California Child Pornography Defense Attorneys for the LGBT Community

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LGBT Child Pornography Defense Attorneys in CaliforniaLegal Definition of Child Pornography in California

In California, child pornography is legally defined as any depiction of a minor who is engaged in a sexual or sexually related activity. Child pornography is typically found in pictures, videos, or computer-generated content. Individuals are often falsely accused of child pornography. Statistics show that defendants who hire a child pornography defense attorney are far more likely to receive less severe sentences and be acquitted for their crime. Contact Pride Legal to get in touch with one of our LGBT or LGBT-friendly Child Pornography Defense Attorneys.

Elements of Sex Crimes in California

Child pornography is illegal in all 50 U.S. states and territories. An individual can be charged with child pornography if he or she:

  1. Send, cause to be sent, or make a sexual image or video recording of a person under eighteen; AND,
  2. Share, exhibit, or exchange the material with, or sell or distribute it to, another person; AND,
  3. Know that the material presents someone under the age of eighteen in a sexual situation.

Legal Penalties of Child Pornography in California

In California, child pornography is a very serious crime. In order to prevent such crimes from occurring, strict legislation is in place. If convicted of child pornography, one faces serious punishments.

  1. Possession:
  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • Up to 1 year in county prison
  • 2, 4, or 6 years in county prison (if a registered sex offender)
  1. Distribution
  • Maximum fine of $2,000
  • Up to 1 year in prison
  • Maximum fine of $50,000 (if the defendant has been convicted on a similar charge)

If you are fighting child pornography charges, it is imperative to contact one of Pride Legal’s Child Pornography Defense Attorneys.

Know Your Rights About Sex Crimes

  1. There are statutes of limitations for various sex crimes.
  2. Gather as much evidence as possible. Sex crime cases are often based on “he said she said” evidence. Concrete evidence will greatly help you.
  3.  Invoke your 5th amendment rights (don’t speak to authorities until you have a lawyer present).
  4. Although you have rights and should exercise them, do not obstruct police investigations. This will only harm you.
  5. Most importantly, hire an experienced attorney. To protect your rights, hire someone who understands them.

Contact Pride Legal

If you or a loved one has been charged with child pornography, we invite you to contact us at Pride Legal for legal counseling or any further questions. To protect your rights, hire someone who understands them.

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