Weston Child Pornography Lawyer

Facing criminal charges of any nature is a serious matter that deserves serious consideration. Child pornography charges are particularly sensitive and require a carefully contemplated approach. Let a sex crimes attorney help protect your privacy and help you fight the charges.

How is Child Pornography Defined?

Child pornography is contraband under the law. This means that no person may legally possess these items. This includes any type of photo, image, or video. According to Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-196f, the knowing possession of less than 20 individual depictions of child pornography is a class D felony. This means that a conviction can result in a prison sentence of one to five years and the payment of a fine of no more than $5,000. However, the statute also states that a conviction requires the court to impose a one-year prison term without any exceptions.

As the number of images that a person possesses rises, so too do the potential penalties. The highest-level charge involving supposed child pornography possession is a class B felony that carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years.

Are There Any Defenses to Possession of Child Pornography?

Fortunately, the law does recognize that the possession of child pornography may be a mistake. Under Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-196g, an individual may raise an affirmative defense if they can show that they possessed fewer than three images, did not knowingly obtain the material, and worked with law enforcement to track the creation of the image or destroy the image.

A Weston child pornography lawyer could help to build defenses against allegations of possessing child pornography. To learn more about defending possession of child porn cases, please click here.

Offenses Related to Creating Child Pornography

Just as it is illegal to possess an illegal item such as child pornography, it is also illegal to bring these objects into the state. According to Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-196c, it is a class B felony for any person to knowingly bring three or more depictions of child pornography into the state. This can include bringing physical copies of images as well as computer files within Connecticut’s borders.

The most serious allegations involving child pornography are those that allege the creation of the images through the exploitation of a child. Under Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-196a, people who employ any person under the age of 18 to create an obscene performance commit a class A felony with a ten-year minimum prison sentence. Similarly, any person who permits a child to participate in these activities while being that child’s parent or guardian is also responsible. Regardless of the exact nature of the charges that a person faces, a Weston child pornography lawyer is ready to help.

Reach Out to a Weston Child Pornography Lawyer Today

Few allegations of criminal conduct are as serious as those that involve supposed child pornography. A Weston child pornography lawyer could help you to avoid this outcome. Call today to discuss your case. You can learn more about our firm by reading our hundreds of 5-star client reviews on avvo.com.

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