Chicago Child Pornography Defense Lawyer
Let Our Sex Crime Attorney Protect Your Rights
Sex crimes can lead to excessive fines, time in prison, and damage to your
reputation when you register as a sex offender. Of all
sex crimes, child pornography charges are associated with the most negative stigma
of all. Upon hearing the words, it can result in immediate prejudice and
heated animosity before the accused has the opportunity to defend themselves.
Law Office of Steven Fine, we know many such arrests could be the mistake of someone else’s
wrongful act or could occur because the subject of the materials was assumed
to be 18 years of age or older. Since the severity of such a charge carries
such harsh connotations, it’s imperative that you seek highly experienced
legal representation as soon as you can.
Understanding Child Pornography Charges
According to Illinois criminal code 720 ILCS 5/11-20.1, child pornography
is defined as materials involving the visual image of children under the
age of 18, who are engaging in sexual activity, the simulation of sexual
activity, or any other kind of sexual behavior meant to arouse the viewer.
Due to the various media outlets available, child pornography charges may
derive from a wide array of scenarios, such as:
- Distribution or sale of child pornography in person, mail, or online
- Downloading photographs from a website, e-mail, or online
- Possession of hard copy photographs
- Possession of photographs which were saved to a computer hard drive
- Producing child pornography, such as photographs or videos
- Soliciting or sending sexual photographs with a minor
Child pornography is considered a Class 1 felony, including a possible
prison sentence of four to 15 years; although, the sentence may increase
depending on the circumstances.
Call (312) 436-0638 for a Complimentary Consultation
With over two decades of criminal law experience, our former prosecutor
has a thorough understanding of the law and how to protect your rights.
Don’t let these child pornography charges ruin your life, do not
hesitate to contact our Chicago criminal defense lawyer and get the help you need.
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