Transportation of Obscene Matters for Sale or Distribution Attorney
Playing any part in the creation, transportation, or distribution of obscene matters is illegal in the United States of America. If you knowingly produce with intent to transport, distribute, or transmit, you could face criminal charges that may result in large fines, prison time, or both. You’ll need the help of a seasoned defense attorney if you want to avoid harsh, life-altering penalties. The sooner you’re able to connect with a skilled defense lawyer, the better your chances are of receiving a favorable outcome in your criminal case. Your attorney will walk you through the early stages, explaining the investigative process and informing you of your rights. Without a strong lawyer, it’s easy to give in to tricky investigation tactics. To avoid self-incrimination, remember that you always have the right to remain silent and consult with an experienced federal sex crimes attorney before speaking to police and prosecutors.
Understanding the Laws Surrounding Transportation of Obscene Matter Cases
Knowing what the law says is the first step in taking the confusion and mystery out of your criminal case. U.S.C. § 1465 deals with the production and transportation of obscene matters for sale or distribution in the United States. It states that anyone who knowingly creates obscene matter with intent to transport, distribute, or transmit it in interstate or foreign commerce, or whoever knowingly carries or travels to sell or distribute the obscene matter shall be fined, imprisoned, or both. “Obscene matter” takes many different forms, some of which include books, pictures, pamphlets, films, papers, prints, silhouettes, letters, images, figures, drawings, casts, electrical transcriptions, phonograph recordings, and more. It is defined by law as “filthy” and as anything with “indecent or immoral character.”
As you can see, the definition of “obscene matter” is rather vague, outdated, and up to interpretation. This is why having an attorney on your side can be beneficial in your production and transportation or obscene matters for sale or distribution case. Your lawyer may work to prove that the content being created or transferred had some sort of artistic, scientific, or other value, depending on the details of your case, or could prove you never created or transferred materials at all, which could end up clearing your name. Contact Grabel & Associates to learn more about your defense options and how partnering with one of our attorneys could benefit you.
Penalties for Transportation of Obscene Matter
If you’re caught transporting two or more copies of any form of obscene matters, or a combined total of five pieces of obscene matters, it will be assumed that the material is intended for sale or distribution. If this is not the case, an attorney can help you form a rebuttal, potentially saving you from the consequences that may ensue. The penalties for involvement with obscene matter are quite harsh. United States law states that anyone caught producing or transporting obscene matters for sale or distribution could face a fine, imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. When the stakes are this high, it’s important to do everything in your power to set yourself up to receive the best available outcome. The sooner you reach out to an attorney, the better your chances are of having a fair shot at justice.
Our Approach to Defending Michigan’s Wrongfully Accused
We’ve been fighting for clients in the state of Michigan for over 15 years. Our network and extensive understanding of both state and federal law set us apart from other firms, making us the obvious choice for those in need of criminal defense. We are committed to devoting ample time and attention to every case that crosses our desk. We’ll conduct our own investigation to develop a completely customized approach to your defense, giving you the best shot at achieving your desired outcome. Whether you’re in the investigation stage or post-conviction, our lawyers can step in and assist you.
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