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FACING CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES IN LOS ANGELES?
It is illegal to produce, trade, possess, distribute, or sell pornographic materials that exploit, or show a minor. Child pornography is considered any image that shows a child or minor simulating or actually participating in sexual acts. More broadly, it is any image that exposes a naked child in a sexual way or that depicts a child’s genital areas.

It is illegal to produce, possess, distribute, trade, or sell pornographic materials that feature, exploit, or portray a minor. Child pornography is considered any visual image that depicts a child or minor simulating or actually engaging in sexually explicit activity. More broadly, it is any visual image that depicts a naked child in a sexually suggestive way or that exposes a child’s genitals.

Types of pornographic visual images:

Photograph
Video
Digital Image File
Electronic Data
Drawing
Magazine

Very often, alleged offenders across the country are arrested for a long list of wrongdoings identified with the portrayal of children in sexual circumstances. While these law violations are terrible, it is each American’s entitlement to get a fair trial, on the grounds that not everybody who is accused is guilty. A prepared lawyer will have the experience in child pornography defense to help their clients confront their charges with the courage and certainty necessary for a successful case.

 

 

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FORMER PROSECUTORS NOW DEFENDING YOU
Convictions connected with child pornography can destroy a person’s reputation, relationships, career–and, in fact, a person’s entire future. Laws and penalties under California penal Code § 311 have broadened in the last ten years to stop and punish the use of computer technology and the Internet for spread of child pornography. As a consequence, police agencies set up “sting” operations to catch, supposed guilty people.

Internet pornography sting operations can lead to being trapped, which sometimes plays a role in the arrest and conviction. Because of this, an entrapment defense can often be used to challenge these types of charges. Even when entrapment by police has not happened, people can unknowingly download pornographic material due to Internet viruses, pop-ups or even spam. Being accused of pornography possession is still possible regardless of whether or not the downloading was on purpose. Entrapment, mistake, and innocence are only a few of the defenses that make charges related to child pornography worth fighting.

PENALTY ENHANCEMENTS IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASES

Penetration Enhancement: If the porn you possessed involved images of children being sexually penetrated, you can face enhanced charges. Enhancements can translate into worse penalties such as extended jail time, fines, and sex offender registration.

Prepubescent Enhancement: If the material that you were in possession of includes depictions of children that appear to be prepubescent in age (meaning they haven’t gone through puberty), this can enhance your charge with worse penalties. Images that depict prepubescent children are considered to be worse and can create penalty enhancements.

Quantity Enhancement: Quantity enhancement means you had in your possession a larger than normal quantity of pornographic images depicting children in sexually lewd or explicit acts. Having such a large quantity of illegal pornographic material may suggest to law enforcement that you had intentions to sell or distribute the material.

 

 

DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS & REPUTATION

Child pornography is an area of criminal law where a skilled attorney is essential. Many clients have been represented by our firm in such cases throughout the years. At Okabe & Haushalter we work hard in order to deliver dependable defense strategies aligned with investigative research. Our greatest priority is seeing to fair treatment through your trial, which includes giving our clients the respect of a thoroughly considered and competent defense executed by a strong attorney.

 

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