The punishments for a federal obscenity conviction are severe, and may include larges fine and up to 5 years in prison for first time offenders. If you’ve been accused of transportation of obscene matters for sale or distribution, you need a seasoned federal sex crimes attorney fighting you for. The team at Grabel & Associates understands what it takes to be successful in a federal obscenity case, and we will aggressively battle for you throughout every stage. We are willing to step in at any point to develop a thorough defense strategy and provide you with wise legal counsel to help you make decisions that will have a significant impact on your future. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, reach out to Grabel & Associates today. Your case is time-sensitive, which is why our staff is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and willing to provide you with a free initial case consultation and get you on track to receiving your desired results. Don’t hesitate—Reach out to one of Michigan’s leading defense firms now.
Understanding obscenity charges can be confusing, because the law is somewhat vague and up for interpretation. The definition of what obscenity is has changed quite a bit over time, but the current working definition describes it as "material that appeals to prurient interest, depicts, or describes sexual conduct in a way that is patently offensive, and lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value." As you can see, certain interpretations of this law border on violating your constitutional rights. Freedom of expression is important and should be fought for aggressively in and out of court.
If you’re facing obscenity charges, you need a skilled defense lawyer who has experience defending against charges like yours on a federal level. Once you understand what “obscenity” is, it’s a little easier to get a better understanding of what qualifies as transportation of obscene matters. This charge involves knowingly producing obscene material, with the intent to distribute it in the United States or in foreign commerce. Obscene materials may take many different forms, some of which are book, film, pamphlet, letter, drawing, painting, image, recording, writing, and more. If two or more copies of any material are found, or a combination of five different materials, it is presumed that material was intended for sale or distribution. The punishment for transportation of obscene matters for sale or distribution is a large fine, up to 5 years in prison, or both.
Finding the right man or woman to represent you is one of the most important things you can do to help protect yourself from federal obscenity charges. If you’re under investigation, you should do some research and secure the services of a top-tier attorney as soon as possible. The earlier you involve legal help, the better your chances are of receiving your desired outcome.
Ask any potential lawyers if they’ve fought for individuals involved in cases similar to your own, and what the outcome was in those cases. A proven track record will speak for their skill set and make it easier for you to make a wise decision. It may also help to meet with the lawyer in person before you decide to hire him or her. This will help you determine if you’ll be comfortable working closely with him or her throughout the course of your case. Once you’re confident in the attorney’s ability, secure their services immediately and get to work building a strong defense.
At Grabel & Associates, we take your case seriously. We understand that the outcome has a significant impact on your future, and will work to uphold your reputation or even clear your name, making it easier for you to move on with your life afterwards. Our team has over 15 years of experience in criminal defense, and is ready to put their knowledge to work for you. Our proven results showcase our lawyers’ dedication and unique skill sets, making it easier to trust us with your future. If you’re facing federal criminal obscenity charges, you need an attorney that values your rights and is willing to go above and beyond in your fight for justice. Don’t settle for a second-rate attorney—Call Grabel & Associates now.
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