
legal. It may be deemed to be entrapment and luring one into an act they
had no predisposition of committing. It must also be proven that is was
in fact you who had entered the chat room.
There are many details we will review which may help to have charges lessened
or dismissed. In cases that go to trial, the burden of proof still rests
with the prosecution. In possession cases, it must be proven beyond a
reasonable doubt that you were aware that the material existed in your
possession. Many similar intricacies mean all is not lost. We will work
tirelessly in the pursuit of the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact a Riverside child porn lawyer if you have been accused of possessing, producing or distributing child