Child pornography charges are very serious. They should not be faced without an aggressive New Jersey child pornography lawyer who has handled countless such cases in the past. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about these charges and how we can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is child pornography?
The state of New Jersey defines child pornography as the sexual exploitation of a child under the age of 18. If a child under the age of 18 is filmed or is permitted to be filmed engaging in a prohibited sexual act or a simulation of an act, it is considered child pornography. Simply put, the possession, distribution, or viewing of a child under the age of 18 performing a sexual act or being portrayed in a sexually suggestive manner can all warrant child pornography charges.
What happens if I’m caught with child pornography?
If you are found to be in possession of child pornography, you can expect to face various penalties. A third-degree possession/viewing of child pornography charge can warrant up to five years in New Jersey state prison, a $15,000 fine, and you will most likely have your name placed on the sex offender registry.
Will I go to jail for selling child pornography?
The possession or distribution of child pornography in the second degree can warrant anywhere between 5 and 10 years in prison, a $150,000 fine, and you will have your name placed on the sex offender registry. You will also most likely be under Parole Supervision for Life and you will face a mandatory minimum of parole ineligibility.
What happens if I am found guilty of creating child pornography?
The possession, distribution, or manufacturing of child pornography in the first degree is an incredibly serious charge that can ruin a person’s life. If you are found guilty, you can expect to face up to 20 years of incarceration, a $200,000 fine, and you will most likely be under Parole Supervision for Life and you will face a mandatory minimum of parole ineligibility. Your name will also be added to the sex offender registry, meaning that the general public will know your name, what you did, and more. If you are facing child pornography charges of any sort, speak with our New Jersey sex crimes attorney today.
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