Los Angeles Child Porn Lawyer
Child Porn Crimes in Los Angeles
Offenses involving child pornography are amongst the most serious of all sex crimes, and frequently result in federal charges. If you are being charged with a child pornography crime, it is critical that you contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer to represent you in your legal proceedings, as you may be facing penalties that can adversely affect you for the rest of your life.
Child pornography is defined under California Penal Code Section 311 as any material that depicts minor individuals engaged in actual or simulated sexual conduct. In this case, "sexual conduct" includes:
- Intercourse, lewd and lascivious acts, anal sex, oral sex, or excretory functions performed in a lewd and lascivious fashion
- Display of the genitals, or pubic/rectal area
- Vaginal or anal penetration by an object
There are a number of offenses that can be charged in relation to child pornography, including the distribution, possession, advertising, developing, printing, and exchanging of child porn, as well as the employing of minors to participate in acts considered child porn. Penalties depend on the exact offense committed, as well as the defendant's criminal history, and can include monetary fines, incarceration in prison, and lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Legal Defense Against Child Porn Charges
At Stephen G. Rodriguez and Associates, we have represented a number of individuals in child porn cases, and we understand how frightening it can be to face such charges. If you are being accused of a child porn offense, it is important to know that there may be many available defenses in your case. It may be possible to prove that you were the victim of entrapment by law enforcement officials, that you had no intent whatsoever to commit a child porn crime, or that you were arrested as a result of illegal search and seizure. We will fully explore all of your legal options in an effort to give you the best possible chance of a successful case outcome.
Contact a Los Angeles child porn attorney who will aggressively protect your rights if you have been accused of a child pornography crime.