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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.

At the 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.

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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 child pornography lawyer and get the help you need.

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