Section 2256 of Title 18, United States Code, defines child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (someone under 18 years of age). Visual depictions include photographs, videos, digital or computer generated images indistinguishable from an actual minor, and images created, adapted, or modified, but appear to depict an identifiable, actual minor. Undeveloped film, undeveloped videotape, and electronically stored data that can be converted into a visual image of child pornography are also deemed illegal visual depictions under federal law.
Child pornography is the illegal use of children in pornographic pictures or films. It may be simulated child pornography or produced with the direct involvement of the child. If you are convicted of child pornography in New Jersey, then you should immediately contact an experienced and aggressive sex crimes attorney in Jersey City, NJ to protect your rights.
Child pornography allegations carry some of the biggest social stigmas compared to other sex crimes. Child pornography charges greatly affect not only the accused person but his/her family as well.
Consequences of Child Pornography Charges in New Jersey
In the past, child pornography conviction penalties were more severe at the federal level. However, the law in New Jersey now enforces strict child pornography penalties. New Jersey’s new law imposes mandatory minimum prison sentences for those convicted of distributing 25 or more pornographic images of children. A first-time offender will serve at least five years and repeat offenders up to 10 years.
The new law’s largest impact is on these four types of child pornography offenses:
(1) manufacturing child pornography;
(2) possession of child pornography;
(3) distribution of child pornography generally;
(4) distribution using peer-to-peer file sharing.
Contact Experienced Sex Crimes Attorney Jersey City, NJ
It is very important to have an experienced New Jersey child pornography defense lawyer who understands the issues at play.
When your reputation, your job and your livelihood are on the line, a sex crimes attorney in Jersey City, NJ at the law office of Joel Silberman, LLC can assist in investigating and preparing your case. Joel and his team can work with the appropriate experts to maximize your ability to obtain a successful resolution of your case.
Please feel free to call our office at 201-420-1913 for further information about conviction of child pornography offenses. You can also send mails at firstname.lastname@example.org.