Child Pornography Crimes in Texas
El Paso Criminal Defense Lawyer
Whether it is possession, production, or transportation, serious criminal
charges are associated with the crimes involving child pornography. Not
only are you facing lengthy prison sentences and expensive fines, but
also mandatory registration as a national sex offender, which can permanently
ruin your reputation.
Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we are dedicated to protecting your rights, reputation, and most importantly,
Our El Paso criminal defense lawyer firmly understands Texas laws and court proceedings in order to obtain
the outcome your desire.
Child Pornography Penalties
Child pornography is defined as any sort of visual depictions of sexual
conduct involving a minor (under the age of 18). Possession of child pornography
is considered a third degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence
between two and ten years and a fine of up to $10,000. However, if an
individual possesses child pornography and demonstrates the intent to
distribute or promote it, the charge is increased to a second degree felony,
which is punishable by a prison sentence between two and 20 years and
a fine of up to $10,000.
Knowingly producing, directing or promoting a performance which entails
sexual conduct by a child under 18, this crime is considered a third degree
felony. However, if the child is younger than 14, the charge is increased
to a second degree felony.
For the crime of employing a child younger than 18 for sexual performance
or conduct, it is considered a second degree felony. However, if the child
is under 14 years old, it is considered a first degree felony. A first
degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence between five and 99 years
and a fine of up to $10,000.
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Our El Paso criminal defense lawyer understands how overwhelming facing
child pornography crimes can be. We understand that mistakes happen, which
is why our legal team can thoroughly investigate your case and gather
the evidence necessary to build a strong and personalized defense strategy
for you. Do not hesitate to get the qualified legal representation in
order to get your life back to normal.
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