Detroit Child Pornography Possession and Distribution Charges
Explicit materials depicting minors under the age of 18 are highly illegal both in Detroit, statewide, and nationally. If a person at any time receives, possesses, sends, or otherwise distributes any of these materials in picture, video, or other form, serious criminal penalties can result. Even if the alleged offender did not know the age of the person depicted in the materials, child pornography conviction is possible, which is why it is so crucial to work with an attorney who understands what it really takes to beat excessive sentencing or wrongful conviction in Detroit child pornography cases. Grabel & Associates is a firm with ample experience handling highly sensitive sex crime cases, and we know the strategies that are most effective as you seek to defend your rights throughout the criminal justice process. Contact our talented sex crimes defense attorneys now if you or someone you care about has been accused of possessing or distributing child pornography in Detroit or anywhere else in Michigan, and fight back against potentially life-altering penalties.
For well over a decade, our skilled sex crime defense attorneys have been representing clients in all kinds of serious felony cases, including Detroit child porn possession and distribution cases. Our attorneys know what it takes to prove your innocence or achieve another favorable outcome, and will do everything possible to pursue your best interests throughout every stage of your case. There are so many different elements in play in child sexually abusive materials cases, and so much for both sides to evaluate, which is why it is critical that you begin working with an attorney as soon as possible. Our team is available 24/7 to work with clients who are facing misdemeanor or felony sex crime charges, and will immediately provide you or your loved one with a free initial case analysis, walking you through the next steps you need to take in order to combat a serious felony conviction and the harsh sentence that could result.
Detroit Child Pornography Possession and Distribution Laws
According to Michigan child sexually abusive material laws, accessing, possessing, or distributing any materials that include a child or appear to include a child can lead to criminal conviction. This means that anyone who has child porn in print, on a computer, hard drive, flash drive, phone, or in any other medium, or who sends child sexually abusive materials via text message, email, online transmission, or any other means, can face felony conviction and the resulting penalties. The only exemptions include certain commercial film or photo processors, computer technicians, and others who may inadvertently access or possess child pornography.
Sexual abusive materials are not solely limited to those involving nudity or including sex, and can include anything involving erotic fondling, passive sexual involvement, or prurient interest. Obviously, cases involving these kinds of serious allegations are never taken lightly by the courts, and anyone who has been accused of such a severe offense should take action to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible. Our sex crime defense lawyers are always available to begin working with clients in Detroit and statewide who are accused of possessing or distributing child sexually abusive materials.
Criminal Penalties for Detroit Child Porn Possession or Distribution
If convicted of possessing child sexually abusive materials, or knowingly seeking child sexually abusive materials, a person can be sentenced to up to 4 years behind bars and a fine of up to $10,000. Distributing or promoting these materials can lead to up to 7 years behind bars, and a $50,000 fine. Additional penalties, such as sex offender registration and a felony record, are also very likely.
Grabel & Associates Approach to Sex Crime Defense in Detroit
Our lawyers understand how damaging just a criminal investigation can be when such a sensitive issue is involved, never mind a life-altering conviction. Our comprehensive defense approach takes every stage of a case into account, and we will work to both protect your rights and defend your reputation while battling to help you achieve the most favorable result possible. Get in touch with our team as soon as you can so that we have as much time as possible to develop an individually-tailored defense approach after reviewing the details of your case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Child Sex Crime Defense
If you have been falsely accused, our team is here to help you. Call 1-800-342-7896 now to speak with an attorney who can begin to answer some of your questions about your specific case. You can also contact us online for more information.