Los Angeles Area Possession – Distribution of Child Pornography
Attorney Carey Caruso 310-553-8580

Charged with Possession – Distribution of Child Pornography in the Southern California Area?  If so, you need a top notch Criminal Defense Attorney experienced with Possession – Distribution of Child Pornography cases who will be able to aggressively represent your interests.

What is Child Pornography? 

Child pornography is defined as the illegal visual depiction of sexual activities involving a child. Any sexually explicit act that is recorded in a photograph, video, picture, film, or computer-generated image may qualify as child pornography. Because pornography by definition involves sexually explicit activity or suggestive images, child pornography is considered to be evidence of sexual abuse against a child. Child pornography promotes such sexual abuse and is therefore illegal in many countries, including the United States.

U.S. Laws Against Child Pornography

It is a federal crime to possess, distribute, transport, access with intent to view, or manufacture child pornography. Under the law, anyone under the age of 18 qualifies as a child. While child pornography typically includes the use of an actual minor, images that are designed or altered to appear as if a minor is engaging in sexually explicit activity can also be considered child pornography under the law.

Child Pornography Charges and Penalties 

An individual who possesses or accesses child pornography with the intent to view it will be charged under federal and/or state law, and may be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for a first offense. More serious charges can be brought against those who manufacture, distribute, transport, or transmit child pornography. Also, repeat offenders will face increased penalties if they are convicted. Depending on the severity of the crime and the individual’s criminal history, some child pornography convictions can lead to life in prison.

 Possible Defenses to Child Pornography Charges

Anyone who is charged with a crime at the federal or state level has the constitutional right to a defense attorney, the right to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. The burden of proof in the case rests with the prosecution, meaning that the prosecutor must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime for which he or she is charged.

Some possible defenses to a child pornography charge may include not knowing that the subject of the image or film was a minor, misunderstanding the nature of the content, or misrepresentation of the nature of the content in court. An  affirmative defense may also apply in a child pornography case, which means that the defense acknowledges that evidence exists, but that the act was justifiable or excusable because the defendant took action to destroy the content or report it to authorities in good faith.

Carey Caruso is an Expert Possession – Distribution of Child Pornography Defense Attorney who cares about each and every client that he represents.  He is well known and respected by judges, prosecutors and fellow attorneys throughout California which helps him succeed in getting favorable results for his clients whether it is through negotiation or a jury trial. 

Call the Law Office of Carey Caruso (24/7 Live Service) now for a free confidential consultation to discuss your Possession – Distribution of Child Pornography case.  Los Angeles Criminal Defense Law Office (310) 553-8580.

Trial Attorney Carey Caruso is a Southern California Area Criminal Defense Attorney and serves clients in the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino and Kern, California.

For legal advice and/or representation, please contact;
Carey Caruso at (310) 553-8580 or info@CareyCaruso.com
425 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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