Muskegon Child Pornography – Distribution and Possession
Grabel & Associates attorneys understand how sensitive any sex crimes case involving a child can be, especially those cases that involve alleged possession or distribution of child abusive materials. Child pornography is a very serious problem; however it is equally important that those who have been wrongly accused of possessing child pornography or distributing illegal materials be protected from life-changing penalties. We know what it takes to help Muskegon’s falsely accused avoid sex crimes conviction and will aggressively fight to defend the rights of anyone facing a wrongful sex crime accusation.
Your most powerful tool in a sex crimes case is your right to remain silent, and you should never say a word before you are able to contact a Muskegon sex crimes defense lawyer. Our team is available 24/7 for anyone facing a child pornography investigation or child sexually abusive materials charge, and we are ready to immediately begin working with you, guiding you to the best available case outcome.
Under the direction of experienced sex crimes defense lawyer Scott Grabel, our Michigan legal team has been providing top-level defense to clients statewide for over 10 years. We have experience working within Muskegon County courts and have handled cases just like yours many times over the past decade. Work with a lawyer who understands the unique laws and legal issues you are facing, and who knows the tactics that are effective in tough sex crimes cases. We are recognized as a leader in Muskegon sex crimes defense and are prepared to do whatever it takes to protect you throughout every stage of your case.
Child Sexually Abusive Activity Charges
According to the Michigan Penal Code, Section 750.145c, it is illegal to access, possess, make, or distribute anything which depicts a child engaging in a sexual act of any kind, except if that person is a police officer, computer technician, photograph processor, social services agent, criminal or civil case party or witness, or judicial officer acting within the scope of their employment or lawful assignment. The person depicted in the materials does not necessarily have to be under 18, if it appeals to a similar audience, has no political, artistic, scientific, or literary value, and is depicted in an offensive manner. Because the definitions surrounding these laws are extremely subject to interpretation, wrongful conviction can easily result, while the people actually responsible for possessing and distributing child pornography go free.
Child pornography laws are among the most loosely defined in the Michigan criminal justice system, and even minors who receive consensual images of their minor partners via text message, email, or social media could face child pornography charges. It is critical for anyone who has been accused of possessing, making, or distributing child sexually abusive materials to contact a lawyer right away and fight back against the potential penalties that could result. Grabel & Associates is available 24/7 to stand with you in your fight for justice.
Criminal Penalties for Child Porn Possession
The potential sentences you could face for child sexually abusive activity in Michigan are as follows:
- Any person who induces, coerces, or allows a child to engage in child sexually abusive activity for the purpose of creating child pornography, or who finances, produces, reproduces, or otherwise makes child pornographic material is guilty of a felony, and can be punished by a jail sentence of up to 20 years and a fine of as much as $100,000, along with sex offender registration and other serious penalties.
- Anyone who distributes, promotes, finances the distribution of, or conspires to distribute child sexually abusive materials can be convicted of a felony and sentenced to up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
- Anyone who knowingly accesses or seeks access to child sexually abusive material can be convicted of a felony and sentenced to up to 4 years in prison and a fine of as much as $10,000, along with other potential punishment.
Our Approach to Child Pornography Cases in Muskegon
Our attorneys value your best interests and want to ensure your side of the story is told in investigation and during trial. We know how to present information, uncover rights violations, and expose evidence that you are innocent throughout your fight for justice. Our attorneys are recognized statewide for their ability to craft individualized defense strategies, and the effectiveness of our unique approach is evident in our proven results. Contact our firm now and let us help you understand the legal issues you are up against in your uniquely important case.
Contact Grabel & Associates 24/7 for Child Pornography Defense in Muskegon
For a free initial case consultation, call 1-800-342-7896 now toll free, and instantly be connected to an experienced case analyst. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you and will fight to protect your rights and defend your future as police and prosecutors seek to convict you.