Long Island Child Pornography Attorney
Criminal Lawyer Serving Clients in Nassau County
Are you facing criminal charges involving child pornography? Whether you are being charged in the State or Federal court, there are serious criminal penalties associated with child porn. Besides facing a jail/prison sentence and steep fines your name could be added to the official sex offender registration which creates a very negative social stigma.
If you become a registered sex offender, not only will your integrity and reputation be ruined but you will also have a difficult obtaining gainful employment in the future. The legal team at Prime & O'Brien, LLP has nearly two decades of experience defending against austere criminal offenses including child pornography. For aggressive representation in the courtroom, contact a Long Island criminal lawyer at the firm today.
Penalties for Child Pornography in New York
According to New York Penal Law § 263 child pornography is referred to as possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. You can be found guilty of this particular crime when if you knowingly possess anything that contains any sexual performance by a child who is age sixteen or younger. Possessing child pornography is considered to be a class E felony in the state of New York.
You can also be charged if you are found promoting, simulating or facilitating a sexual performance by a child. The word "performance" in this context refers to a movie, video, photograph, dance performance, play performance, or any sort of visual representation that can be played before an audience. Promoting any such material would constitute selling, manufacturing, lending, mailing, transferring, distributing, delivering or advertising obscene sexual conduct involving a child.
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In the state of New York, all felony crimes are considered punishable by death or by imprisonment longer than one year. Prosecuting attorneys will address felony crimes with intense ferocity and the New York criminal justice system as a whole is very tough on crime, as they tend to be more conservative. A class E felony in particular is one of the lowest felony charges that you can face. This type of felony charge is punishable for up to 2-5 years in jail depending on the severity of your crime.
It is important to remember that having a felony conviction on your record can lead to lasting consequences- being a convicted felon can make it difficult to get a job, rent an apartment, move into a new area or even open a checking/savings account. Speak to a criminal defense attorney from the firm today to learn about the possible consequences of your felony offense.
Defending Against Child Pornography Charges in New York
Whether you have been accused of possessing, distributing, promoting or facilitating a sexual performance by a child, you will be facing tough prosecution. With help from a hard-hitting criminal attorney, you may be able to aggressively pursue a reduction of charges or even a complete dismissal of your charges. The criminal defense lawyers at the firm have successfully defended against a multitude of felony crimes and they can help secure positive results in your case.
The legal team at Prime & O'Brien, LLP takes a proactive and "hands on" approach when they take cases to trial in order to help you evade serious criminal penalties. Having successfully defended hundreds of alleged criminal offenders, the attorneys at the firm are dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. When facing tough penalties and prosecution, it is vital that you obtain an even tougher criminal defender to protect your freedom and future rights. For the relentless defense you deserve, contact a Nassau County criminal lawyer from the firm to discuss your charges.