Activities Relating to Material Constituting or Containing Child Pornography Attorney
The production, distribution, and possession of child pornography are all illegal under Federal law. Child pornography has been legally defined as a visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct with an individual under the age of 18. Child pornography related crimes are taken very seriously, which is why it is very important to obtain the services of a skilled sex crimes attorney for federal charges early on in your case, even if you know you are innocent. Potential penalties include large fines and prison time, with the maximum penalty being a life sentence. If you want to protect yourself or your loved one from wrongful conviction and clear your name, contact Grabel & Associates. Our staff has over 15 years of experience working in criminal defense and understands what it takes to be successful in even the toughest child pornography cases. If you or a loved one has been accused of production, distribution, or possession of child pornography, call our toll-free number right now.
At Grabel & Associates, we understand that the child pornography laws are very broad. Just a few wrong clicks online or something as simple as opening an email could result in serious criminal charges. In many modern cases, social media or text messaging (“sexting”) can play a role, and the authorities won’t care how old you think someone is or if you are in what you thought to be a consensual relationship.
We’re passionate about defending the wrongfully accused and will do everything in our power to ensure you have a fair shot at justice. Call now to connect with our defense team.
Understanding Child Pornography Laws in the US
There are strict federal laws in place to protect individuals under the age of 18. Many individuals are unaware that simply viewing child pornography could result in felony charges. Below is a list of activities related to child pornography that are illegal in the state of Michigan.
- Knowingly transporting visual depictions of an individual under the age of 18 participating in sexual activity.
- Producing visuals of minors engaging in sexual conduct.
- Knowingly receiving child pornography.
- Selling child pornography.
- Possessing child pornography with the intent to view.
- Attempting any activity related to child pornography.
The penalties for the crimes listed above vary case by case. For cases involving children under the age of 12, punishments drastically increase. If you receive a guilty verdict in your child pornography case, you could face anywhere from 5 years to life in prison and large fines. To avoid life-changing consequences, contact the Grabel & Associates team as soon as possible.
Fighting Child Pornography Charges in Michigan
There are several different approaches to defending against child pornography charges. The first is proving that the defendant did not knowingly possess or aid the distribution of child pornography. If your lawyer can show that you were unaware of the crime being committed, you could clear your name. Another approach to child pornography defense is seeking out an affirmative defense. This may be effective in cases involving possession of child pornography. This approach requires your attorney to prove that you possessed less than three matters depicting a child engaging in sexual activity, that you took action destroy the images, that you did not allow any other person besides law enforcement to view the images, and that you reported the matter to a law enforcement agency promptly.
Our Approach to Child Pornography Cases
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates carefully assess every case that comes across their desks to determine the best course of action. Your wellbeing is our top priority, and we’re committed to reaching an outcome that will not dramatically harm your future. If you want Michigan’s brightest legal minds working on your behalf, call us today to learn more. A skilled case analyst will provide you with a free, no-pressure case consultation to help you determine if Grabel & Associates is the right firm to handle your case. If you decide to partner with us, you’ll be connected with a seasoned defense lawyer who has worked on cases similar to yours in the past. His or her experience and knowledge of Michigan law will help you achieve the best available outcome in your criminal case.
Contact Us 24/7 Child Pornography Defense
To speak with our staff, simply dial 1-800-883-2138. A talented member of our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and help you get on track to receiving favorable results in your child pornography case. Contact us online now.