Los Angeles Sale Of Child Pornography Attorney

Charges relating to the distribution or sale of child pornography are taken very seriously by officials in the state of California. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors will pursue those suspected of selling child pornography relentlessly. If you or somebody you care about is facing these charges, you need to call Okabe & Haushalter immediately. Our Los Angeles child pornography defense attorneys has the resources to conduct a complete investigation into your case. Our goal is to get the charges against you reduced or even dismissed altogether.

Laws relating to the sale of child pornography in Los Angeles

Laws related to child pornography can be found in various portions of state code, specifically in Penal Code Sections 311.1, 311.2, 311.3, 311.4, 311.10, and 311.11. Concerning the sale of child pornography:

Penal Code 311.10 PC.
This says that it is a crime knowingly to advertise obscene child pornography for sale or distribution in California.

For the purposes of this law, child pornography can take many forms. This will be defined as any matter or material that depicts sexual conduct by a person under the age of 18. This can include films, photographs, videotapes, digitally produced material, and more. For this law, “sexual conduct” is defined as any sexual action conducted by or in the presence of a person under the age of 18.

Penalties for selling child pornography in Los Angeles

Most child pornography charges are considered “wobbler” offenses in California. This means that they can be charged as either felonies or misdemeanors.

  • Misdemeanor child pornography charges could result in a person facing up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
  • Felony child pornography charges could result in a person facing time in state prison ranging from 16 months to eight years, as well as a fine of up to $100,000.

Additionally, those charged with child pornography could be required to register as sex offenders in the state of California. This will result in the name, address, photograph, charges, and more of the person convicted being available to the public.

Possible defenses for these charges

There are various defenses that your sale of child pornography defense attorney could employ. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The material was not child photography
  • The accused did not know the material contained a person under the age of 18
  • The material served a legitimate purpose (medical, scientific, educational)
  • Law enforcement illegally searched or seized the material in question
  • The accused was entrapped by law enforcement

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If you or somebody you love has been accused of selling child pornography in the Los Angeles area, contact the team at Okabe & Haushalter as soon as possible. Our qualified and experienced attorneys have a firm belief that everybody deserves to have competent and vigorous representation in court. We understand how these changes can affect a person’s life, so let us get to work investigating your case immediately. When you need a Los Angeles sale of child pornography defense attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799.