Child pornography is a serious crime that involves the production, distribution, possession, or viewing of any image or video that depicts a minor engaged in sexual activity or nudity. Child pornography is illegal under both federal and state laws, and can result in severe penalties and consequences. If you are facing child pornography charges in New Jersey, you need to know what you are up against and how to defend yourself. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned New Jersey child pornography lawyer from the Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri to learn more about the potential penalties you may face and the defenses we can employ to shield you from those consequences. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the potential penalties for child pornography charges in New Jersey?
The penalties for child pornography charges depend on the level of the offense and the circumstances of the case. In general, child pornography charges typically warrant thousands of dollars in fines, anywhere from years to life in prison, and a wide range of other penalties, including, but not limited to, parole supervision for rights, registering as a sex offender under Megan’s Law, and a loss of your civil rights and privileges, such as the right to own a firearm. Rather obviously, child pornography charges are incredibly serious and should not be handled without the assistance of a competent and highly-skilled criminal defense lawyer. Fortunately, you are in the right place. The Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri is here to fight for you.
What are some potential defenses against child pornography charges?
Facing child pornography charges can be overwhelming and frightening. However, you do not have to give up hope. There may be defenses available to you that can help you avoid conviction or reduce the charges or penalties. Some of the possible defenses include lack of knowledge or intent; meaning you didn’t realize you were in possession of child pornography, entrapment; meaning you were somehow coerced by law enforcement or others to commit the offense, insufficient evidence; meaning there isn’t enough evidence to prove you’re actually guilty of committing such a crime, and constitutional violation; meaning your constitutional rights were violated by law enforcement.
Child pornography charges are not something you can handle on your own. You need professional help from someone who knows the law and the system. Contact the Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri today for a free consultation. We will fight for you, your reputation, and your future.