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 time 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 defense lawyer at the firm today.
Penalties for Child Pornography in New York
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.
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.