Federal Crimes: Child Pornography
What is considered child pornography?
Federal law prohibits the distribution, sale, transportation, receiving or reproduction of child pornography through interstate or international commerce. Child pornography may include any visual depiction (photograph or video) of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Interstate and international commerce may include distribution through the postal system or via the internet, television or by any other means that brings it across state lines or national borders. Federal child pornography charges are typically more severe than those at a state level, and the penalties are more serious.
Federal Penalties for Child Pornography Offenses
A person convicted in federal court for child pornography-related offenses may face fines and 5 to 20 years in prison. If the defendant has a prior conviction for child pornography, sex trafficking of children or sexual abuse of a child, the court may impose a sentence of 15 to 40 years in prison. Your future is on the line if you are facing federal child pornography charges. Be sure that your case is in the best hands, as you will need an aggressive advocate for your rights if you are to avoid a conviction and maximum federal penalties for this offense.
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