What is Child Pornography?
Child pornography is anything that shows a person under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit behavior. This can involve a number of formats, including a movie or video, a photograph, or a computer-generated image. The definition of sexually explicit behavior can involve any type of sexual act that would be inappropriate to display involving a minor.
Almost any use of child pornography would be considered illegal, such as creating, selling, receiving, advertising, mailing, giving away, or simple possession of materials.
What are the consequences of a Child Pornography charge?
Penalties for child pornography activities can include fines and lengthy prison sentences. The severity may depend on the circumstances of the situation.
In addition, a minor depicted in child pornography could sue the person who created, sold, distributed or otherwise used the materials. This lawsuit could also result in financial damages.
What are some defenses to a charge of Child Pornography?
Possible defenses for a charge of child pornography include:
- Proof that the individuals in the alleged pornography are not minors (18 years or older).
- You did not intend to have the materials in your possession or were not aware of the materials.
- If you receive unsolicited pornography, the best action is to destroy it immediately and report it to the police.
Contacting a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles
If you are accused of child pornography, you should contact Ken Behzadi immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses, and the legal system process.