Southfield Child Pornography Possession and Distribution Charges
Possessing or distributing child pornography, whether physically or digitally, are both extremely serious criminal offenses. Referred to under law as “child sexually abusive materials” child pornography can include images, video, and other files that are either held or transferred via email, SMS, social media, instant messaging, and other media sharing services. Anyone who has been accused of possessing, sending, or receiving child pornography in Southfield should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away, and take action to fight back against false accusations and rights violations made by police or prosecutors throughout the case. The sex defense attorneys in Southfield at Grabel & Associates are committed to doing whatever it takes to protect Southfield’s accused, and we are ready now to handle every stage of your sex crimes cases, from pre-file to trial, and even post-conviction if you are seeking an improved result after an initial trial disappointment. Call or contact our team online now for a free initial case consultation, and learn more about the unique laws and legal issues you or your loved one could be facing in a child porn case.
With experienced trial advocate and sex crime defense lawyer Scott Grabel on your side, you can confidently battle back against those who want to put you behind bars for an extended period of time. After determining what your case goals are, our team will fight for your best interests with every action we take, keeping you informed of everything going on in your case along the way. As soon as you begin working with the Grabel & Associates team, you gain access to a team of legal professionals available 24/7 to ease your concerns and protect your rights at every turn. Contact our firm right now if you have been charged with or investigated for Southfield child pornography possession and distribution. We are ready to begin working with you or your loved one no matter what the specifics of your case may be.
Child Sexually Abusive Activity Charges in Southfield, MI
According to state law, any media that appears to include a person under the age of 18 years engaged in sexual activity of any kind may not be lawfully accessed, possessed, distributed, or created. Knowingly accessing child pornography, distributing or promoting child pornography, or allowing/coercing a child to participate in child sexually abusive activity can lead to jail time, fines, sex offender registration, and more, and anyone falsely accused of any of these serious sex offenses should work with a talented defense lawyer throughout their legal battle.
Possession of child pornography includes possession of physical materials such as photos and magazines, as well as digital images and videos, including those contained on separate hard drives, CD’s, USB drives, and online databases. Distribution can be as simple as forwarding an email, sending a text message, or actually physically giving materials or a digital storage device to another person.
What some fail to consider is that even if the alleged offender is also a child, it is still considered possession of child pornography for legal purposes. This has become increasingly pertinent with the rise of “sexting” through text messages, social media, and messaging apps. If you are a juvenile (or if your child is) facing child pornography investigation or charges as a result of sexting or other consensual exchanges, contact Grabel & Associates and learn more about what you need to do to protect yourself.
Criminal Penalties for Child Pornography Possession and Distribution
The penalties for child pornography possession and distribution are outlined in the state legislature, under child sexually abusive activity. Knowingly accessing child porn in Southfield is a felony offense which can lead to 4 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine. Distribution of child pornography can lead to up to 7 years behind bars and a $50,000 fine. Making or enticing a child to create child pornography can lead to 20 years behind bars and a $100,000 fine. Always work with a lawyer before you take any action in your case.
Our Approach to Child Pornography Defense in Southfield
Sexting, child pornography, and child sexually abusive activity are all very serious offenses, and require a top-level defense firm with ample experience in felony cases. Our team knows what it takes to protect clients, and will immediately begin fighting with you or your loved one as soon as you contact us. Let us walk through every detail of your case with you and craft an individually tailored defense approach based on the specifics of your situation.
Contact Southfield Criminal Defense Lawyers 24/7 at Grabel & Associates
Call 1-800-342-7896 now for a free initial case consultation, or contact our team online. We are always available to begin working with those accused of misdemeanor or felony sex crimes in Southfield or anywhere else statewide.