Child Pornography Charges
New Jersey Child Pornography Charges Lawyer
If you have been charged with a child pornography crime, it is important that you hire an attorney as soon as possible. Your professional and personal reputations are on the line. You may also face jail time, fines and registration as a sex offender if you are convicted.
I am Anthony N. Palumbo and I have more than 35 years of experience defending clients from criminal charges, including charges for child pornography and related crimes against children. I understand the impact these allegations can have on your life. I will work to defend you from these charges.
For a free, confidential initial consultation, contact me, a New Jersey child pornography charges attorney or call 866-664-8118. I will work to have the charges dismissed or your penalties reduced.
Possession of Child Pornography Charges
Many people are not aware that it is a crime to simply look at underage people in sexual situations. It is also a crime to look at the genitalia or body parts of a person in this protected age bracket.
To be convicted for child pornography, the prosecution must prove that you knowingly possessed or looked at an image that shows a child in a prohibited sexual act. It does not matter if this image is simulated. An image is any reproduction, including:
- Computer programs
Conviction for possession of child pornography can land you in jail for five to ten years. You will also need to pay up to $10,000 in fines.
Distribution of Child Pornography Charges
Distribution of child pornography can lead to the same five-to-ten-year prison sentence as possession. However, you may have to pay up to $250,000 in fines. Also, a charge for distribution is often accompanied by a charge for possession, increasing your potential penalties significantly.
To be convicted of distribution, the prosecution must show that you received an image with the intent to distribute it. Distribution is broadly defined in New Jersey and can include:
- Mailing and delivery
- Publishing, circulating or disseminating
- Offering or advertising
- Presenting or exhibiting
For example, if you post a picture in a chat room, send a photo to a friend or offer child pornography to someone, over the Internet or in person, you could be convicted of distribution.
Contact a Sex Crimes Attorney in Union – Middlesex – Monmouth – Essex County, New Jersey
These serious offenses are being prosecuted more and more in New Jersey at the state and federal levels. These charges carry severe consequences if you are convicted. As a sex crimes attorney, I can help you fight these charges. Contact my criminal defense firm to discuss your case.